Friday, June 16, 2006

Today in Science



Bill Gates to reduce his role at Microsoft by 2008, increase charity work. BBC, FT, WP, NYT, NYT, LAT, Reuters, AP, AP

Gates' successor as chief software architect named. AP, AP, Reuters

iPod sweatshop uncovered in China. WP, AP, AP




Billions of tons of carbon may be released by thawing permafrost, which could greatly accelerate climate change. Reuters, LiveScience.com, NG




110 million year-old fossil suggests birds started out in aquatic surroundings. CBC, WP, NYT, Reuters, LiveScience.com, Nature, Guardian, NG, AP, AP




Finnish hunters still have no luck catching German bear. Der Spiegel, Der Spiegel (The Washington Post sums up "Bruno" and his travels through Germany. WP)

Surveillance cameras that could be used to help find the German bear are being used to protect the World Cup from terrorist attacks. Der Spiegel

Forest service to allow more predators to be killed in the western US. CSM

Pro-whaling majority on Whaling Commission not a done deal. Reuters


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Mutations in a single gene in HIV may have made it deadly. Reuters




Miami-Dade schools ban children's book about Cuba. NYT




EU to cautiously raise funding for stem cell research. Reuters




Conjoined twins separated in California. BBC, NYT, Reuters, AP, AP


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