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Mines women’s basketballteam defeated UC-ColoradoSprings in Rocky Mountain Ath-letic Conference by scoring thehighest number of points in theseason (90 points) on Saturday,February 6
. The Colorado School of Minesswimming and diving teams (bothwomen’s and men’s) earned Col-orado Swimming Coaches Asso-ciation of America Division II TeamScholar All-America honors. Withthe women’s cumulative GPA of 3.43 and the men’s of 3.10 forFall 2009, the teams stood fourthand sixth consecutively in DivisionII schools. The CSM Sweet Adelines andBarbershop are selling Singing Valentines this week; they can bedelivered to any location on cam-pus on Friday, February 12
.Career Day is on Tuesday,February 9
; it will be held dur-ing the day at the Mines StudentRecreation Center. The Coal Creek Canyon En-vironmental Group had a com-munity meeting on February 4thto oppose Denver Water’s Projectand to enlarge Gross Reservoirby sending letters of protest tothe U. S. Army Corps of Engi-neers and to Denver Water. The tickets for Winter Carnivalwill be on sale this week through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm inthe Student Center Lobby; theWinter Carnival is at Eldora.
Men’s Health Magazine rankedtwo Colorado cities in their list of the top 20
in the United States. ColoradoSprings was ranked sixteenth,and Denver was ranked seven-teenth, moving back from thenumber one spot a couple yearsago. The ranking was based onthe number of DUI arrests, theseverity of offenses, and on thenumber of deaths caused by al-cohol.Royal Dutch
announcedthat it would cut 1,000 jobs afterfourth quarter revenues dropped75 percent for the energy compa-ny. Shell cut 5,000 jobs in 2009,and plans to cut production by560,000 barrels of oil per day.Republican
wassworn in by Vice President JoeBiden as a new Senator fromMassachusetts. Brown is replac-ing the spot of Sen. Edward Ken-nedy, who died in August afterserving 46 years. The body of a 22 year old stu-dent of
Colorado State Univer-sity
was found on a set of railroadtracks just outside of Keenesburg Thursday morning. The studentwas a member of the Alpha TauOmega fraternity at CSU, andauthorities have found no evi-dence that his death was asuicide.NASA released photosof the dwarf planet
,showing that it undergoesdramatic atmosphericchanges. Experts from thespace agency argue thatthese photos show that Plu-to is not just a ball of rock and ice since it has dramaticseasons and weather. A federal judge orderedCharles McArthur Emmanuel,the son of a
, to pay $22.4 millionin damages to ve citizens whowere brutally tortured during thecountry’s civil war. Emmanuelwas also sentenced to 97 yearsin prison under a United Statesanti-torture law. The American military shipped25
to Iraqafter several mechanical bombdetectors were found to be inef-fective. Another 120 dogs arescheduled to be brought to Iraqwithin the next twelve months tocrack down on bombings causedby security lapses. The Global Wind Energy Coun-cil reported that China doubledthe amount of
gen-erated from wind farms inthe previous year. China aims toincrease its wind power genera-tion by six times, by 2020, thoughexperts speculate that the nationwill reach that goal far sooner.Despite the increase, wind poweronly makes up 1 percent of Chi-nas energy needs. Akio Toyoda, the CEO andPresident of
apologizedfor the company’s recall of over4.5 million vehicles over the globefor sticky gas pedals.National Center for Immuni-zation and Respiratory Diseaseswarned that the
is stilla predominant virus, and urged Americans to get the vaccine.Only an estimated 23 percent of the public have received the vac-cination, and between 7,880 and16,460 deaths related to H1N1occurred since the virus rst be-gan to circulate.
An astronomer inColorado has discovered evidenceto indicate that Pluto has been get-ting more red as time passes. Aftercompleting analysis of images of Plu-to taken by the Hubble Space Tele-scope, the scientist has come to theconclusion that the northern hemi-sphere of Pluto got brighter whilethe southern hemisphere darkened.He hypothesizes that this change isa result of the unequal seasons Plutohas, forced by it’s 284-year orbit. Heis excited about this discovery dueto its implication in the study of ex-tremely cold locations.
Mali, West Africa:
An international team of sci-entists has found that a new malaria vaccine worksquite well in young children. Adults who have beenexposed to malaria their whole lives develop signi-cant amounts of antibodies, helping them ght off the disease. Young children, however, have few of these antibodies. When children are given the vac-cine however, their antibody levels increase to thosefound in adults. About 1 million people – mostlychildren – die each year from malaria, and scientistshope the new vaccine will cut down on that number.
Zhucheng City, China:
A groupof paleontologists has discovered alarge grouping of about 3,000 dino-saur footprints, all facing the samedirection. The prints were dated tobe 100 million years old and werefrom creatures ranging from tyran-nosaurus rex to hadrosaurs. Scien-tists don’t know why so many foot-prints would exists in a small area,but hypothesis the animals were try-ing to migrate or escape predators.
New studies indicate that birds’feathers help the bird to ‘feel’ around them. Large-feath-ered birds (such as an auklet, with its huge ume) havebeen assumed to have their feathers for mating purpos-es. However, the study indicates that birds with largerfeathers run into things less.