Archive: 07/2/2012

Melon genome sequenced

A consortium of nine research centres has obtained the melon genome, a horticultural specie with high economic value around the world. It is the first time that a Spanish initiative that unites private and state-run centres ...

dateJul 02, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Twitter told to give up Occupy protester's tweets

(AP) — Twitter must turn over about three months' worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets, a judge said Monday, in a case that has become a closely watched fight over law enforcement agencies' access to material ...

dateJul 02, 2012 in Internet
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UN protects 'wild heart' of Central Africa

A Central African protected area that straddles three countries and teems with gorillas, elephants, and chimpanzees has been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural ...

dateJul 02, 2012 in Ecology
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'Leap second' wreaks Internet havoc

An adjustment of a mere second in the official global clock sent dozens of websites crashing in an incident reminiscent of the Y2K bug over a decade ago.

dateJul 02, 2012 in Internet
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