Science News Archive - October 01, 2010
Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a giant penguin in Peru that lived 36 million years ago.
Scientists announced on Thursday that they had successfully sequenced the genome of the Southern house mosquito--the species of insect most responsible for the transmission of diseases such as West Nile virus, encephalitis, and elephantiasis.
Typically, monkeys don't know what to make of a mirror -- they may ignore it or interpret their reflection as another, invading monkey, but they don't recognize the reflection as their own image.
A team of chemists from the University of Seville (US) has managed to distinguish between different kinds of tea leaves on the basis of their mineral content and by using artificial neural networks.
The role of a key nutrient which prevents cataracts in salmon has been revealed by eye specialists at the University of East Anglia.
Dinosaurs may have been taller than originally thought, according to new research which claims that thick layers of cartilage in their joints could have made some of the prehistoric lizards more than 10% taller than previously believed.
Researchers have found the world's oldest known high-altitude settlements--some dating back nearly 50,000 years ago--buried under volcanic ash in the mountains of Papua New Guinea.
The US Senate has confirmed Subra Suresh, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), for a six-year term.
A strategy to encourage single embryo transfer after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) could be an important tool to prevent multiple pregnancies and their associated complications, finds a study published on bmj.com today.
High in an alpine meadow, Gesine Pufal, from the University of Wellington, New Zealand, crouched low to the ground and splashed some water from her water bottle on a low green plant cushion, then sat back waiting to see if something would move.
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