Monthly Archives: October 2009

Culture Drives Evolution

Culture, not just genes, can drive evolutionary outcomes, according to a study  that compares individualist and group-oriented societies across the globe.The study looks at the interplay across 29 countries of two sets of data, one genetic and the other cultural.It … Continue reading

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Digital ‘Ants’ Take on Computer Worms

  Digital ants could soon be crawling through your computer’s hard drive, but don’t worry, they are there to help.Scientists from Wake Forest University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created an army of digital ants and their superior officers, … Continue reading

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Google map cedes Indian Himalayan state to China

Google, the internet search engine published a map which cedes parts of the Indian Himalayan states to China. Google’s satellite map of the border area between India and China show several Indian towns in Arunachal Pradesh listed under their Chinese … Continue reading

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Biofuel Displacing Food Crops May Have Bigger Carbon Impact Than Thought

A report examining the impact of a global biofuels program on greenhouse gas emissions during the 21st century has found that carbon loss  from the displacement of food crops and pastures for biofuels crops may be twice as much as … Continue reading

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