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Jobs' liver transplant shows power of the rich

9 years ago from AP Health

A celebrity like Apple CEO Steve Jobs scores a rare organ transplant and the world wonders: Did he game the system? The rich have plenty of advantages that others don't....

One in six people starving

9 years ago from Science Alert

World hunger is set to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1.02 billion people going hungry everyday, according to new estimates.

Study finds that tobacco companies changed design of cigarettes without alerting smokers

9 years ago from

As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)...

Talking Business: Unlikely Partners in a Cause

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The move to regulation of tobacco by the Food and Drug Administration has happened in part because of the effort of a former cigarette executive.

Free medical advice? No. But suturing wounds? Absolutely.

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Ten minutes into one of my favorite parts of church -- coffee hour -- I was sipping from my Styrofoam cup and enjoying the sugar buzz of a day-old doughnut...

Big fine could be big trouble in downloading case

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The $1.92 million verdict against a Minnesota woman accused of sharing 24 songs over the Internet could ratchet up the pressure on other defendants to settle with...

Intel program spotlights dubious online claims

9 years ago from Physorg

Intel has launched software that sniffs out questionable claims at websites.

Google tricycle snaps views on Penn's campus

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Coming soon to a campus near you - the Google tricycle.

No decision on carriage fees in heritage committee's TV report

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

After hosting a series of fiery hearings this spring, the House of Commons committee on Canadian Heritage released on Friday its report on the state of local television, but left...

Is Nanotechnology Safe? Interactions Between Nanomaterials And Biological Systems Explored

9 years ago from Science Daily

Tremendous growth in the development of nanomaterials with enhanced performance characteristics which are being used for commercial and medical applications prompts researchers to take a proactive role in examining the...

Canada wants phthalates out of toys

9 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, June 19 (UPI) -- Canada's federal health agency is seeking to ban a chemical used to soften plastic toys that a U.S. trade group claims is harmless.

Cable venture suspends first advertising product

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A joint venture formed by the nation's six largest cable operators is suspending trials of its first advertising product before it even gets off the ground.

New entrants seek to change wireless game

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The arrival of new entrants to Canada's wireless industry has brought with it hope for consumers looking for choices beyond the current mobiles offerings.

FCC to look at exclusive cell phone deals

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Regulators will investigate whether exclusive cell phone deals, such as the one that locks the iPhone to AT&T, are good for consumers.

Google, Facebook launch Persian services

9 years ago from Physorg

Internet giant Google has unveiled a Farsi translation service to help Iranians "communicate directly" to the world, while Facebook has launched a version of its site in Persian, they said...

From "Green" Buildings to Sustainable Tourism: Ryerson Experts Offer Expertise on Environmental Issues

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Planning that dream summer vacation but looking for some eco-friendly options? Looking for ways to make your home more "green"? Ryerson University experts are available to provide their expertise on...

Following the Money

9 years ago from Scientific American

Global health hit the philanthropic jackpot in recent years. About four times more aid flowed into developing countries in 2007 than in 1990. But a paper published in The Lancet suggests the nearly...

Electric fish could spark healthcare innovation

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Mathematicians in Manchester are hoping electric fish can give them clues to solving a fiendishly complex mathematical problem - which could in turn lead to better treatment for...

NDSU's Boudjouk Provides Information on Research Funding to Senate Subcommittee

9 years ago from Science Blog

Philip Boudjouk, board chair of The Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States, testified on June 18 before the U.S. Senate's Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense.

Robots Making Us Coffee

9 years ago from PopSci

Even though this 'bot was dutifully programmed for each step and filmed in more of a stop-motion format--far from autonomous--we can dream, can't we, of a cute attendant chugging away...

Node Outlet, Where Have You Been?

9 years ago from PopSci

The other day we told you about upgrading your power sockets into “smart” plugs, but how about updating the actual design of the socket? Node, a concept design for...

US teens use smart phones for cheating: study

9 years ago from Physorg

A study released on Thursday shows US teens are using smart phones and the Internet to cheat at school work or exams.

Quantum & Cosmos Panels at Science Media Conference

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Q. What do Alain Aspect, Kip Thorne, Anton Zeilinger, Sir Martin Rees, Raymond Laflamme, Neil Turok, Joseph Emerson and Simon Singh all have in common? ...

Big drop in taxes boosts RIM's Q1 profit

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said profit surged to $643 million US ($1.12 a diluted share) in the first quarter, compared with $482.5 million (84 cents) in the first...

House eyes new taxes as senators pare health bill

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- House Democrats have lots of potential targets for higher taxes as they aim to expand health care coverage, from wealthy Americans and the nation's employers to anyone...

Conservationists are not making themselves heard

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The conservation community is looking increasingly out of touch, overshadowed by climate change concerns. The Open Ground, a public event in London, hopes to confront the problem head-on

US woman to pay 1.92 mln dlrs in music piracy case

9 years ago from Physorg

A US jury has ordered a 32-year-old woman to pay nearly two million dollars in damages for illegally downloading 24 songs over the Internet in a high-profile digital piracy case.

HealthSouth ex-CEO ordered to pay shareholders $2.9 billion

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

The ruling by an Alabama judge stems from an investor suit alleging Richard Scrushy was involved in years of overstating the company's earnings and assets. A state judge on Thursday ordered former HealthSouth...