Stories about Science from October, 2007
The U.S. president's recent comments about "Russian DNA" did not cause as much of an uproar as did race comments by James Watson, a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA - but, they did not go completely unnoticed. Below is a selection of comments made by Russian bloggers and forum dwellers.
James Watson, an American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, provoked international outrage when The Sunday Times quoted him on race issues on Oct. 14. The news of the controversy produced a certain stir in the Russian-language blogosphere, too.
Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “scientists have found one of the oddest fish known to mankind in abundance in Belize.”
KurtLow is wondering why Malaysian media is calling the first Malaysian in space an astronaut when the space mission web site just refers to him as an participant.
Afrigadget on the Nigeria's home-made helicopter: “Yahoo! News carries a story from October 21st about Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi of the Kano Plains of Nigeria who has built a working helicopter over the last 8 months using scrap aluminum and parts from a Honda Civic, an old Toyota and from the...
Barbadian Titilayo discovers a Trinidadian website on Caribbean Icons in Science, Technology and Innovation.
Jamaica and the World reacts to surprising news about paternity tests in Jamaica: a third of the men who take them discover they are not really the fathers of their supposed children.