Archive: 10/02/2008

An a-maize-ing path out of poverty

( -- Across Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, processing the corn harvest is labor intensive: Families and friends gather to spend a day or two filling bags with the dried cobs, beating then to ...

Oct 02, 2008 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Hubble enters safe mode

At approximately 02:00 CEST on Sunday, 28 September, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope automatically entered safe mode when errors were detected in the Control Unit/Science Data Formatter-Side A.

Oct 02, 2008 3.8 / 5 (9) 1

When seeing IS believing

New research published in the journal Science explains why individuals seek to find and impose order on an unruly world through superstition, rituals and conspiratorial explanations by linking a loss of control to indivi ...

Oct 02, 2008 4.5 / 5 (37) 9

Bays on US Gulf Coast vulnerable to flooding

The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from ...

Oct 02, 2008 2.3 / 5 (3) 3