Archive: 10/18/2005

New Map Provides More Evidence Mars Once Like Earth

NASA scientists have discovered additional evidence that Mars once underwent plate tectonics, slow movement of the planet's crust, like the present-day Earth. A new map of Mars' magnetic field made by the ...

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Ancient Anthropoid Origins Discovered In Africa

The fossil teeth and jawbones of two new species of tiny monkey-like creatures that lived 37 million years ago have been sifted from ancient sediments in the Egyptian desert, researchers have reported.

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Chimps: More males means boundary fights

University of Michigan scientists say the biggest predictor of territorial boundary patrols among wild chimpanzees is the number of males in the group.

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Half-animal, half-plant microbe found

Japanese scientists have found a mysterious marine microbe, half the cells of which eat algae like animals while the rest perform photosynthesis like plants.

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AOL has full dance card

America Online, whose fortunes, had run from feast to famine, looks to once again have a full dance card with possible acquisition partners reading like a list of the dot-com titans. Possible partners include Yahoo! Inc ...

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Britain's broadband wars heat up

The broadband wars are heating up in Britain, where Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB satellite TV operation looks set to fight BT and France's Wanadoo for market share.

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Shenzhou 6 Tab: US$111m

China has spent 900 million yuan (US$111.2 million) on its successful second manned space mission and has great interest in launching commercial satellites for global clients, a senior official said.

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