Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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"Some ask whether Google's algorithm skews results towards its advertising clients... Web surfers may wish to turn to Wikia Search for another reason: it is vowing not to record the terms people search for." - Open-source search engine gangs up on Google - tech - 30 May 2007 ...




Lab experiments on animals don't work? "Scientists seem to think that as long as animals are kept in roughly comparable conditions, experiments on them will produce meaningful results. In fact evidence is mounting that the standard lab conditions are stressful enough to affect the animals' physiology, and enough so to swamp the effects of an experimental perturbation or drug." - Ignoring stress in lab animals could mar research - opinion - 02 ...

The truth about the USA and Greenhouse gas emissions - "Over the entire period from 1990 to 2004, the difference is stark.1 During those 15 years, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions grew more than 15% while emissions from the 15 countries of the European Union (the EU-15) declined by around 1%.2 Moreover, calculating the index of emissions for any set of years between 1990 and 2004 other than 2000-2004, European greenhouse gas emissions either grew more slowly than U.S. emissions or actually declined.3 " Cached

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