Archive: 6/01/2012

Wanted: Habitable moons

As the Kepler space telescope continues to search for potentially habitable planets, it also may reveal moons that could host life. Three new simulations will help astronomers identify rocky satellites that could hold water ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Astronomy
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Technology tracks birds visiting feeders

To study bird feeding and breeding behavior, ornithologists used to tag birds with colored bands and then painstakingly track the birds' activity. But now, an existing technology repurposed for tracking birds by researchers ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Slaves or not, Babylonians were like us, says book

( -- They got married, had children, made beer. Although they lived 3,500 years ago in Nippur, Babylonia, in many ways they seem like us. Whether they were also slaves is a hotly contested question which Jonathan ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Other
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Ramnit's heist bags 45,000 Facebook passwords

( -- Ramnit, the bank-thieving worm, is at it again, this time scoffing up Facebook accounts. The latest oh-look-another-threat is one that security watchers say could get ugly. Ramnit has grown up since it was ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Internet report
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