Archive: 02/7/2012

Not the black sheep of domestic animals

Mapping the ancestry of sheep over the past 11,000 years has revealed that our woolly friends are stars among domestic animals, boasting vast genetic diversity and substantial prospects for continued breeding to further boost ...

Feb 07, 2012
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Tech-savvy Singapore sees spike in online scams

Internet scams have increased in Singapore as consumers in the tech-savvy city-state increasingly turn to online shopping, but the overall crime rate fell to a 20-year low, police said Tuesday.

Feb 07, 2012
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NASA sees cyclone Jasmine's power and new eye

Cyclone Jasmine continues to wind between New Caledonia and Vanuatu and bring cyclone-force winds, heavy rain and very rough surf. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead early on February 7 and noticed the ...

Feb 07, 2012
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Yahoo! shakes up board to give firm new life

Yahoo! on Tuesday announced a boardroom shakeup to breath fresh life into a pioneering Internet firm that has been struggling to re-invent itself and appease disappointed investors.

Feb 07, 2012
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'Anfield Cat' takes Twitter by storm

A cat which took centre-stage at the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham was getting used to life as an Internet sensation Tuesday after acquiring more than 30,000 Twitter followers.

Feb 07, 2012
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Splat! Geek-in-chief Obama tests marshmallow gun

US President Barack Obama tested a new prototype Tuesday for his commander-in-chief's arsenal -- a high-powered marshmallow gun that sent a tasty missile screaming through the White House.

Feb 07, 2012
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