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Science News Archive - July 23, 2010

Study shows that incivility isn't tolerated -- even when the employee is being reprimanded for poor customer service.

"We can make you and we can break you." If Rice University scientists wrote country songs, their ode to graphene oxide would start something like that.

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The Tevatron accelerator “atom smasher” may get three extra years of usage in order to continue its hunt for the elusive God particle.

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Thirty-two natural wonders and cultural treasures are competing to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) top world heritage list when it meets in Brazil next week.

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"Weird movements" in the abdomens of freely crawling caterpillars are making headlines in the fields of engineering and biology.

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Researchers have identified the contributions different breeds have made to the speed, endurance and work ethic of Alaskan sled dogs.

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For the first time, KIT scientists have successfully measured in the ozone layer the chlorine compound ClOOCl which plays an important role in stratospheric ozone depletion.

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A study on the effect of global warming on African ape survival suggests that a warming climate may cause apes to run 'out of time'.

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Just as the end was seemingly in site, crews working to permanently stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico were forced to stop their work and evacuate the scene due to an approaching tropical storm.

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Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be an ancient ceremonial ground that was used for human sacrifices by members of a Pre-Columbian civilization.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.