Archive: 01/31/2011

Introduced plants 'becoming Australian'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A number of introduced plant species have become more like natives, suggesting rapid evolution could happen far more frequently than previously thought, according to new research from UNSW.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Ecology
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Researchers bust bat rabies stereotype

Bats tend to have a bad reputation. They sleep all day, party at night, and are commonly thought to be riddled with rabies. A study by University of Calgary researchers has confirmed that bats are not as disease-ridden ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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The science of bike-sharing

The new environmentally-friendly concept of municipal "bike-sharing" is taking over European cities like Paris, and American cities like New York are also looking into the idea. It allows a subscriber to "borrow" ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Engineering
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India insists on access to BlackBerry emails

India said on Monday it will "insist" that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) gives law enforcers a way to monitor its corporate email service as a deadline for the company to comply expired. ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Business
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Technology cos. commit funds to Obama program

(AP) -- Three of the nation's biggest technology companies are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to an initiative backed by President Barack Obama to encourage job creation and economic growth by supporting small ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Business
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