MESSENGER set for historic Mercury flyby

NASA will return to Mercury for the first time in almost 33 years on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, when the MESSENGER spacecraft makes its first flyby of the Sun’s closest neighbor, capturing images of large portions of the planet ...

Dino Team Returns to SSRL

The experimental hutches at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory are well familiar with a macabre tide of materials brought in for close investigation. A recent tally includes ancient parchment texts, human brain ...

Winter Ice on Lakes, Rivers, Ponds: A Thing of the Past?

If you're planning to ice skate on a local lake or river this winter, you may need to think twice, according to scientists John Magnuson, Olaf Jensen and Barbara Benson of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Their research ...

Greenhouse ocean may downsize fish

The last fish you ate probably came from the Bering Sea. But during this century, the sea’s rich food web—stretching from Alaska to Russia—could fray as algae adapt to greenhouse conditions.

EPA: Underwear insurer agrees to pay

The American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company Inc. has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up contamination at four U.S. factory sites.

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