Archive: 12/27/2006

Brain exercise gives mind a workout

A surge of new brain exercise products is offering baby boomers the hope of sharper minds, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Dec 27, 2006
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Hand transplant patient wiggles fingers

A hand transplant patient in Spain is wiggling her fingers less than a month after receiving two new hands, El Pais newspaper reported Wednesday.

Dec 27, 2006
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Feed birds your Christmas leftovers

Christmas dinner leftovers may be beneficial to the birds in the garden, Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said.

Dec 27, 2006
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Whooping cranes make a strong comeback

The yearly migration of the whooping cranes has returned them to Texas's Aransas National Wildlife refugee with 237 of the birds returning.

Dec 27, 2006
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Banner year for cybercrime

This was a year for the record books for computer crime with 2007 likely even more dire, Wednesday's Washington Post reported.

Dec 27, 2006
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Spirit Tests New Computer Smarts

Spirit is healthy and conducting scientific analysis of a rock target known as "Palma." During the past week, Spirit tested some new software sequences, including a "watch for dust devil" command and an automatic ...

Dec 27, 2006
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Nordic walking taking root in Japan

Japan's newest fitness craze, Nordic walking, has onlookers puzzled as to why people are walking with ski poles when there is no snow.

Dec 27, 2006
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