Archive: 16/01/2006

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.

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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 desert southwest ...

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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 currently ...

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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 has come up ...

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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.

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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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