Archive: 12/8/2005

Monkeys mimic kids in toy selections

A Texas A&M study suggests biological pre-wiring determines why boys and girls enjoy playing with different types of toys, not sociological factors.

Dec 08, 2005
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Wrong order slams Mizuho's finances

It might have been an innocuous mistake in any other industry. But a single mistake in what should have been a straightforward sell order by a broker led the Japanese stock market to tumble Thursday, heightening fears among ...

Dec 08, 2005
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Study: Adult kids puzzled by aging parents

A study by a Washington University psychologist in St. Louis suggests adult siblings may have vastly differing views on what their aging parents want.

Dec 08, 2005
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Asian performing monkeys virus carriers

A University of Washington study shows some urban performing monkeys in Indonesia are carriers of retroviruses capable of infecting people.

Dec 08, 2005
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BellSouth expands VoIP services

BellSouth Thursday expanded its support system for Voice over Internet Protocol applications to include conferencing capabilities.

Dec 08, 2005
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Scientists work to stop bridge corrosion

Purdue University engineers in West Lafayette, Ind., say they're developing a new generation of bridges that will be corrosion resistant.

Dec 08, 2005
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Alaska's Columbia Glacier continues on disintegration course

Alaska's rapidly disintegrating Columbia Glacier, which has shrunk in length by 9 miles since 1980, has reached the mid-point of its projected retreat, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. ...

Dec 08, 2005
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Researchers 'wire' DNA to identify mutations

A team of ASU researchers led by Nongjian Tao and Peiming Zhang has developed a new, breakthrough technique for the detection of DNA mutations. Their results, published in the journal Proceedings of the Na ...

Dec 08, 2005
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