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Search for Aye Votes on Health Care Narrows in House

8 years ago from NY Times Health

The Democratic search for health care votes grew more focused as the House leadership and the White House sought to cement victory.

Was the recent US stock market drop accompanied by more heart attacks?

8 years ago from Science Daily

A novel report explores the possible relationship between fluctuations in the stock market and the incidence of local heart attacks.

Look at Mie!

8 years ago from

Calculations are fine, but seeing is believing. That's the thought behind a new paper by Rice University students who decided to put to the test calculations made more than a...

Internet fraud's U.S. price tag put at $550 million

8 years ago from Physorg

U.S. citizens reported losing more than $550 million in 2009 in Internet fraud, falling prey to a variety of increasingly sophisticated scams, according to a report by the Internet Crime...

'Tommy John' elbow reconstruction 95 percent successful with grown teen pitchers, study says

8 years ago from Science Daily

A new study has found that 95 percent of skeletally mature high school pitchers were satisfied with their "Tommy John" elbow reconstruction surgery. Almost as many (94.7 percent) returned to...

5 Ways We’ll Interface With Future Computers

8 years ago from Live Science

The mouse has been the dominate way we've interfaced with computers for decades. What technologies may replace the mouse and even keyboards in the future?

Website spotlights misdeeds of the rich and powerful

8 years ago from Physorg

The swindling saga of legendary Wall Street conman Bernard Madoff has inspired the creation of The Vile Plutocrat, a website devoted to the notion that "rich people suck."

Australia defends mandatory Internet filter

8 years ago from Physorg

Australia Sunday defended its plan to block some Internet content, such as that featuring child sex abuse or advocating terrorism, after a media rights watchdog warned it may hurt free...

Economic View: Managed Care: Get Used to It

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Like it or not, more cost control looks likely to flourish in any health plan, Tyler Cowen says.

Selling off Africa's resources isn't 'development'. It's greed | The big issue

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Governments rich and poor have failed to support smallholder farmers in the developing worldSovereign African governments are complicit in the new scramble for Africa ("How food and water drive a new foreign land...

Motivation to run a marathon

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

Some run for accolades, some to lose weight. But the reason a person runs can make a difference in if they finish the race. On Sunday, more than 24,000 people will run...

Read the ASA adjudication on climate change adverts

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ruling leaked to the Guardian mildly rebukes government over print and TV campaignClimate changeClimate changeAdvertisingTelevision © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject...

Apple gives chief operating officer $5M bonus

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Apple Inc. is giving its chief operating officer a $5 million bonus for "outstanding performance" running the company while CEO Steve Jobs was on medical leave.

The Grand Canyon: National Icon And Elusive Mystery

8 years ago from

The Grand Canyon is a geologic and national icon with which even young school children are familiar and countless tourist visit each year. And yet the processes that went into...

This Week in the Future, March 8-12, 2010

8 years ago from PopSci

Poor Mario has to contend with a genetically modified superfish and an army of parasite-infected kitties! Fortunately, caffeine and lightning are on his side. Welcome to the future. (Get the details,...

Nokia revises 2009 market share down to 34 pct

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. on Friday revised its global market share estimate for mobile phones in 2009 to 34 percent, from an earlier 38 percent, and said it expected...

Court says thimerosal did not cause autism

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A federal court has ruled that the vaccine additive thimerosal does not cause autism.

Rogers raising wireless 911 fee

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Rogers Wireless is raising the emergency 911 fee cellphone customers pay to 75 cents from the current 50-cent charge.

No bugs were harmed in the media reporting of infested trains

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The figures for bugs on train compartments all sound a little bit on the high side. Where did they come from?The figures were all very specific and very frightening. "Two thousand bugs...

Apple Takes Pre-orders For IPad Launch

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Don't Want To Wait In The "i-Line?" Apple Is Taking Pre-orders For April 3 Release Of Wi-Fi IPad

EU to exceed green energy target

8 years ago from UPI

BRUSSELS, March 12 (UPI) -- The European Union will exceed its target of getting 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources in 2020, the European Commission said.

Mutual respect in the GM crop debate

8 years ago from SciDev

Indian biotechnologists need to engage GM critics with openness and honesty to win public support.

Chevron OK'd for Ecuador arbitration

8 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- A district judge in New York ruled that Chevron Corp. can move ahead with an international arbitration claim tied to environmental pollution in...

International outcry over Mexican scientists' dismissal

8 years ago from SciDev

Two nanotechnologists fired a decade after returning to their home country say they won't work in a developing country again.

Securities analysts' reports new technology slow adoption, warns study in INFORMS journal

8 years ago from Science Blog

The reluctance of securities analysts to recommend investment in veteran companies using new techniques to grapple with radical technological change may be harming these companies as they struggle to...

Canada backs Keystone oil pipeline

8 years ago from UPI

CALGARY, Alberta, March 12 (UPI) -- Canadian regulators approved an application from TransCanada Corp. to construct and operate a Canadian portion of the Keystone oil pipeline.

Software's take on the light bulb joke

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- It takes five men to change a light bulb*, even more to pack a shipping crate. After all, filling space is very hard. But a European project has...

Green energy shines for California schools

8 years ago from UPI

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- Electricity costs for the San Jose, Calif., school district will decline 30 percent with the help of a 3.7 megawatt solar project,...