Science News Archive - January 21, 2010


Pollution from Asia is causing ozone levels to rise above the western United States, an increase that could make it more difficult for the US to meet Clean Air Act standards for ozone pollution at ground level.


The University of Bristol announced Wednesday the recent discovery of what may be the remains of the Saxon Princess Eadgyth, (pronounced “Edith”) possibly the oldest member of the English royal family who's remains have survived.


How did the lemurs, flying foxes and narrow-striped mongooses get to the large, isolated island of Madagascar sometime after 65 million years ago?


Researchers at UC San Diego who last year genetically engineered bacteria to keep track of time by turning on and off fluorescent proteins within their cells have taken another step toward the construction of a programmable genetic sensor.


Ice Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic.


A new, low-cost bushfire detection and monitoring system is being developed by University of Adelaide researchers using mobile communications technology.


The bubbles in your champagne that appear to jump out of your glass and tickle your nose are exhibiting a behavior quite similar to the tiny bubbles found throughout the world's oceans.


An international research team has studied the distribution of plant species in mountainous environments.


A group of 20 Nepalese climbers, led by mountain-climbing pro Namgyal Sherpa, are planning a high-risk expedition to clean up the trash and debris left behind by mountaineers on Mount Everest.

Some Canadian shorebirds have had to get fit or die trying.

Word of the Day
  • The governor of a province or people.
The word 'ethnarch' comes from a Greek word meaning 'ruler of a tribe or nation'.