Archive: 11/12/2009

Understanding apples' ancestors

Wild Malus orientalis -- species of wild apples that could be an ancestor of today's domesticated apples -- are native to the Middle East and Central Asia. A new study comparing the diversity of recently acquired M. orientalis ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Ecology
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Rice physicists find reappearing quantum trios

Using atoms at temperatures colder than deep space, Rice University physicists have delivered overwhelming proof for a once-scoffed-at theory that's become a hotbed for research some 40 years after it first appeared. In a ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Evolution may take giant leaps

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of thousands of species of plants and animals suggests new species may arise from rare events instead of through an accumulation of small changes made in response to changes in the environment.

dateDec 11, 2009 in Evolution weblog
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VISTA: Pioneering new survey telescope starts work

VISTA is the latest telescope to be added to ESO's Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. It is housed on the peak adjacent to the one hosting the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) and shares the same exceptional ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Astronomy
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Taiwan says no to Tiger Woods-style animated news

(AP) -- Taiwanese regulators have turned down an application for a television license from a Hong Kong company whose local affiliate conquered the Internet earlier this month with a fanciful video of golf star Tiger Woods' ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Business
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Gov't misconduct may unravel Broadcom fraud case

(AP) -- When the federal government revealed it had launched a massive investigation of some of Broadcom Corp.'s top executives for backdating stock options, it sent a shock wave through the business world.

dateDec 11, 2009 in Business
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