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  • Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise

    Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise
    About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality. Scientists have...
  • 'Hope for Animals in Their World' by Jane Goodall; 'Dawn Light' by Diane Ackerman

    'Hope for Animals in Their World' by Jane Goodall; 'Dawn Light' by Diane Ackerman
    Hope for Animals and Their World How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued From the Brink Jane Goodall Grand Central: 378 pp., $27.99 Dawn Light Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day Diane Ackerman W.W. Norton: 240 pp., $23.95...
  • Ford swings to profit in first quarter

    Ford swings to profit in first quarter
    Ford may have just caught its first glimmer of the light at the end of the tunnel. The long-troubled Detroit automaker on Thursday surprised Wall Street with a first-quarter profit of $100 million, a turnabout from a loss of $282 million a year earlier....
  • Electric car for the masses to be made in Southern California

    Electric car for the masses to be made in Southern California
    Norwegian automaker Think Global said Monday it planned to sell low-priced electric cars to the masses and will introduce its first models in the U.S. by the end of next year. The battery-powered Think City will be able to travel up to 110 miles on a...
  • DaimlerChrysler paid record fuel economy fine in 2007

    The former DaimlerChrysler AG paid a record $30.3 million fine in 2007 for violating fuel efficiency requirements set by the federal government. The fine was assessed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration against the automaker, which...
  • Final note comes early for rockers

    "And as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial rite, I saw Satan laughing with delight The day the music died." -- Don McLean, "American Pie" Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, death has been a recurring theme. But for many...