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Science News Archive - January 06, 2010

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Archaeologists hope to learn more about Egypt's middle class from two 2,500 year old tombs dug up near Cairo.

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Scientists are now saying that there are actually two types of killer whales living in UK waters instead of just one, as was previously thought.

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A technologically advanced powerboat whose goal was to distract and irritate Japanese whalers sustained heavy damage in its first swim Wednesday, severely raising hostilities between the warring groups.

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Scientists who compare insect chirps with ape calls may look like they are mixing aphids and orangutans, but researchers have found common denominators in the calls of hundreds of species of insects, birds, fish, frogs, lizards and mammals that can be predicted with simple mathematical models.

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Renewable energy methods hold hope for terminus lake water quality worldwide.

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Unlike Hawaii and other island groups, no native bird has gone extinct in the Galapagos Islands, although some are in danger.

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A ridiculous amount of green seaweed has taken over much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, leaving scientists worrying about the health of the coral structure.

There is no evidence to support psychological debriefing in schools after traumatic events such as violence, suicides and accidental death, which runs counter to current practice in some Canadian school jurisdictions.

Changes in bacteria within the penis microbiome documented for the first time.

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Scientists in Australia have found that the female cane toad will expand her body if she feels a male 'isn't her type.'

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.