Archive: 02/06/2006

EC to move on lowering phone roam rates

The European Commission plans to announce legislative steps to lower the roaming charges wireless phones users pay for international calls.

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Antarctic krill provide carbon sink in Southern Ocean

New research on Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), a shrimp-like animal at the heart of the Southern Ocean food chain, reveals behaviour that shows that they absorb and transfer more carbon from the Earth’s surface than ...

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Green Up: Game time, Day 3

In late January the development team of America's Army, the U.S. Army's free video game for the Mac OS X, Windows and Linux operating systems, arrived in Camp Guernsey for three days of hands-on training and demonstrations ...

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British may teach 'Adam and Eve' theory

The flap concerning the teaching of intelligent design as a scientific concept contradicting Darwin's theory of evolution has spread to Britain.

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Map developed for tracking sex offenders

Mapping technology is being developed in Texas to help police monitor the real-time movements of registered sex offenders in greater detail.

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Growing Indian innovation

Stepping beyond the traditional barriers attributed to a developing country, India is prepared to move ahead and do what it takes to get to the top, say Indian innovators and analysts.

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Depression May Be Lifelong Parent Trap

Parenthood is wonderful, joyful, rewarding and depressing. A study by Florida State University professor Robin Simon and Vanderbilt University's Ranae Evenson found that parents have significantly higher levels of depression tha ...

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Scientists upset: Pupfish face extinction

Scientists say iridescent blue pupfish living at Devil's Hole, a remote Mojave Desert rock outcropping, might become extinct within another year.

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Networking: Not-so-secret documents

Last fall a controversy erupted when the details of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri were revealed in a United Nations report -- after a cunning reader spotted a "track changes" mistake in ...

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Study sheds light on dark matter

British astronomers say they have, for the first time, determined some of the physical characteristics of dark matter.

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EchoStar telecom satellite set for launch

The EchoStar X telecommunications satellite is on track for launch Wednesday and will provide television services for DISH Network once in orbit.

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New pill increases dreaming sleep

A new sleeping pill that increases dreaming sleep improves memory capacity, according to the results of new research.

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