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Chinese Growth Could Be Fatal For Earth - SpaceDaily  The pace of China's economic growth poses a dire threat for the planet unless Beijing and other industrial countries change their outdated model of production and consumption, an environmental activist warned. As China surpasses the United States in the consumption of most basic resources, economists must grasp the need to restructure the "old economy," said Brown during a presentation on his new book, "Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble." China already consumes almost twice as much meat as the United States (67 million tons compared to 39 million tons), and more than twice as much steel (258 million tons compared to 104 million tons), Brown said, citing figures compiled by his institute. "There go the world's forests," he said.   
Long-lost Phoenician ports found  - Nature  Thanks to political tensions easing in Lebanon, archaeologists have finally managed to locate the sites of ancient Phoenician harbours in the seaports that dominated Mediterranean trade thousands of years ago. The modern cities of Tyre and Sidon on the Lebanese coast were once the major launching points of the seafaring Phoenicians. They were to the ancient world what Venice, Shanghai, Liverpool and New York have been in later times: some of the greatest of the world's ports, and crucial conduits for trade and cultural exchange. From the harbours of the Phoenician cities, ships carried precious dyes and textiles, soda and glass throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. Tyre, which was once an island, has been joined up to the mainland by silting

Strong Magnetism Creates 2D Superconductivity - SpaceDaily  A University of Arizona physicist recently showed that it should be possible to restrict electrons to two dimensions in space by placing conducting materials within strong magnetic fields. The fundamental discovery is important because it says that superconductivity is stable in this strongly magnetic environment. "My work may definitely lead to superconductivity that survives at ultra-strong magnetic fields because superconductivity is not destroyed by currents in the two-dimensional world. Two-dimensional superconductivity will be stable at extremely high currents and magnetic fields," he said.     
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Alzheimer's Disease:

1/17/2005:Lions, Tigers and DNA, Oh My  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Biologist: Warming May Cut Duck Numbers ...
 - FirstScience
1/17/2005:Science journal to retract second Hwang article ...  - Physics Org
1/17/2005:Climate culprit for frog deaths  - BBC
1/17/2005:Disgraced cloning scientist 'sorry'  - BBC
1/17/2005:Fall of a scientific 'rock star'  - BBC
1/17/2005:Science sticks with peer review  - BBC
1/17/2005:S Korea's cloning controversy  - BBC
1/17/2005:Study sounds global vulture alert  - BBC
1/17/2005:Animal eggs 'to grow stem cells'  - BBC
1/17/2005:'Doomsday' seed bank to be built  - BBC
1/17/2005:MEPs demand bear farm action  - BBC
1/17/2005:Miracle therapy? Russian clinics make big claims for stem cell treatment  - BBC
1/17/2005: Much Ado Over "Lethal Genes" - Business Week
1/17/2005: Video View: Genetic Issues - Business Week

Climate, Environment:
1/17/2005:Chinese Growth Could Be Fatal For Earth - SpaceDaily
1/17/2005:Game Year in Review: 2010  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Coal takes centre stage at climate change conference ... - FirstScience
1/17/2005:Draft South Georgia Environmental Plan 2005 Published ... - FirstSciences
1/17/2005:Pressure to cut gas emissions ...  - FirstScience
1/17/2005:D.C. Water Is Under EPA Limit On Lead ... - Washington Post
1/17/2005:Video proves Greenpeace hit whaler- Japan ... - ABC
1/17/2005:Deforestation causes landslides ...  - FirstScience
1/17/2005:Six-nation climate change talks today ... - FirstScience
1/17/2005:Plants revealed as methane source  - BBC
1/17/2005:Down to business: Is the Asia-Pacific climate partnership a serious rival to Kyoto?  - BBC
1/17/2005:Booming nations 'threaten Earth'  - BBC
1/17/2005:Pact 'will not reduce emissions'  - BBC
1/17/2005:World's big polluters to fund cleaner fossil fuels  - C/Net

1/17/2005:Jobs Introduces New MacBook Pro  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Sound start: Hi-tech fair gives a glimpse of the future of digital music  - BBC
1/17/2005:Star Wars wins at People's Choice  - BBC
1/17/2005:Levi makes iPod controlling jeans  - BBC
1/17/2005:Nikon to focus on digital cameras  - BBC
1/17/2005: Sewing Up the iPod Market - Business Week
1/17/2005: A PDA for Pain
 - Business Week
1/17/2005:Macworld 2006: Speedy does it
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Videos: Scenes from Macworld
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Toshiba 62-inch HDTV for $2,200
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Videos and photos: Macworld 2006
  - C/Net
GPS: Mobile Gaming's Next Big Thing?  - Business Week
1/17/2005:BlackBerry gets Google-ized
  - C/Net

