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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! join human rights initiative

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! join human rights initiative

Rivals Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have joined forces with other companies and academics to stop governments (most notably China) from suppressing freedom of expression and ordering them to betray their customers' privacy.

October 29, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier
Is a new biodefense lab hardier than a hurricane?

Is a new biodefense lab hardier than a hurricane?

Worried environmentalists charge that a new biodefense lab opening in Texas next month, smack in the middle of a hurricane zone, may not be able to withstand the strongest of storms.

October 29, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Earthquake kills 150 in Pakistan

Earthquake kills 150 in Pakistan

At least 150 people are dead and hundreds hurt after two strong earthquakes rattled southwest Pakistan this morning.

The first, a magnitude 6.4 quake, was centered 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Quetta at 4:09 this morning (7:09 P.M.

October 29, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Walden Pond, Yellowstone species dying out

Walden Pond, Yellowstone species dying out

Just in time to tug at your patriotic heartstrings, newly published research shows that the American icons Walden Pond and Yellowstone National Park are losing treasured plant and animal life to climate change and fungus.

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Astronomers may have spotted Mr. Spock's home planet

Astronomers may have spotted Mr. Spock's home planet

There really may be a planet Vulcan.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected two asteroid belts around Epsilon Eridani, the planetary system closest to ours and home to Star Trek 's fictitious First Officer Spock, the space agency reported yesterday.

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite
I'm really Rosie: Men more amorous toward ladies in red

I'm really Rosie: Men more amorous toward ladies in red

Listen up, ladies: If you're looking to score, break out that red dress.

Men were more eager to bed women wearing red than those decked out in other colors, according to five studies involving 149 men and 32 women published today in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology .

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Osteoporosis drugs up heart risk, study says

Osteoporosis drugs up heart risk, study says

Drugs used to slow bone loss from osteoporosis increase the risk of life-threatening irregular heartbeats, according to new research that adds to previous warnings about the medicines.

October 27, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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