The molecule was not alive, at least not in any conventional sense.
Take a look, if you can stand it, at video footage of the World Trade Center collapsing.
It is a problem of massive plastic proportions — a giant floating debris field, composed mostly of bits and pieces of plastic, in the northwest Pacific Ocean, about a thousands miles off the coast of California. It’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it covers a vast area of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of miles of open ocean
On film, many a desert island castaway has put a message in a bottle and cast it out to sea, hoping it would someday reach land.
Sleep is one of the richest topics in science today: why we need it, why it can be hard to get, and how that affects everything from our athletic performance to our income. Daniel Kripke, co-director of research at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, Calif., has looked at the most important question of all. In 2002, he compared death rates among more than 1 million American adults who, as part of a study on cancer prevention, reported their average nightly amount of sleep.
Thirteen-year-old Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, spelled "laodicean," Thursday night to take top honors in the 82nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The eighth-grader won $40,000 in cash and prizes for nailing the final word. Pronounced lay-odd-uh-see-an, the word means lukewarm or indifferent, particularly in matters of politics or religion
“We are just deeply sorry.” That’s all E.W. Scripps Co.’s Cincinnati, Ohiobased executives could mumble last week in closing Colorado’s oldest company, the 150-year-old Rocky Mountain News. In shuttering an operation sprung in 1859 from a gold-mining camp just blocks from its downtown Denver home, Scripps directly or obliquely blamed everything the economy, the Internet, demographics and everybody Denver Post panjandrum William Dean Singleton, ignorant consumers, bloggers for the diminished tabloid’s demise