Junk Science: Earth is 20% darkers say experts
Experts say global dimming is probably down to tiny particles such as soot, and chemical compounds such as sulphates accumulating in the atmosphere. "Data from 100 stations around the world show that the amount of black carbon in the atmosphere is twice as big as we assumed..."
First private rocket ship goes supersonic
The first piloted and rocket-powered craft to have been developed by a private company made its maiden flight on Wednesday, over the Mojave desert in California.
Human Clone Experiment Repeated Successfully
The only researchers to publicly show that they have cloned a human embryo said on Tuesday that they had successfully repeated the experiment, growing an embryo to the 16-cell stage.
N.J. stem-cell bill clears the Legislature
New Jersey will become the second state to sanction stem-cell research after the Assembly yesterday narrowly passed a bill to authorize the use of discarded embryos for scientific purposes.
Cloning to be legalized in New Jersey?
Opponents say 'radical' measure allows humans to be destroyed
Nanotechnology: World's Smallest Motor
Using a gold rotor mounted atop a carbon nanotube shaft, the smallest synthetic motor ever made measures just 500 nanometers across--about 300 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It's small enough to be mounted onto a virus, and requires a scanning electron microscope for you to watch it in operation.
New Jersey's brave new world
The lame-duck New Jersey State Assembly is poised today to pass a bill members of President Bush's Council on Bioethics contend will permit human cloning. This manipulation plows new ground in the struggle over whether there should be moral limits on science's relentless thrust. With federal anti-cloning legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate, the Garden State takes the first step toward a brave new world
Debate on Selling Morning-After Pill Over the Counter
Two panels for the Food and Drug Administration will consider early next week whether to allow the so-called morning-after pill, now a prescription drug taken after intercourse to prevent pregnancy, to be sold over the counter.
Mondo Quake in Pacific Northwest?
Geologists have discovered evidence of a massively powerful earthquake zone beneath the Pacific Northwest just offshore from the Seattle area.
Scientists Create Sperm From Stem Cells
Scientists say they have turned mouse embryonic stem cells into primitive sperm cells — and then used the sperm cells to fertilize eggs. The scientific team's work could offer insights into male infertility and boost human stem cell research
How Dare They Create Agricultural Systems! More Junk Science: 'Prehistoric man began global warming'
From 8000 years ago, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide began to rise as humans started clearing forests, planting crops and raising livestock, a scientist said on Tuesday. Methane levels started increasing 3000 years later
Humans 'could survive Mars visit'
taken by the US space agency's Mars Odyssey craft prove that a human mission could survive on the Martian surface.
UK: Teen generation will be 'world's sickest adults'
The present generation of children and teenagers will turn into the most obese and infertile adults in the history of mankind, doctors warned yesterday.
EU to fund stem cell research
Pakistan Daily Times
The European Commission will fund controversial research using stem cells harvested from human embryos, despite the failure of EU ministers to agree ethical guidelines, a commissioner said Wednesday.
IBM unveils nano-chip technology for cellphones and Computers
IBM said Monday it made an advance in nanotechnology that could make it easier to build smaller, better performing microchips for electronics such as computers and cell phones.