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Science News Archive - October 11, 2010

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The final day of climate change talks found the United States and China blaming each other for blocking progress ahead of a major summit on global warming coming next month.

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Putting a cap on international aviation emissions by 2020 while improving fuel efficiency has become a top goal of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) have discovered greenhouse gas emissions from reservoirs in Switzerland, raising questions about the climate-friendly status of hydroelectric power.

Help may be on the way for millions of people on the East Coast bugged out about the invasion of stink bugs.

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered new evidence that challenges the current theory about a process key to the way modern drugs are designed and how they work in the human body.

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science, with colleagues at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, observed for the first time a fundamental process of cellular organization in living plant cells: the birth of microtubules by studying recruitment and activity of individual protein complexes that create the cellular protein network known as the microtubule cytoskeleton—the scaffolding that provides structure and ultimately form and shape to the cell.

Word of the Day
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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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