Archive: 10/12/2012

Texting turns 20, LOL

It's been an especially fruitful week for rueful lamentations about "kids today." Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the text message. Along with it came the predictable chorus of bellyaching about the demise of literacy, ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Telecom
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Frankincense is for life, not just for Christmas

High demand for Frankincense means that many Boswellia papyrifera trees are being over-exploited and populations are at risk of dying out. But help may be on hand as the results of a new study led by Motuma Tolera, which ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Ecology
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Researchers model behavior of stream flow

Eighty billion metric tons is an unfathomable amount to the human brain. Yet that number is the estimation of the global amount of sediment eroded on a yearly basis over the continental surface of the earth. An estimated ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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French invasion plan published in new study

Details of a little-known French proposal to invade the young British colony in Sydney Cove will be published in English for the first time, as part of University of Adelaide research into the 1800-1804 Nicolas Baudin expedition.

dateDec 10, 2012 in Other
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