Science News Archive - October 06, 2010
Linguists looking for dying languages have discovered a â€œhidden" language spoken by just 800 people in the remote northeast region of India near the border of China and Bhutan.
South Africa on Tuesday launched a new wildlife crime unit that will take rhino poaching head on in an attempt to stop the dramatic surge of senseless killings for the animalâ€™s horn that is sold for use in traditional medicines.
COCONet will transform understanding of earthquakes, hurricanes in vulnerable region.
Doppler weather radar will significantly improve forecasting models used to track monsoon systems influencing the monsoon in and around India.
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that fish located near coal-fired power plants have lower levels of mercury than fish that live much further away.
A new species of dinosaur discovered in Arizona suggests dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural catastrophe that wiped out their competitors.
Footprints described by scientists in a new report suggest that the earliest species of dinosaurs are not only older than previously believed, but much smaller as well.
Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday.
Global Bioenergies, located on the Genopole campus at Evry (France), announces the first prototype of its manufacturing process for the biological production of isobutene.
Scientists found over 200 new species in the Pacific Islands of Papua New Guinea, including a long-snouted frog and a white-tailed mouse.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.