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Certain Zinc-based Cold Remedies Linked To Loss Of Sense Of Smell, FDA Says

9 years ago from Science Daily

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised consumers to stop using three products marketed over-the-counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell...

Local Food Environments Can Lead To Obesity

9 years ago from Science Daily

Living in an area with more fast food outlets and convenience stores than supermarkets and grocers has been associated with obesity in a Canadian study. Researchers have shown that your...

Isaac Newton's Apple Tree Grows at Tufts

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Thanks to collaboration between Tufts and MIT physicists, Tufts University has received cuttings from an apple tree that traces to the English farm where Sir Isaac Newton lived. The...

Scientists Create Hybrid System of Human-Machine Interaction

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a groundbreaking study, scientists at FAU have created a "hybrid" system to examine real-time interactions between humans and machines (virtual partners). By pitting human against machine, they open up...

Federal Report Outlines a State of Emergency that Demands Immediate and Decisive Action

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

"Like Paul Revere, this report is shouting that the enemy is at our doorstep," said National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger of the U.S. Global Change Research Program...

NASA announces research award recipients

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded about $19 million to U.S. colleges and universities for research and technology development.

Computer Idle? Now You Can Donate Its Time to Find a Cure for Major Diseases

9 years ago from Physorg

Not using your computer at the moment? You can now donate your computer's idle time to cutting-edge biomedical research aimed at finding a cure for HIV, Parkinson's, arthritis, and breast...

China backpedals on filtering software order

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- China's authoritarian government has backed away from an order to load Internet-filtering software on every new computer after a major outcry by citizens used to the relative...

Putting a name to a face may be key to brain's facial expertise

9 years ago from

Our tendency to see people and faces as individuals may explain why we are such experts at recognising them, new research indicates. This approach can be learned and applied to...

'Green-collar' jobs ruffled by recession, but may rebound

9 years ago from Physorg

"Green-collar" hiring took a hit during the current recession, but may accelerate beyond its 1998-2007 growth rate of about 9 percent a year -- more than double the 3.7 percent...

Britain seeks to become world's 'digital capital'

9 years ago from Physorg

Britain on Tuesday declared a goal to become the world's "digital capital" by building cutting-edge broadband, telecoms and media infrastructure to cement its role as a "global economic powerhouse".

MySpace Downsized: Staff Slashed By 30%

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Economic Woes, Stagnant Growth And Management Shakeup Spur Cuts At Social Networking Site

Iran's emerging 'netwar'

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Greg Walton has been in charge of the Citizen Lab's Twitter outreach in Iran, offering access to software that help's them view banned content. CBC News reached Walton by email...

New Opera technology allows simple content sharing

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Norway's Opera Software ASA on Tuesday launched a new feature for its Internet browser allowing users to share photos, music and files directly with one another, without...

New MIT model could lead to better roads

9 years ago from UPI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 16 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology mathematicians have developed a computer model describing how and under what conditions traffic backups occur.

Bell to close online video store

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Bell Canada, with headquarters in Montreal, is closing its online video store just more than a year after launching it, the company said in a note on its website.

Egypt to get digital science library

9 years ago from SciDev

The Egyptian research community is set to get a boost with a new digital library and discounted access to top international journals.

Cells Are Like Robust Computational Systems, Scientists Report

9 years ago from Science Daily

Gene regulatory networks in cell nuclei are similar to cloud computing networks, such as Google or Yahoo!, researchers report in the journal Molecular Systems Biology. The similarity is that each...

N.L. isn't training enough nurses: educators

9 years ago from CBC: Health

There are plenty of people in Newfoundland and Labrador who want to become nurses, say educators, but there aren't enough training spaces for them in the province's nursing schools.

AP INTERVIEW: Sebelius says coverage to take years

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Covering the uninsured could take several years, even if Congress passes a bill and President Barack Obama signs it into law this fall,...

N.B. pensions have $21M in tobacco companies

9 years ago from CBC: Health

While one branch of the New Brunswick government has been suing large tobacco companies, another branch has $21 million invested in them, investment records show.

Some apricot kernels recalled in Canada

9 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, June 16 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning about consuming Our Father's Farm-brand apricot kernels in excessive amounts.

New cell phone technology is created

9 years ago from UPI

DURHAM, N.C., June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers have created a technology that allows a person to write a note in the air with their cell phone and...

Social smokers: Turning the tables on big tobacco

9 years ago from

The tobacco industry knows exactly what makes social smokers tick. Now, researchers want to use that once-secret information to help them quit...

Bike Sharing Gets an Electric Update

9 years ago from PopSci

Bike sharing is an urban transportation program gaining popularity worldwide, providing public bicycles at designated points around a city--find it, ride it, drop it off at a kiosk down the...

Going green is where the jobs are

9 years ago from

With over three million jobs across Europe, green economic activities are overtaking polluting industries in terms of employment, says a new WWF study...

Education and business hand in hand

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

But universities and colleges must have freedom to deliver what students want, says new secretary of state Peter Mandelson

The case for using green solvents in HPLC

9 years ago from Chemistry World

Greening up HPLC doesn’t necessarily mean diminished performance, say US scientists