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Science News Archive - July 25, 2009

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The chasm further widened between rich and poor nations as dialogue centered on how to approach the climate change has turned into debate.

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Scientists have discovered evidence of a hefty amount of the practically extinct mountain yellow-legged frog in Southern California, where the amphibian has not been spotted in a half-century.

The newly repaired Hubble Space Telescope is sending back exquisite pictures of debris from an object that collided with Jupiter, NASA officials said. Scientists interrupted calibration of Hubble's new Wide Field Camera 3, installed by astronauts in May, to photograph the debris field 360 million miles away, said Heidi Hammel, Hubble's lead astronomer at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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A scientist reported Friday that the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," where low amounts of oxygen in the water make it hard for anything to live there, is less than half the size as predicted earlier this year.

Teenagers who Web surf, text message and consume caffeine at night are more likely to fall asleep during the day, researchers in Pennsylvania said. Philadelphia's Drexel College of Nursing studied adolescents who used multiple forms of technology late into the night while drinking caffeinated beverages, lead author Dr.

Emotional suppression may cost college freshmen friendships, a co-author of a University of Oregon at Eugene study said Saturday. Hiding your emotions is something that is very common but it's something that often is not the right thing to do, Sanjay Srivastava said.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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