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Black Friday warning: video games waste energy and contribute to global warming

If you're planning this holiday season (perhaps even today) to become one of the tens of millions of people in the U.S. to buy a video game system, you  may want to consider how the purchase of a Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox will impact your carbon footprint (or, at very least, your electric bill)...

November 28, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Anthrax court docs detail fed's interest in scientist Hatfill

Court documents unsealed yesterday provide insight into why federal lawmakers had trouble fingering the person they believe to be the true culprit in the 2001 anthrax mailings and wrongly suspected government scientist Steven Hatfill of the attacks that took five lives and sickened 17 other people...

November 26, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

How did turtles get their shells?

Ever wonder how a turtle got its shell? You're not the only one. Evolutionary biologists and paleontologists have long been stumped by the question. But a recently unearthed turtle fossil, the oldest on record, may hold the answer...

November 26, 2008 — Susannah F. Locke

Rocket pack pilot soars sans parachute

Rocket pack technology got a real boost today when daredevil Eric Scott used his to fly 1,500 feet (457 meters) across the 1,053-foot (321-meter) deep Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River, Denver's Rocky Mountain News reports...

November 25, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Smut spammer ordered to pay Facebook record $873 million

The never-ending war against spam scored a rare victory recently when a federal judge in San Jose, California ordered a prolific spammer to pay Facebook a whopping $873 million in damages for unleashing a torrent of unsavory messages on the social network's members...

November 25, 2008 — Susannah F. Locke

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