Saving Sumatra: Indonesia reaches historic agreement

The Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra, an Indonesian island that holds some of the world's most diverse ...

'Credit Crunch' Will Hit Retirees in Unequal Ways

(PhysOrg.com) -- How severely retirees will be affected by the continuing financial crisis and subsequent "credit crunch" depends to a considerable extent on the kinds of retirement plans they rely on for retirement income, ...

arXiv online scientific repository hits milestone

Reinforcing its place in the scientific community, the arXiv repository at Cornell University Library reached a new milestone in October 2008: Half a million e-print postings -- research articles published online -- now reside ...

Liquid Mirror Telescopes on the Moon

A team of internationally renowned astronomers and opticians may have found a way to make "unbelievably large" telescopes on the Moon.

Expedition 18 Crew To Launch from Baikonur

(PhysOrg.com) -- Commander Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station crew are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-13 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome ...

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