Archive: 18/01/2006

U.S. halts coho salmon protection

The Bush administration has reportedly decided not to restore protection for coastal coho salmon that now number about 1-10th their historic population.

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Napster tops half-million subscribers

Music-download pioneer Napster reports it has passed the 500,000 subscriber mark as it continues to re-establish itself after a landmark court battle.

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New search engine uses human touch

Humans are better at information-gathering than computers. That's the philosophy behind PreFound, the Web's new community-based search engine.

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Study: How the Brain Makes a Whole out of Parts

When a human looks at a number, letter or other shape, neurons in various areas of the brain's visual center respond to different components of that shape, almost instantaneously fitting them together like a puzzle to create ...

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The Web: Alito a blank slate on technology

Judge Samuel Alito seems destined to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Supreme Court of the United States in the coming weeks and will likely be faced with an assortment of major technology cases as a new justice, but ...

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Meteorologists: Wilma wasn't major

Meteorologists say Wilma was a less-than-major hurricane as it crossed Florida Oct. 24, leaving nearly 6 million South Floridians without power.

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Europe starts largest climate study ever

The University of Liverpool has started Europe's largest climate change experiment ever to determine the impact of global warming on freshwater systems.

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