Archive: 09/29/2011

Strength in numbers? For wolves, maybe not

(PhysOrg.com) -- Watching a pack of wolves surround and hunt down much larger prey leaves most people with the impression that social predators live in groups because group hunting improves the odds of a kill. ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Companies try to put a dent in Netflix

It's been a tedious couple of months for Netflix subscribers, who have seen a service they adored transformed by a dramatic increase in prices, unbundling of streaming video from DVDs by mail, and vanishing content.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Business
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Women in science? Universities don't make the grade

Despite years of trying to improve the number of women undergraduates in science and engineering, a new study shows most universities are failing. Not only are women lagging behind their male classmates, efforts to close ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Other
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Privacy groups ask FTC to investigate Facebook

(AP) -- Nine privacy groups have sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission saying it should investigate the ways Facebook collects data about users' online activity after recent changes to its site.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Internet
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'Perfect plastic' created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Polymers
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'Unfunny, unlike': The Onion joke raises eyebrows

The satirical news publication The Onion gets a lot of laughs by crossing the line. But even some of the most devoted fans of the popular humor outlet were complaining on Thursday that it may have gone too ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Internet
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