Select your localized edition:

Close ×

More Ways to Connect

Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities »

Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.

Interested in bringing MIT Technology Review to your local market?

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - logo

 

Unsupported browser: Your browser does not meet modern web standards. See how it scores »

Moo River
Soothing music helps cows give more milk, researchers tell the BBC. Simon and Garfunkle, Beethoven and, yes, Danny Williams apparently calmed the cows, while up-tempo hits like Jamiroquai’s “Space Cowboy” had no effect.

Web Rings
Who’s going to control the Web sites for next year’s winter Olympics? Here’s a hint from the Industry Standard: like the games themselves, it’s a global monopoly run by an anticompetitive megalomaniac. What’s more, although now-defunct Quokka paid millions for the rights, Microsoft (good guess!) will get them for free.

Chunky Chicken
Although healthy in moderation, there are plenty of ways that chicken can make you fat (just ask Colonel Sanders). Now a study in Nature finds that you can return the favor, by way of a human virus that causes obesity in chickens.

Lake Quake
The Loch Ness monster may be neither hoax nor dinosaur, but a seismic phenomenon, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. An Italian Scientist suggests that a fault line beneath the Scottish lake may occasionally cause strange surface phenomena.

Cat-o-Nine Tails?
We hope not. But one company plans to give the world better pets through genetic engineering, reports the New York Times. Says a researcher at Transgenic Pets: “We feel confident by 2003 we’ll be able to produce an allergen-free cat.”

Last week: Play that Fungi Music

0 comments about this story. Start the discussion »

Tagged: Business

Reprints and Permissions | Send feedback to the editor

From the Archives

Close

Introducing MIT Technology Review Insider.

Already a Magazine subscriber?

You're automatically an Insider. It's easy to activate or upgrade your account.

Activate Your Account

Become an Insider

It's the new way to subscribe. Get even more of the tech news, research, and discoveries you crave.

Sign Up

Learn More

Find out why MIT Technology Review Insider is for you and explore your options.

Show Me