Science News Archive - April 24, 2011


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


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


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


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


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


Accounting for wavelength effects will likely improve climate models.

Word of the Day
  • 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.