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Comcast, NBC say deal would not hurt competition

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal said the cable TV operator's plan to take control of the NBC media empire shouldn't raise significant antitrust concerns because the companies...

Apple's Jobs unveils 'intimate' $499 iPad tablet

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Apple Inc. will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting.

Helpful yeast battles food-contaminating aflatoxin

8 years ago from Physorg

Pistachios, almonds and other popular tree nuts might someday be routinely sprayed with a yeast called Pichia anomala. Laboratory and field studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologist...

Virtual Disaster Viewer aids Haiti relief effort

8 years ago from Physorg

An innovative web tool that allows earthquake experts worldwide to pool knowledge quickly and effectively is boosting action to help Haiti's earthquake victims.

Wide variation in calorie content among 'low calorie' pet foods

8 years ago from Science Daily

Dog and cat owners buying weight-control diets for their overweight pets are faced with a confusing two-fold variation in calorie density, recommended intake, and wide range cost of low-calorie pet...

P.E.I. methadone program nearly doubles

8 years ago from CBC: Health

There are almost twice as many people getting addiction treatment through P.E.I.'s methadone program than there were 18 months ago.

The NHS and the cost-benefit dilemma

8 years ago from

New research by health economists at the University of York has raised concerns over any move to broaden the range of costs and economic benefits considered in the analysis of...

Slovenia becomes sixth ESA European Cooperating State

8 years ago from European Space Agency

Slovenia becomes the sixth European country to sign the European Cooperating State Agreement with ESA.

Q&A: Bill Gates: Lessons Learned

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Microsoft's Chairman on his Philanthropic Work , Travels to Africa and India, and his entry into the Twitterverse.

At Hulu, 'free' may soon turn into 'fee'

8 years ago from Physorg

Hulu soared to popularity by offering free online viewing of popular TV shows. Now that free ride may soon end.

China denies involvement in Google hackings

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

China denied involvement in internet attacks and defended its online restrictions as lawful after the United States urged Beijing to investigate a computer attack against Google.

Taiwan lets chip firms invest in China: report

8 years ago from Physorg

Taiwan will allow its chip makers to invest in their counterparts in China in response to growing calls from the island's business community for closer high-tech ties, local media said...

Scientists model 'Frankenstorm' in Calif.

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology are working on a "Frankenstorm" scenario — a mother lode wintry blast that could potentially sock the Golden State. ...

Letters: Object lessons in history and culture

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Simon Jenkins not only has a disturbingly selective aural capability but a disappointingly dismal imagination (A world of screens and plastic has fed a cultish craving for relics of the past, 22 January)....

Iraq MPs bid to remove bomb detector

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Iraqi lawmakers have demanded the withdrawal of a UK-made bomb detection device after the British government said it doesn't work and its manufacturer was arrested on suspicion of fraud.The Iraqi prime minister, Nouri...

MySpace bids to pay musicians 'lost' royalties

8 years ago from Physorg

Social networking site MySpace, which has enabled many artists to launch their careers, is now helping to pay them back millions of dollars in "lost" royalties for songs and performances.

Researchers offer explanation for the differences between Ganymede and Callisto

8 years ago from

Differences in the number and speed of cometary impacts onto Jupiter's large moons Ganymede and Callisto some 3.8 billion years ago can explain their vastly different surfaces and interior states,...

McCain Nudges Obama Toward His Party’s Health Plans

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Senator John McCain advised President Obama that the way to pass health legislation is to “start from the beginning” by meeting with Republicans.

1001 Inventions | Exhibition review

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Science Museum, London SW7 This small but important show educates and amuses in equal measureThey gave us our number system; built the first university; left us with the names for many of...

Sens hope to push repeat button in Boston

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Another Beantown beatdown might not be in the cards, but the Ottawa Senators have to be considered the favourites for their second game in six days in Boston.

Backpacking products for a better outing

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

When times get tough, people go hiking. That's the news from a CBS News/New York Times poll released a couple of weeks ago, which found that recession-wracked Americans are now...

Google courts smartphone game makers

8 years ago from Physorg

Google is courting folks that make games people love to play on smartphones.

Google co-founders to sell $5.5B combined in stock

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are relinquishing some of their control over the Internet search leader with the sale of 10 million shares worth...

Consumers have mixed reactions to puffery in advertising

8 years ago from Science Daily

Consumers don't always react positively to persuasion tactics that have nothing to do with the product (what the authors refer to as "puffery").

Prospects Dimming for Climate Bill

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Odds of Winning Passage of Significant Legislation Now Viewed as Getting Longer

You Can't Replace Scientific Thinking With Computers

8 years ago from

I've lamented multiple times about the negative influence on scientific culture of some trends in the use of computational tools to analyze large datasets, particularly in biology. Over at Nobel Intent,...

Call 911 about drunk drivers: Ottawa police

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Ottawa police are posting signs across the city to encourage people to make 911 calls reporting possible drunk drivers.

Logistics Expert Available to Comment on Haiti Relief Efforts; Commercial Logistics Apply to Humanitarian Efforts, Researcher Says

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A University of Arkansas business researcher and logistics expert is monitoring Haiti relief efforts and says that despite important differences between commercial and humanitarian logistics, key applications of commercial logistics...