Archive: 01/18/2006

Internet use in China tops 110 million

There were more than 111 million Internet users in China by the end of 2005 according to data released Tuesday by the agency monitoring the industry's development.

Jan 18, 2006
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Livedoor's fall rattles beyond Japan

Until a few weeks ago, Takafumi Horie was the darling of the Japanese media, personifying a new Japan full of confident, youthful vigor who challenged the old establishment. For the younger generation, he personified a can-do ...

Jan 18, 2006
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UW astronomer hits cosmic paydirt with Stardust

Scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston were excited and awed Tuesday by what they saw when the sample-return canister from the Stardust spacecraft was opened.

Jan 18, 2006
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Riding the dimer

New view attained of electronic orbitals of separating molecules Imagine you are standing, John Wayne style, on the backs of two runaway horses pulling a stagecoach. You try to bring the horses to a stop ...

Jan 18, 2006
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UCSD Biologists Find New Evidence for One-Way Evolution

By tracing the 30-million year history of variation in a gene found in plants such as tomatoes and tobacco, biologists at the University of California, San Diego have found new evidence to support an old idea ...

Jan 18, 2006
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Utah may OK evolution, but with a footnote

A Utah Senate committee has split along party lines, saying evolution should be taught in the state's public schools -- but with a disclaimer.

Jan 18, 2006
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Intelligent design again stopped by court

A California school district has reportedly decided to stop offering an elective course that includes discussion of religion-based alternatives to evolution.

Jan 18, 2006
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New focus urged for ecological studies

A University of Georgia anthropologist is urging more attention be paid to the social science aspects of long-term ecological studies.

Jan 18, 2006
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U.S. halts coho salmon protection

The Bush administration has reportedly decided not to restore protection for coastal coho salmon that now number about 1-10th their historic population.

Jan 18, 2006
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Napster tops half-million subscribers

Music-download pioneer Napster reports it has passed the 500,000 subscriber mark as it continues to re-establish itself after a landmark court battle.

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New search engine uses human touch

Humans are better at information-gathering than computers. That's the philosophy behind PreFound, the Web's new community-based search engine.

Jan 18, 2006
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