Friday, August 22, 2008

Science Friday 082208

Teens help Chabot shed light on black holes Chronicle 8.17.08 4:00 AM
In science, there's hot, there's very hot, and then there are black holes. Black holes are so hot that they are cool, particularly to...

'Big Pig Dig' was treasure trove of fossils Chronicle 8.17.08 4:00 AM
The Big Pig Dig is just about dug. The fossil field formally known as the Pig Wallow Site at Badlands National Park will close for...

Bigfoot's jaw or a tortilla, reporter asks Chronicle 8.15.08 3:25 PM
Irrefutable evidence came to Palo Alto on Friday. It was brown and fuzzy and looked very much like irrefutable evidence of a man in a...

S.F. Exploratorium's window on climate change Chronicle 8.15.08 4:00 AM
In Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, near the largest and fastest-moving glacier in the world, paleontologist Billy D'Andrea drills ice cores...

The Struggle to Measure Cosmic Expansion By DENNIS OVERBYE, NYTimes
Astronomers have made the most precise measurements yet of the Hubble constant, which expresses how fast the universe is growing.

A Trained Eye Finally Solved the Anthrax Puzzle By NICHOLAS WADE, NYTimes
Scientists used techniques not invented in 2001 to trace anthrax to its source, a flask in Bruce Ivins’s custody.

An Advocate for Science Diplomacy: A Conversation With Nina V. Fedoroff By CLAUDIA DREIFUS
Nina V. Fedoroff is science adviser to the secretary of state and contends that genetically modified foods help the environment.

Presidential Physics Quiz BY John Tierny. NYTimes
1. How does the amount of energy per gram of TNT compare with the energy per gram of a chocolate chip cookie?

Enough is enough for bird-friendly town: Egrets and herons make sickening mess By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times 08/17/08
"The rights of birds are outweighing the rights of humans."

Nanotech boost for chemotherapy By Will Oremus, Bay Area News Group, 08/18/08
Nanotubes may lead to smaller doses.

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