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For male weta, big is better

(PhysOrg.com) -- For a male tree weta, size really is everything. In six of the seven species in New Zealand the males all sport a distinctly large head, and the bigger the head, the better the chance of mating.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Hollywood struggles vs. new film meccas overseas

In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, ...

dateDec 27, 2013 in Business
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Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry

A crate full of sushi arrives. Workers wearing wetsuit shirts or in bare feet bustle past with slim laptops. With days to go, a buzzing intensity fills the once-dilapidated warehouses where Peter Jackson's ...

dateNov 25, 2012 in Other
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Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website

(AP) -- PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking ...

dateMay 30, 2011 in Internet
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