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Science News Archive - April 24, 2011

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A week of meetings in Kiev show that the Chernobyl cleanup will remain expensive and a hassle for many more years.

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In a report on Friday, the US Coast Guard criticized Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig by saying the company had 'poor safety culture'.

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Scientists have uncovered an important clue to one of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell immortality.

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ESA is looking for a successor to their researcher at Concordia in Antarctica.

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Earth observation satellites allow objective assessments of remote rural areas to help design, plan and monitor the impact of IFAD’s development projects.

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Accounting for wavelength effects will likely improve climate models.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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