Month: July 2022

Seeds placed in Norwegian vault as agricultural ‘insurance policy’

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a vault containing millions of seeds from all over the world, saw its first deposits on Tuesday. Located 800 kilometers from the North Pole on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, the vault has been referred to by European Commission president José Manuel Barroso as a “frozen […]

Massachusetts lawmakers enact plan for universal health coverage

Friday, April 7, 2006Legislators in the Massachusetts General Court, their name for the state legislature, approved legislation on Tuesday, April 4, that would make it the first state in the United States to require all residents to have health insurance and impose penalties for non-compliance. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican who is expected to […]

Remove Unwanted Hair With Laser Hair Removal

Read An Opinion On: What Can Cisco Meraki Mdm Monitor byAlma Abell Removing unwanted hair can cause you to invest in a wide range of products from hair removal creams, razors, and even devices that pull hairs from the root. Not only do they take a lot of time and money, but some of those […]

UK announces £200 million polar research ship

Friday, April 25, 2014 UK Chancellor George Osborne today announced a new £200 million research ship to ply Arctic and Antarctic waters. The new vessel will make Nerc’s entire fleet, ton for ton, the most advanced scientific fleet in the world “One of the final frontiers in the world where there is still much discovery […]

Senator Ted Stevens loses re-election bid in Alaska ballot

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Alaskan U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who turned 85 yesterday, narrowly lost his re-election bid to Mark Begich, the Democratic Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile, as Alaska’s counting of the November 4 election is almost complete, Democratic challenger for the US House of Representatives, Ethan Berkowitz, conceded to incumbent Don Young, the […]

Looted, possibly contaminated body parts transplanted into USA, Canadian patients

Monday, March 20, 2006 Fears of contaminated bone and skin grafts are being felt by unsuspecting patients following the revelation that funeral homes may have been looting corpses. Janet Evans of Marion, Ohio was told by her surgeon, “The bone grafts you got might have been contaminated”. She reacted with shock, “I was flabbergasted because […]

Studies Showing The Dangers Of Asbestos

Read An Opinion On: Granny Flat Builder By Jamie Alden The medical community is very aware these days of how asbestos brings health risks to individuals, young and old alike. Researches and studies are still conducted to dig more information and to find possible cure for the diseases caused by asbestos. Studies showing the dangers […]

Wikinews Shorts: September 29, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, September 29, 2008. Contents 1 Iceland nationalises second biggest bank Glitnir 1.1 Sources  Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one. Retrieved from “,_2008&oldid=778357”

Saturn moon Enceladus may have salty ocean

Thursday, June 23, 2011 NASA’s Cassini–Huygens spacecraft has discovered evidence for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft’s direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon. The study has been published in this week’s edition of the journal […]

SEPTA buys rail cars from NJ Transit to deal with crowding

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 As gas prices have risen in the United States, the regional transport authority for southeastern Pennsylvania, SEPTA, has seen a sharp increase in ridership, which has caused overcrowding on the trains. “As fuel prices have continued to rise, SEPTA ridership has steadily increased and is the highest in 18 years,” said […]