Archive: 02/15/2012

The crystal ball of conservation

An innovative horizon-scanning exercise, which has just delivered its latest report, highlights emerging topics of relevance to the world’s natural environment and the diversity of its species.

Feb 15, 2012
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Start-up finds online meaning

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software developed at Oxford University that accurately assesses what people mean from what they say online will provide a valuable ‘sentiment analysis’ tool for businesses, particularly ...

Feb 15, 2012
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Chicago as urban microcosm

Quaint Boston can’t match Chicago’s bustle and sprawl, but the two cities are more alike than not in fundamental respects.  In fact, they’re surprisingly similar to Los Angeles, New ...

Feb 15, 2012
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Hackers take aim at Nasdaq, Bats websites

Hackers have targeted the public websites of the operators of the Nasdaq and Bats stock exchanges over the past two days with cyberattacks that disrupted the sites but had no impact on trading.

Feb 15, 2012
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Tiny chameleons discovered in Madagascar

Four new species of miniaturized lizards have been identified in Madagascar. These lizards, just tens of millimeters from head to tail and in some cases small enough to stand on the head of a match, rank among the smallest ...

Feb 15, 2012
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