Archive: 12/4/2009

Safe journey for works of art

Valuable paintings travel long distances when they are shipped from one place to another. To minimize damage, they are packed in special picture cases. In future, these will be equipped with sensors to detect ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Britain shuts down UFO-hunting unit

The British government has shut a unit which has investigated UFO sightings for more than 50 years, judging its resources better spent on more earthly threats, it said Friday.

Dec 04, 2009
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United Nations to probe climate e-mail leak

(AP) -- The United Nations will conduct its own investigation into e-mails leaked from a leading British climate science center in addition to the probe by the University of East Anglia, a senior U.N. climate ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Where are the female scientists in research articles?

A recent research article published in the journal Scientometrics by a team from the University of Extremadura (UEX) has proved something that was already obvious to its scientific community - the extreme imbala ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Gifts for your favorite geek

In the spirit of the season, I've picked out 10 geeky gifts that cost less than $100. Some are practical. Some are fun. All would be good additions to your gift list for friends and family -- or your own wish list. (Ranked ...

Dec 04, 2009
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