Science News Archive - January 14, 2010
Tens of thousands are feared dead after a catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday afternoon.
Scientists believe they have the answer to why the Chinese Shar-pei dog breed has a wrinkled appearance.
University of Washington researchers and global engineering firm CH2M Hill today unveiled Greenroads, a rating system for sustainable road design and construction.
Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warblerâ€”dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species"â€”in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan.
Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now the first legume species with a published complete draft genome sequence.
Scientists investigating the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs have gone the extra mile for their research â€“ all the way to the Arctic.
Specific leaf area, or SLA, plays a prominent role in ecological theories that attempt to provide explanations for plant and ecosystem function.
Climate scientists offer revised view of what influences water source for billions of people.
Contrary to a widely held scientific theory that the mammalian Y chromosome is slowly decaying or stagnating, new evidence suggests that in fact the Y is actually evolving quite rapidly through continuous, wholesale renovation.
Understanding local human cultures is key to preserving gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in African parks and reserves, according to new research from Purdue University.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.