Hungary uncovers 8 million-year-old trees

Hungary will spare no expense to preserve 16 cypress trees, estimated to be 8 million-years-old, recently uncovered in a northern lignite mine.

Experts: Leave whale enough alone

Whale experts say that a young Minke now in a Scottish harbor should be allowed to decide for itself when to leave.

Endeavour Launch Postponed 24 Hours

The launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-118 has been postponed 24 hours to allow the shuttle processing team additional time to complete routine work before liftoff.

NASA researchers find satellite data can warn of famine

A NASA researcher has developed a new method to anticipate food shortages brought on by drought. Molly Brown of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and her colleagues created a model using data from satellite ...

Stability and Diversity in Ecosystems

Is biodiversity important for predicting human impacts on ecosystems? If diverse ecosystems were as a consequence more stable, the answer would be yes.

A New Wrinkle in Thin Film Science

Wrinkles are often considered a nuisance, but it turns out that they can reveal fundamental properties of materials, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists.

Next Departure for Mars Stands Ready to Fly

A NASA robotic explorer equipped to dig up and analyze icy soil on Mars sits atop a 13-story tall stack of rocket engines prepared for liftoff before sunup on Saturday.

Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds

About 40 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by water, air and soil pollution, concludes a Cornell researcher. Such environmental degradation, coupled with the growth in world population, are major causes behind the rapid ...

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