Archive: 01/16/2006

Consumers vulnerable to phone data theft

The political site AMERICAblog announced Thursday that for only $89.95 it had purchased the cell-phone records of 100 calls over three days in November 2005 made or received by former presidential candidate General Wesley ...

Jan 16, 2006
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Earth: Past the point of no return

Renowned scientist James Lovelock says he believes the world has passed the point of no return for climate change, and civilization is unlikely to survive.

Jan 16, 2006
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Professor accused of telling secrets

A California biotech company has reportedly filed a legal action against a University of Connecticut professor, alleging he disclosed trade secrets.

Jan 16, 2006
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Stardust parachutes to soft landing in Utah

Nearly seven years after setting off in pursuit of comet Wild 2, the Stardust return capsule streaked across the night sky of the Western United States early Sunday, making a soft parachute landing in the Utah ...

Jan 16, 2006
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New species of mountain triton discovered

A team of scientists has just discovered a new species of mountain triton in the Montseny Nature Reserve. The species has been given the scientific name Calotriton arnoldi. It is the only endemic vertebrate species curren ...

Jan 16, 2006
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A step forward for footwear

Tired of resigning yourself to wearing uncomfortable footwear or hunting for hours in search of the right shoes, but think a made-to-order pair will be prohibitively expensive? Think again. A European project ...

Jan 16, 2006
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Fla. braces for pines' hurricane die-off

Environmental officials in South Florida are waiting to see if native slash pines will begin dying off in a delayed reaction to Hurricane Wilma in October.

Jan 16, 2006
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India counts its tigers

India is starting a comprehensive census of its Bengal tiger population in an effort to discover why the number of animals is declining.

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South Korean cloning expert: I was set up

South Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk, who has admitted falsifying published stem cell and cloning research, reportedly says he was betrayed by colleagues.

Jan 16, 2006
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Networking: Securing illegals' records

Migrant farm workers flow into Salinas, Calif., during the lettuce-harvesting season, just as once portrayed, long ago, by novelist John Steinbeck. The difference is that now, the workers come to California's Central Valley ...

Jan 16, 2006
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