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Judge grills lawyer as N.L. probes cancer inquiry rules

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The judge hearing Newfoundland and Labrador's breast cancer inquiry demanded Monday to know who ordered a government lawyer to ask for clarification on the role of inquiry lawyers.

Data from Columbia disk drives survived the shuttle accident

9 years ago from AP Science

Jon Edwards often manages what appears impossible. He has recovered precious data from computers wrecked in floods and fires and dumped in lakes. Now Edwards may have set a new...

More information expected on errors in Manitoba pathologist's work

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Health officials in Manitoba plan to release more information Wednesday afternoon about an investigation into errors made by a pathologist with Manitoba Diagnostic Services.

UMG confirms deal with Qtrax to allow free music downloads

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Universal Music Group confirmed Tuesday that it has reached a deal with file-sharing site Qtrax to allow free, legal downloads of UMG music.

Piecing Together The Next Generation Of Cognitive Robots

9 years ago from Science Daily

European researchers are making progress on piecing together a new generation of machines that are more aware of their environment and better able to interact with humans. While building robots...

Cardinal Health-brand mouthwash recalled

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Cardinal Health-brand alcohol-free mouthwash due to possible contamination.

Electronic Tags Locate Patients, Pharmaceuticals In British Hospital

9 years ago from Science Daily

Location technologies are improving health care in the UK, but compatibility problems could limit their impact. The RFID tags are being used for security for babies in maternity units (prevention...

There's A Hole In My -- And In The Data As Well!

9 years ago from Science Daily

Like the popular children's song "There's a Hole in My Bucket," in which Liza and Henry try to patch a leaking pail, researchers with the San Diego Supercomputer Center at...

Disfigured bald eagle to get a bionic beak

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

She has been named Beauty, though this eagle is anything but. Part of Beauty's beak was shot off several years ago, leaving her with a stump that is useless for...

Miramichi pathology test inquiry begins hearings

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The inquiry into the pathology services at the Miramichi Regional Health Authority began in Moncton on Monday.

Wal-Mart expands low-price drug program

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, announced Monday it would expand its discounted prescription drug program to offer 90-day supplies for $10 and add several women's...

Senate GOP Wants Halt To Ethanol Expansion

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Senate Republicans asked environmental regulators to use their power to halt the country's ethanol output expansion plans, that include a five-fold increase over the next 15 years, amid rising food...

Study: New computer threat is emerging

9 years ago from UPI

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say there might be another emerging treat to computing other than viruses and worms: malicious hardware could soon become a...

NASA Employees Abusing Government Credit Cards

9 years ago from Science Blog

Video games and iPods, among other things, have been purchased by NASA employees abusing their government-issued credit cards, reports the Houston Chronicle. read more

Online health records: Convenience vs. privacy

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Some day soon, Canadians will have access to free online tools for managing their health information, but plans to store the information on servers south of the border could mean...

Plants Text Message Farmers When Thirsty

9 years ago from Science Daily

Beginning this crop season, farmers will be able to receive text messages on their cell phones from their plants saying whether they are thirsty or not. Accent Engineering, Inc., of...

Researchers find secret to stickiness

9 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists have discovered the physics behind stickiness, and found that the same reaction occurs in many situations, from syrups to traffic jams.

Feature: OECD reports set further challenges for Australia

9 years ago from Science Alert

Is Australia on the road to a sustainable future? Yes and no, depending on which of two recent reports released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development you read.

Opinion: Urgent action needed on innovation

9 years ago from Science Alert

Australia urgently needs to develop financial strategies in order to improve its national innovation system, writes Peter Laver.

Obama: Change in ethanol policy might be needed

9 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrat Barack Obama said Sunday the federal government might need to rethink its support for corn ethanol because of rising food prices, a stance similar to Republican...

Turning Fungus Into Fuel: Organism With Taste For Olive Drab Shows Promise For Greener Energy

9 years ago from Science Daily

A spidery fungus with a voracious appetite for military uniforms and canvas tents could hold the key to improvements in the production of biofuels, a team of government, academic and...

Salt information usually misundertood

9 years ago from Science Alert

Salt content of foods is usually underestimated, due partly to people confusing it with sodium when interpreting food labels, according to a study.

Obituary: DT Whiteside

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Obituary: Eminent historian of mathematics and expert on Isaac Newton

HTC Peaks-Leaks Intro of New Innovations

9 years ago from Physorg

HTC has created a mystery for its announcement of next generation innovations in London on May 6th. Bloggers and Internet electronic gadget web sites have entered into the fray. Is...

IT gurus launch software cleanup of Estonia

9 years ago from Physorg

Skype guru Ahti Heinla and Microlink and Delfi founder Rainer Nolvak put cutting-edge IT technology and 40,000 volunteers to work Saturday to clean-up the tiny Baltic Sea state of Estonia.

Protecting U.S. Troops With Fireproof Wool

9 years ago from Science Daily

Wool is less susceptible to burning than synthetic fibers. This makes it an ideal fabric for uniforms worn by U.S. troops, firefighters and others whose occupations expose them to fire....

Business Briefing | Deals: Bristol-Myers Sells a Unit for $4.1. Billion

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The drug developer Bristol-Myers Squibb said it would sell ConvaTec, its wound therapy and surgical care unit, for $4.1 billion to two private equity firms.

Pfizer Begins Settling Painkiller Cases

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Pfizer has begun negotiating settlements with individual plaintiff’s firms over its Celebrex and Bextra painkillers, a New York lawyer said.