Science News Archive - January 29, 2010


Despite a toughening political climate, Barack Obama put himself firmly behind the effort to get a climate change bill through Congress Wednesday night – but said it must include a new generation of nuclear power.


Researchers have used a combined fish tank and sound-proof chamber to show for the first time that catfish of all ages can communicate with one another.


Going about their day-to-day business, bees have no need to be able to recognize human faces.


British company DMCii is using satellites to acquire new images of the Congo rainforests from space, validating a system that can map the vast Congo Basin every year to measure changes in its forest cover.


Climate change can be a daunting topic for most adults to grasp, let alone kids.

Association for Molecular Pathology releases a position statement on the oversight of laboratory developed tests to foster discussion among stakeholders and meets with the US Food and Drug Administration.


Just like 1980s song by the Commodores, "Three Times a Lady," Olga has become a tropical storm for the third time in northern Australia.


NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite have observed the rainfall patterns and temperatures within Tropical Depression 11S, and they indicate the storm is becoming extra-tropical.


Nisha is not expected to maintain its tropical storm status this weekend, because it is being battered by wind shear.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]