Archive: 10/20/2011

The spark of a new era

Seventy-five years ago this Halloween, at 9 a.m., a truck from the California Institute of Technology turned on to a road owned by the Pasadena Water Department and after heading down a small hill came to ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Who color-coded Christmas?

Red and green – the conventional colours of Christmas – are not, as many might suppose, a legacy of the Victorians. Instead, they hark back to the Middle Ages and perhaps even earlier, according ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Other
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AT&T sees 3Q slowdown in iPhone activations (Update)

(AP) -- Running one of the nation's biggest wireless networks has been a reliable way for AT&T Inc. to boost revenues, quarter after quarter, as people loaded up on phones, and then traded up to smartphones. But the easy ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Business
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New research challenges evolutionary theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Reading overturns conventional views on the nature of evolution, arguing that mammals did not develop into their many different forms in one early and rapid ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Evolution
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Researchers reveal baby-killer birds

(PhysOrg.com) -- The mysterious behaviour of female Eclectus parrots killing their sons immediately after they hatch has been unravelled by a team of researchers from the Australian National University.

dateOct 20, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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