Science News Archive - October 13, 2010
Officials said the US lifted a ban on Tuesday on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill.
Infrared footage has shown a rare tiger roaming in protected forests on Indonesia's Sumatra island, which conservationists claim to have been illegally cleared.
Investors announced a $5 billion project on Tuesday to power the US East Coast with wind from the Atlantic Ocean, in an ambitious bid to spur alternative energy.
Researchers observe the motion of an atom's valence or outermost electrons in real-time by investigating the ejection of an electron from an atom by an intense laser pulse.
A female humpback whale has broken the world record for longest distance ever traveled by a mammal, covering more than 6,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean while searching for a mate.
How can watching primitive fish rot away reveal answers to the fundamental questions of how, when and why our earliest vertebrate ancestors evolved?
Some tiny crustaceans living in clear-water alpine ponds high in Washington state's Olympic Mountains have learned how to cope with the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays without sunblock â€“ and with very little natural pigmentation to protect them.
A study of peptide hormones in the brain of a seemingly primitive flatworm reveals the surprising complexity of its nervous system and opens up a new approach for combating a major parasitic disease, researchers report.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are deploying an underwater robot to survey ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12.
The WWF reported on Wednesday that carbon pollution and overusing Earth's natural resources will leave us needing another planet to meet our needs by 2030.
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