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Science News Archive - January 18, 2010

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Indonesia may be looking at a catastrophe as a huge tsunami-generating earthquake is possibly expected to hit the city of Padang and the island of Sumatra.

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A UN report that said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after new evidence that the claim was simply speculation.

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Foreign leaders warned at a four-day event in Abu Dhabi on Monday that international action must be taken to increase use of clean energy.

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A group of scientists may have solved the mystery of how human hands became nimble enough to make and manipulate stone tools.

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The chances of passing meaningful legislation dealing with the issue of global climate change are slim amid the current US economic downturn and looming midterm congressional elections, experts say.

Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.