News tagged with collaborative effort

Researchers zap huge global spam 'botnet'

A huge global 'botnet' responsible for sending out millions of spam messages each day has been shut down by a collaborative effort from security experts in the US, Britain and Russia, researchers said.

Jul 19, 2012
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Pumping draws arsenic toward a big-city aquifer

Naturally occurring arsenic pollutes wells across the world, especially in south and southeast Asia, where an estimated 100 million people are exposed to levels that can cause heart, liver and kidney problems, ...

Sep 11, 2013
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Reptile Atlas a first for southern Africa

It took seven editors and 26 authors nine years to compile the first ever Reptile Atlas for all reptiles found in the southern tip of Africa. This huge collaborative effort resulted in the 485-page Atlas ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Finicky young wrasse want shrimp

Ballan wrasse are picky eaters when young. As adults, they eat sea lice off the skin of salmon – which makes them valuable to fish farmers. But as juveniles, wrasse want to be served shrimp.

Aug 27, 2012
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