Archive: 20/01/2006

Sage grouse drops near drilling sites

A study found the population of sage grouse declined sharply in breeding habitat near oil and gas exploration fields in western Wyoming.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Newly discovered worm fences with penis

Australian scientists are set to announce the discovery of a species of flatworm which is a member of group of predators known as oyster leeches.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Stem cell ballot initiative goes forward

A Missouri judge rejected arguments that a stem cell ballot initiative was deceptively worded, allowing the referendum attempt to move forward.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

New mission to collect, return Martian samples

The first step of any journey takes place in your mind, they say. If this saying is true, a team of Texas A&M University student engineers is well on the way to Mars.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Running Marathon in Space

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur began his week Sunday by running a half-marathon on the station treadmill, supporting friends and colleagues running in the Houston Marathon. As he ran 220 miles above the Earth on board ...

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Deer may have mad-cow-like disease

Health officials in Kansas are investigating a potential case of chronic wasting disease, a brain degeneration in deer and elk similar to mad cow disease.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Microsoft China braces for Google

Analysts see Microsoft's announcement it was consolidating its Chinese R&D assets as a move preparing for increased competition from Google.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Sonar reference dropped from whale report

A document made public as a result of a court order says a U.S. government investigator studying the stranding of whales dropped references of naval sonar.

dateJan 20, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0