Science News Archive - January 11, 2010


Cleopatra may have rocked a mean cat eye, but she wasn’t history’s first style icon - scientists say that title may belong to Neanderthals who lived over 50,000 years ago.


Thousands of San Francisco's famous sea lions are now calling the Oregon Coast home after their mysterious disappearance from San Francisco's famous Pier 39.

Regulating protein levels is key to biomedical research in humans and model organisms.


In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature can have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.


A study into sunlit water droplets, published in New Phytologist, provides an answer that not only reverberates across gardens and allotments, but may have implications for forest fires and human sunburn.


Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tombs of workers who constructed the great pyramids, revealing how they lived nearly 4,000 years ago.


Spanish scientists have described the lichen Phylloblastia fortuita, new to the Iberian Peninsula and to science.


The new species is the largest of its type in the Middle East, but its habitat is endangered.


The increase in temperature in the Arctic has already caused the sea-ice there to melt.


TAU researcher uses scorpion venom to develop a safe and ecologically sound pest control method.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).