Science News Archive - September 30, 2009
NOAA has just three weeks to decide whether spotted seals, which rely upon sea ice off the coast of Alaska, should be classified as a threatened or endangered species.
In order to counter the effects of global warming, developing nations would have to cough up around 100 billion dollars every year for 40 years.
At an Oxford University climate conference, experts announced that sea levels across the globe will almost inevitably rise more than 6 feet.
Plumes of harmful air pollutants can be transported across oceans and continents -- from Asia to the United States and from the United States to Europe -- and have a negative impact on air quality far from their original sources.
Close to 600 scientists from 21 countries met Sept. 23 â€“ 25 2009 in Bremen, Germany, to outline major scientific targets for a new and ambitious ocean drilling research program.
Scientists at the University of Connecticut say that extensive testing has conclusively shown that a skull fragment that Russian officials claimed was from Adolf Hitler was in fact from a woman.
Why recognizing sex pheromone components of the silkworm moth at the scale of atoms and molecules impacts on eco-friendly agriculture.
UCLA scientists say they've identified two chemicals linked to a missing protein in children with ataxia-telangiectasia -- a progressive neurological disease. The researchers said they discovered the two chemicals instruct cells to ignore signals to stop producing important proteins. When DNA changes â€¦ occur in the middle rather than the end of a protein-producing signal, they act like a stop sign that tells the cell to prematurely interrupt protein synthesis, Professor Richard Gatti, one of the study's authors, said.