Science News Archive - July 30, 2009


The US climate bill would allow states that are profoundly dependant on greenhouse-gas releases fuels to have more carbon credits on a per capita basis.


An international research team has developed a mathematical and cartographical model that make it possible to view how Mediterranean landscapes evolve in the aftermath of forest fires.


Two researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom have shown for the first time that the law of brevity in human language.

Researchers aboard drilling vessel Chikyu report successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone.


It seems that humans are not the only creatures possessing the ability to appreciate good music.


Researchers at the University of Leicester have paved the way for the first ever use in Europe of an insect (biocontrol) to combat an invasive plant species in Britain.


A giant new machine called' Oyster' designed to harness the power of ocean waves and turn it into ‘green' electricity is being installed on the seabed off the Atlantic shores of the Orkney Islands.

The InForm project will provide a boost to an exciting area of research known as formulation science.

Alloying elements in bronze sculptures give clues about artist, date, origin and authenticity.

To understand how climate change may affect species survival, we need to understand how climate influences their time-keeping.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.