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Corrections and clarifications

The second paragraph of a report “Chandrayaan-1 mission terminated” (August 31, 2009, page 1) said that due to very high radiation in the atmosphere, power-supply units controlling both the computer systems on board failed, snapping the communication connectivity. It should have been “due to higher level of radiation around the moon”.

A report “Accused in theft of rare monkeys escapes” (September 1, 2009), described these Brazilian Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), stolen from the Alipore Zoological Garden, and since found and rescued, as “rare”. (This includes other recent reports.) The University of Wisconsin-Madison says that unlike several of their close relatives, the Common Marmoset is currently not listed as a threatened species. Captive studies have taught scientists a great deal about the behaviour and biology of the Common Marmoset. This information has been applied towards the protection as well as the captive and wild breeding of other closely related primates. The Common Marmoset’s conservation status is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as “Least Concern”, which means “at a lower risk”.

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