Topic: Amazon

Amazon's Online Workforce Not So Anonymous After All

March 27, 2013

Most people assume that Amazon.com's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability that makes it relatively easy to uncover many workers' personally identifying information.

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Amazonian Amphibian Diversity Traced to Andes

March 10, 2009

Colorful poison frogs in the Amazon owe their great diversity to ancestors that leapt into the region from the Andes Mountains several times during the last 10 million years, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests.

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Graduate student finds new ant species

Sept. 22, 2008
Graduate student finds new ant species

An ant so unlike all other living ants that it was given an extraterrestrial name has been discovered in the Amazon rain forest.

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Scientists Find New Clues to Explain Amazonian Biodiversity

July 23, 2008

Ice age climate change and ancient flooding--but not barriers created by rivers--may have promoted the evolution of new insect species in the Amazon region of South America, a new study suggests.

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