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Some Swift-brand beef products recalled

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of 41,280 pounds of Swift-brand beef products that may be contaminated with E....

Federal Loan to Electrify Sports Cars

9 years ago from Live Science

Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors will get a $465 million loan.

Video: "Smoke Free" Cigarette Debate

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Some smokers who wish to quit are now praising the controversial e-cigarette, which simulates the effects of smoking. But, as Karina Mitchell reports, U.S. health officials are less optimistic.

Oracle tops forecasts despite sales, profit dip

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Software maker Oracle Corp.'s results topped Wall Street's forecast for the latest quarter Tuesday, despite a 5 percent drop in sales and a 7 percent decline in...

Researchers Map Building Blocks of Economic Complexity

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Since the times of Adam Smith, economists have had the intuition that prosperity emerges from the division of labor, that is, from the interaction of thousands of individual...

A Canada-wide technology platform for mapping the human interactome

9 years ago from Biology News Net

On June 18, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced the award of $9.16 million for the creation of a national technology platform aimed at mapping the human interactome. This...

Green Screens for Iran: How Much Does It Help?

9 years ago from Live Science

Many Twitter and Facebook users have colored their picture or avatar green in support of the protesters.

Free Vaccines, Big Money for Small Business Research

9 years ago from Science NOW

Plus more from Science's policy blog, ScienceInsider

U.S. government lends $8B for green vehicles

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The U.S. government is lending $8 billion US to companies that are working on green vehicles, including electric cars, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

B.C. students buy sensitive U.S. defence data for $40 in Africa

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A hard drive containing information about multimillion dollar U.S. defence contracts was obtained in Ghana by a group of Vancouver journalism students as they probed what happens to developed nations'...

We`ll Be Back After These Messages -- Will You?

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- For at least 50 years, television advertisements have been ordered randomly within commercial breaks. But given the spread of digital video recorders (DVR) that allow users to blip-blip...

Swine Flu May Have Come From Asia

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Federal agriculture officials believe that the new swine flu pandemic most likely emerged in pigs in Asia, then traveled to North America in a human.

Video: Loaded: Pimp yourself on PayPal

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

China wants you to boycott the Internet for an entire day, Kodak says goodbye to Kodachrome, and PayPal lets you offer your services for cash.

Gates approves creation of new cyber command

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates has formally ordered the creation of a new military cyber command that will coordinate the Pentagon's efforts to defend its networks and conduct...

Pederson Named Director of NDSU's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Larry R. Pederson has been named director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at North Dakota State University, Fargo. The appointment of Pederson was announced by Philip...

Backtracking on DNA

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Accuracy is essential for life, so in converting the information stored in DNA into a form in which it can be used, a high level of precision is...

Spiralling cost of vision loss requires national plan: CNIB

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Canada urgently needs a comprehensive national vision health plan to cope with expected increases in the cost of vision loss, the CNIB and eye doctors said in a report Tuesday.

Funding The Machine That "Might Save The World"

9 years ago from PopSci

General Fusion, the Canadian duo who hope to produce a cold fusion power plant for perhaps a tenth the cost of other such promised projects, just got a $12 million...

German teacher loses battle against pupils' web rankings

9 years ago from Physorg

A German teacher who had sued to shut down a website where pupils rank their instructors according to competence and "coolness" lost her battle in court Tuesday.

TJX reaches settlement with states on data theft

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Discount retailer TJX Cos. said Tuesday it has reached a settlement with multiple states related to a massive data theft that occurred at the parent company of...

Firm providing US airport 'fast lanes' shuts down

9 years ago from Physorg

Clear, a company which pre-screened travellers and issued high-tech cards allowing them to whisk through security lines at US airports, is going out of business.

Venezuelan science in jeopardy

9 years ago from SciDev

Venezuelan science is falling foul of the government's agenda warns Claudio Bifano, president of the country's science academy.

ESA business incubator launches company

9 years ago from UPI

PARIS, June 23 (UPI) -- A start-up company from the European Space Agency's Business Incubation Center has launched a new mobile phone service.

New mafia game hits up Twitter players for money

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Twitter Inc.'s founders still haven't decided how to cash in on their popular Internet messaging service - to the delight of a rapidly growing audience. But the...

FDA issues another pistachio warning

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat California Prime Produce- or Orange County Orchards-brand pistachios.

MySpace to cut 300 international positions

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- MySpace says it will cut 300 international positions and close at least four offices outside the U.S. as it looks to cut costs and narrow its territory...

Toyota plans fuel-cell car by 2015

9 years ago from Physorg

Toyota Motor, the world's top automaker, plans to roll out a fuel-cell car by 2015 in its push to stay ahead in the global race for green autos, vice president...

The secret life of numbers

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

How do you spark off an interest in maths when the curriculum seems dreary? It's all about mystery, big stories and journeys to infinity and beyond, says Marcus du Sautoy