Milestones

DISCOVERED. The ARUNACHAL MACAQUE, a previously unknown species of monkey; in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The stocky, brown-haired primates, who have distinctively dark facial markings and short tails, are the first new macaques to be discovered since 1903. In recent years, three deer and goat species foreign to India have been discovered in the remote northeastern state, which conservation scientist M.D. Madhusudan calls the country's "last unknown frontier."

ACQUIRED. Business-software manufacturer PEOPLESOFT INC., by rival Oracle Corp., ending a bitter 18-month takeover battle during which former PeopleSoft head Craig Conway compared Larry Ellison, Oracle's...