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Microsoft Loses Anti-Trust Case over Internet Explorer

In the mid-1990s, Netscape's Navigator browser, which was paid software, became the de facto on-ramp to the Web. Recognizing the Internet's potential, Microsoft quickly developed Internet Explorer and cornered the market by bundling it with its Windows operating system. This became a central issue of the US Department of Justice antitrust case brought against Microsoft in 1998. In 2000, the judge hearing the case ruled against Microsoft and ordered the company to be broken up. Why wasn't it?



Gustave the Bloodthirsty Man-Eater

A ruthless killer said to be responsible for the deaths of as many as 300 people remains on the loose in the Rusizi River area of Burundi despite years of capture attempts. The culprit is an enormous Nile crocodile named Gustave. Estimated to be nearly 20 ft (6.1 m) long and weigh about one ton, Gustave is a lumbering beast whose size forces him to target larger, slower prey—hence the high, though likely inflated, human death toll. What distinctive scars mark the hide of the infamous man-eater?

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Jane Goodall

Soon after finishing high school, Goodall fulfilled her childhood ambition of traveling to Africa, where she assisted British anthropologist Louis Leakey, who suggested she study chimpanzees. In 1960, she established a research camp in what is now Tanzania. For decades, she kept meticulous records of chimpanzees' movements, interactions, and social organization. Her observations established that chimpanzees have complex social behaviors and disproved what long-standing beliefs?

Last updated on Wednesday, 3rd April 2013

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