Mystery boy in iron coffin identified
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U.N. sets Guyana, Suriname border in oil basin spat
AP - Researchers have solved the mystery of the boy in the iron coffin. The cast-iron coffin was discovered by utility workers in Washington two years ago. Smithsonian scientists led by forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley set about trying to determine who was buried in it, so the body could be placed in a new, properly marked...
Police say man fed cats to his pit bulls
Reuters - A U.N.
tribunal set a boundary on Thursday for Guyana and Suriname in
a dispute over an oil basin, a decision welcomed by Canada's
CGX Energy which had operated there until Surinamese gunboats
expelled the company in 2000.
Astronomers: Neptune's south pole warmer
AP - A man captured neighborhood cats and kittens and fed them live to his pit bulls, authorities said Thursday. Tye Hilmo, 21, was charged Thursday with aggravated cruelty to animals.
France mulling freeze on GM crops
AP - Scientists say that Neptune, one of the coldest planets in the solar system, has a surprising warm spot relatively speaking. An international team of astronomers has found that Neptune's south pole is warmer than other parts of the...
Wrist action confirms Indonesian "Hobbit" was a new species of human: study
AFP - France is reportedly planning a freeze on commercial genetically modified crops, which cover less than one percent of farmland in Europe's top agricultural...
Hurricane Ivo heads to Mexico, seen strengthening
AFP - An analysis of the wrist bones of the tiny prehistoric human dubbed the "Hobbit" bolsters the theory that it was a new species of human and not some aberration of modern man, a study released Thursday...
Scientists: Hobbit wasn't a modern human
Reuters - Hurricane Ivo churned across the
Pacific toward Mexico on Thursday and is likely to hit the Baja
California peninsula early next week, the U.S. National
'Jurassic Park' Villain Had Feathers
AP - Scientists, wringing their hands over the identity of the famed "hobbit" fossil, have found a new clue in the wrist.
Galaxy Sports Vast Comet-Like Tail
LiveScience.com - Tiny bumps on the fossilized arm bone of a Velociraptor specimen
show that the carnivorous dinosaur—made infamous in the movie "Jurassic
Scientists say velociraptor had feathers
SPACE.com - Orphaned stars are being born
in a vast tail of material stretching behind a faraway galaxy, astronomers said
Malaysian 'Gagarin' hopes to observe Ramadan fast in space
AP - Velociraptor, the terrifying predator made famous in the movie "Jurassic Park," appears to have had feathers in real life.
Weather forecasting needs huge boost to tackle climate change: WMO
AFP - Malaysia's soon-to-be first astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor said on Thursday he hoped to fast aboard the International Space Station as he visits there in the holy month of...
New Pacific hurricane turns toward Baja California
AFP - The UN's meteorological agency on Friday called for a multibillion dollar boost for weather forecasting, warning that about 30 percent of economic wealth was directly exposed to the impact of global...
New York oil eyes fresh record high above $82
AFP - The Pacific storm Ivo intensified to hurricane strength early Thursday and appeared likely to turn toward Mexico's Baja Peninsula, the US National Hurricane Center...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Space Exploration
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AFP - The price of New York oil rose on Thursday, heading towards a new record high point above 82 dollars amid tight energy supplies in the United States, the world's biggest consumer of...
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Singapore biotech drive loses star UK scientists
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Typhoon Wipha death toll at 9
Reuters - Top scientists David and Birgitte
Lane are set to leave Singapore next year to take up new
positions at Scotland's University of Dundee, dealing a setback
to the city-state's multi-billion dollar biotechnology
Defense aims to humanize ex-astronaut
AP - Typhoon Wipha weakened as it slammed China with strong winds and torrential rains, officials said Thursday. At least nine people were reported killed as the storm destroyed thousands of homes and triggered...
San Francisco to go dark, save energy
AP - Not so long ago, nobody would speak for Lisa Nowak. Accusations that the former astronaut had made a diaper-assisted, 1,000-mile drive to confront a woman vying for the affections of the same space shuttle pilot turned into water-cooler and late-night TV punchlines. She had devolved from a decorated Navy captain into a sad, frantic mess at the end of a jailhouse camera...
Experts confirm meteorite crash in Peru
AP - The Golden Gate Bridge, City Hall, Alcatraz and other parts of the city will go almost completely dark for an hour next month as part of a campaign to conserve energy and fight global warming.
Group touts new policy to save waterways
AP - A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed on Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200...
Disgraced scientist moves research base
AP - Leon Panetta remembers when his grandfather fished off California's coast hauling in catches that once made Monterey the sardine capital of the world and the backdrop for the 1945 John Steinbeck novel "Cannery Row."
AP - Disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk has relocated his research base to Thailand to avoid the ethical disputes his work would cause in South Korea, a scientist close to Hwang said...