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 ...

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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 4.9 / 5 (9) 0

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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