Archive: 19/05/2009

Faithful males do not bring flowers

( -- Fairy-wrens are notorious for their infidelity: despite living in seemingly harmonious monogamous pairs, females produce mostly illegitimate young, and males spend more time courting other females than their ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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International team tracks clues to HIV

Rice University's Andrew Barron and his group, working with labs in Italy, Germany and Greece, have identified specific molecules that could block the means by which the deadly virus spreads by taking away its ability to ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Plastic that grows on trees, part two

Some researchers hope to turn plants into a renewable, nonpolluting replacement for crude oil. To achieve this, scientists have to learn how to convert plant biomass into a building block for plastics and fuels cheaply and ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Materials Science
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Spaniard sued for music file-sharing networks

(AP) -- Recording companies went to court Tuesday claiming euro13 million ($17.5 million) from a Spaniard they accuse of profiting from computer programs he designed to allow free music downloads over the Internet.

dateMay 19, 2009 in Internet
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Nokia to lay off 170 workers worldwide

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off 170 workers worldwide to further cut costs as the global downturn continues to weaken demand in the mobile phone industry.

dateMay 19, 2009 in Business
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