Archive: 4/11/2009

Conserving historic apple trees

The apple trees of yesteryear are slowly disappearing. Many apple varieties common in the United States a century ago can no longer be found in today's orchards and nurseries. But some historic apple trees still survive in ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Ecology
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Google's 3Q lobbying costs eclipse $1 million

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s quarterly lobbying expenses eclipsed $1 million for the first time during the summer as the company tried to build on its dominance of Internet search and expand into other markets.

dateNov 04, 2009 in Internet
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Texas A&M prof to predict weather on Mars

Is there such a thing as "weather" on Mars? There are some doubts, considering the planet's atmosphere is only 1 percent as dense as that of the Earth. Mars, however, definitely has clouds, drastically low temperatures and ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Chinese agencies fight for control of Web game

(AP) -- Chinese regulators are fighting over the right to oversee "World of Warcraft," a popular online game, in a bizarre battle that has thrust bureaucratic rivalry for control of the Internet into the open.

dateNov 04, 2009 in Internet
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Orphan army ants join nearby colonies

( -- Colonies of army ants, whose long columns and marauding habits are the stuff of natural-history legend, are usually antagonistic to each other, attacking soldiers from rival colonies in border disputes that ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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(AP) -- Genealogy Web site hopes to raise about $100 million when it goes public this week. With more than a million paying subscribers, little competition, a small debt load and a record of increasing revenues, ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Business
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