Archive: 09/19/2013

Why is language unique to humans?

New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Evolution
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Industry sounds alarm on piracy (Update)

The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google aren't doing enough to stop them.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Internet
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US court delays $8.2B Vivendi-Activision deal

A U.S. court has delayed the $8.2 billion sale of Vivendi's stake in Activision Blizzard Inc. back to the video game maker and an investor group led by CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Business
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Dish says Hopper DVR wins 3rd federal ruling

Satellite TV company Dish Network says it has won a third federal court decision upholding the use of its Hopper digital video recorder, which allows viewers to watch recordings of hours of prime-time broadcasts with the ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Business
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New Australian PM abolishes climate watchdog

Australia's new conservative government on Thursday abolished an independent climate change commission set up by the previous Labor administration, as part of its plans to streamline bureaucracy.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Environment
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Taiwan seizes 820 kilograms of dolphin meat

Taiwan coastguards Thursday said they have arrested two people and seized 820 kilograms (1,800 pounds) of dolphin meat as the island steps up efforts to protect endangered animals.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Ecology
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