Science News Archive - January 30, 2010


Italian scientists are seeking permission from French authorities to exhume the body of Leonardo da Vinci in order to conduct carbon and DNA testing they hope will solve many of the mysteries about the famous artist.


President Barack Obama on Friday ordered the federal government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a budget request briefing from 3 pm to 4 pm ET on February 1, 2010, at its headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va 22230.


Caltech biologist David Anderson and his colleagues identify a brain chemical involved in promoting aggression in flies.

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.