Archive: 09/15/2005

Skull study sheds light on dinosaur diversity

With their long necks and tails, sauropod dinosaurs—famous as the Sinclair gasoline logo and Fred Flintstone's gravel pit tractor—are easy to recognize, in part because they all seem to look alike.

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Online bettors add Supreme Court to wagers

Though it's unclear whether the American public cares about the Supreme Court as much as it does about reality TV or the NFL, it shares one thing with those two pop-culture phenomena: You can now wager money on it on the ...

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Tuna nearly fished to extinction

Australian officials say one of that nation's most valuable fish -- the southern bluefin tuna -- is facing extinction.

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Missing lab mice infected with plague

The FBI and New Jersey officials have started a hushed but intensive search for three missing lab mice reportedly infected with deadly strains of plague.

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Dead Arizona trees mystify experts

The mysterious deaths of hundreds of trees along Arizona's Santa Cruz River has prompted an investigation by environmentalists and scientists.

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Global warming makes tundra greener

Satellite images taken over decades show two seemingly contradictory events that indicate global warming is affecting Alaska.

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Spyware poses identity-theft risk (Update)

A new study finds that a growing amount of Internet spyware -- programs downloaded to users' computers without their knowledge -- is designed specifically to steal personal information that could be used for identity theft. ...

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NASA Satellites Will Reveal Secrets of Clouds and Aerosols

Two NASA satellites, planned for launch no earlier than Oct. 26, will give us a unique view of Earth's atmosphere. CloudSat and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) are undergoing final ...

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