Archive: 11/16/2005

Nature is 'always more crazy than we are'

Astronomers say more than a thousand planets might be lurking in our galactic neighborhood. That's the conclusion they reached in explaining the genesis of a giant planet discovered in July by Maciej Konacki, then at the ...

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Report: Newspaper Web sites see readership rise

While print newspapers continue to dwindle in circulation, newspaper Web site readership is thriving, up 11 percent from last year, according to Neilson//NetRatings. Newspaper Web sites attracted 39.3 million unique visitors in ...

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Women increasingly pick husbands’ surnames over their own

What’s in a name – or two names? Quite a bit, says a University of Florida professor, whose research finds that a growing number of brides are returning to tradition when taking a man’s hand in marriage, assuming his ...

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Climate Warming to Shrink Key Water Supplies Around the World

In the looming future, global warming will reduce glaciers and storage packs of snow in regions around the world, causing water shortages and other problems that will impact millions of people. That is the conclusion of researchers ...

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Tech gadgets spell boom for support service

From iPods to smartphones, some of the most sought-after gifts these days are tech gadgets. The problem is that the products sometimes require so much time and effort to set up that frustration surpasses the pleasure of acquiring ...

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Solar energy has potential to dominate by 2030

Professor Andrew Blakers from The Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at the Australian National University will today report to the Greenhouse 2000 Conference in Melbourne that photovoltaic (PV) solar energy ...

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Experts: U.S. poultry biosecurity is good

Purdue University scientists say corporate control of food production might be a key component in preventing a U.S. outbreak of avian influenza.

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AOL rolls out the self help

AOL announced Wednesday a large 2006 lineup of top self-help authors to join its expanded AOL Coaches program.

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Nokia acquires Intellisync

Nokia said Wednesday it will acquire Intellisync, a wireless messaging developer.
The Finnish mobile group said that by acquiring Intellisync, it will be able to expand its wireless e-mail and device-management capabilities.

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E-mail's moral, ethical issues discussed

Australian scientists say e-mail provides new opportunities for health researchers, but also raises a wide range of moral and ethical issues.

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