Pope may embrace intelligent design

Pope Benedict XVI may reportedly embrace the theory of intelligent design, possibly heralding a fundamental shift in the Vatican's view of evolution.

First quantum cryptographic data network demonstrated

A joint collaboration between Northwestern University and BBN Technologies of Cambridge, Mass., has led to the first demonstration of a truly quantum cryptographic data network. By integrating quantum noise protected data ...

A switch between life and death

Cells in an embryo divide at an amazing rate to build a whole body, but this growth needs to be controlled. Otherwise the result may be defects in embryonic development or cancer in adults. Controlling growth requires that ...

Victorian fish fossil fills ancient gap

The oldest known fossil coelacanth has just been described by Macquarie University researchers in the international journal Biology Letters, in conjunction with colleagues in Victoria and Paris.

China pledges to clean up Beijing by 2008

Chinese lawmakers have pledged to clean up the notoriously polluted city of Beijing by 2008, when the city will play host to the Olympic Games.

Low lake levels hurt Michigan economy

Lower water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron are hurting Michigan marinas, tourism and the shipping industry, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Prehistoric human skeleton found in Texas

U.S. archaeologists have excavated what appears to be the skeleton possibly 2,000 years old from the shores of a lake near Austin, Texas.

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