1/17/2005:Photocasting: The Next Big Thing?
  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Ultrawideband's Macworld Twirl
  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Wireless Internet access in supermarkets?
  - C/Net

1/17/2005:Spin Doctors Create Quantum Chip  - Wired News
1/17/2005: Toward the Chips of Tomorrow - Business Week
1/17/2005:IBM, Sony, Toshiba extend partnership - Business Week

1/17/2005:New Intel Macs Scream, Jobs Says  - Wired News
1/17/2005:How crashing computers drive us to drink  - BBC
1/17/2005:Apple's new notebooks: not necessarily for bargain hunters  - C/Net
1/17/2005:118 comments  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Macworld: Intel-based Macs built for speed  - C/Net
1/17/2005:90 comments  - C/Net
1/17/2005:It's unanimous: Bloggers hate 'MacBook Pro'
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:68 comments
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Jobs: New Intel Macs are 'screamers'
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:48 comments
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Apple's ecosystem
  - C/Net

1/17/2005:Mozart's music diary goes online  - BBC
1/17/2005:Mozart's music (audio)  - BBC
1/17/2005:The Great Firewall of China - Business Week
1/17/2005:Mozilla's Thunderbird 1.5 takes flight
1/17/2005:U.K. official: Fight online fraud with iPods  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Students use Web to unmask sex offender  - C/Net
1/17/2005:A surprising bear bites Google
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Understanding the e-annoyance law
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Google Video Store goes live
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Beefier Google Minis for corporate sites
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Symantec closes off hiding place for hackers
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Embraceable Yahoo?
  - CNN
1/17/2005:Blogging when the water cooler will no longer do
 - L. A. Times
1/17/2005:Question hour with Mozilla
 - Washington Post

1/17/2005:PearLyrics' True Love Story  - Wired News
1/17/2005:US judge approves Sony settlement  - BBC
1/17/2005:Newsmaker: Is it safe yet? Not really  - C/Net

1/17/2005:World's big polluters to fund cleaner fossil fuels  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Can IBM help cut your energy bill?  - C/Net



1/17/2005:UN warning over Turkey bird flu  - BBC
1/17/2005:Holiday health: When should you start thinking about having injections?  - BBC
1/17/2005:Business 'should give HIV care'  - BBC


1/17/2005:Food fads 'spark allergy fears'  - BBC
1/17/2005:Fears raised over diuretic drugs  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
1/17/2005:Long-lost Phoenician ports found  - Nature

1/17/2005:What a Long, Strange Trip ...  - Wired News
1/17/2005:NASA chief says science funds will be tight ... - MSNBC
1/17/2005:Body scanner unveiled at station  - BBC
1/17/2005:Man's vigil at wrong hospital bed  - BBC
1/17/2005: S&P Boosts Apple Price Target - Business Week
1/17/2005:The Media's Crush on Apple - Business Week
1/17/2005:Can offshore outsourcers end reign of Big Six-  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Software start-ups switch strategies  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Film ready for dual theater-DVD release  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Photos: Popping with 'Bubble'  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Toshiba 62-inch HDTV for $2,200  - C/Net
1/17/2005:FTC fights terms of Netflix settlement  - C/Net
1/17/2005:The ongoing allure of outsourcing  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Microsoft drops hotel in English Channel  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Sinister goings-on at UK map operation  - C/Net


Physics and Astronomy:
1/17/2005:Strong Magnetism Creates 2D Superconductivity - SpaceDaily
1/17/2005:01.10.06 - NASA Honors Astronomer With Medal ...
1/17/2005:01.10.06 - Chandra Finds Black Holes Stirring Up Galaxies ...
1/17/2005:Chandra finds black holes stirring up galaxies ...
  - Physics Org
1/17/2005:Monster black holes grow after galactic mergers ...
  - Physics Org
1/17/2005:Planetary systems can form around binary stars ...
  - Physics Org
1/17/2005:Images: Traveling inside Orion's sword
  - C/Net




1/17/2005:The Ultimate Geek Car?  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Bus Data Detects Traffic Snarls  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Navy Tests Look-to-Talk Device  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Giving Eyes to the Blind Spots  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Better Helmets, Fewer Concussions  - Wired News
1/17/2005:Tracking devicesfor the dead  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Tuning tech catches on with guitarists
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Images: The 21st-century taxicab
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:Rock stars share tech with Air Force pilots
  - C/Net
1/17/2005:A smart shooter?
 - Popular Science


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