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Third-hand smoke: Another reason to quit smoking

9 years ago from

Need another reason to add 'Quit Smoking' to your New Year's resolutions list? How about the fact that even if you choose to smoke outside of your home or only...

Observatory: The Buzz of Bees, Though Benign, Halts Caterpillars' Munching

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Plants may want to thank bees as nearby buzzing seems to prevent caterpillars from eating.

New study examines effects of Graniteville, S.C., chlorine gas disaster

9 years ago from Physorg

A new study examining the aftereffects of a chlorine gas disaster in a South Carolina town gives larger metropolitan areas important insight into what to expect and how to prepare...

Three directors quit troubled Indian IT firm Satyam

9 years ago from Physorg

Three directors of Indian software firm Satyam have resigned, the company announced Monday as it sought to restore investor confidence in the wake of an aborted 1.6 billion dollar acquisition.

Toronto security camera project coming to an end

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Toronto police will wrap up a $2-million experiment with surveillance cameras on New Year's Eve .

SKorea's LG unveils watch-shaped mobile for video calls

9 years ago from Physorg

South Korea's LG Electronics Monday unveiled what it described as the world's first watch-shaped mobile video phone.

Country Doctor of Year: 50 years of house calls

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In this sleepy country town, which sprang up around a railroad junction and the start of the Chisholm trail, folks give out their phone numbers by the...

Arsenic levels too high in Kern Valley State Prison's drinking water

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Three years past deadline, California has no solid plan to reduce the arsenic, which has been linked to cancer. Officials spent money to design a filtration plant and then decided...

Oil companies bullish on shale oil

9 years ago from UPI

DENVER, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The recent drop in oil prices is not likely to derail the push to develop shale oil deposits in the western United States,...

Military Uniforms Now Provide Reliable Protection From Mosquitoes

9 years ago from Science Daily

Assuring that uniforms issued to U.S. military personnel are properly treated to repel mosquitoes is now possible, thanks to a new testing method.

How Certain Vegetables Combat Cancer

9 years ago from Science Daily

Women should go for the broccoli when the relish tray comes around during holiday celebrations this season.

Science Weekly podcast: We look back at the most significant stories of 2008

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Presenter Alok Jha looks back at just a few of the podcast's highlights from 2008. It's been a busy year in the world of science. Breaking the world's biggest machine...

Navy, Environmentalists Settle Sonar Suit

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Navy has settled a lawsuit filed by environmentalists challenging its use of sonar in hundreds of submarine-hunting exercises around the world.

New study calls for global project finance reform

9 years ago from Physorg

The worldwide financial crisis puts a new emphasis on infrastructure spending, seen by many governments as a way to head off economic downturn, and as a way of holding on...

Hospitals ill from more bad debt, credit troubles

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Gainesville's first community hospital has been on life support since the Shands Healthcare system in northern Florida bought it a dozen years ago.

Food needs 'fundamental rethink'

A sustainable global food system in the 21st Century needs to be built on a series of "new fundamentals", a leading food expert says.

Power outage darkens Obama's Hawaiian vacation

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama's Hawaiian vacation has been darkened by a power blackout on the island of Oahu.

Film ratings needed for websites: British minister

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Britain's culture minister says websites should be rated the way films are to protect children from offensive material. Andy Burnham says his government has plans to discuss the idea of...

Gesture Recognition Will Allow People With Disabilities To Interact More Easily With Computers

9 years ago from Science Daily

A system that can recognize human gestures could provide a new way for people with physical disabilities to interact with computers. A related system for the able bodied could also...

Real-time Gene Monitoring Developed

9 years ago from Science Daily

Imagine having GeneVision: the uncanny ability to view the activity of any chosen gene in real time through a specially modified camera. With GeneVision, military commanders could compare gene expression...

UrbanBaby.com, a cautionary tale

9 years ago from Physorg

Internet startup UrbanBaby.com was very successful in its infancy. That was until it tried to change its website and got spanked by its users.

The Evidence Gap: Health Care That Puts a Computer on the Team

9 years ago from NY Times Health

There is broad agreement that moving patient records into the computer age is essential to improving care and curbing costs.

Cross-country running with your dog

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Three years ago, Didi Mann was recently retired and contemplating a life "sitting at home reading books and eating chocolate", when she read an arti

SciKu: Round Two

9 years ago from PopSci

Features editor Nicole Dyer is back with another SciKu! It's rhythmic, it's subtle, it's all about science; What more could you ask for from this ancient poetic form? read more

Amazon says 2008 holiday season was 'best ever'

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Friday that the 2008 holiday season was the online retailer's "best ever," with more than 6.3 million items ordered and 5.6 million units shipped...

E-shopping site to open in China for Japan goods

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A new Internet shopping mall is opening in China next month that will take payments in the widely used China UnionPay Co. cards for Japanese products, company...

Uproar in Australia over plan to block Web sites

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A proposed Internet filter dubbed the "Great Aussie Firewall" is promising to make Australia one of the strictest Internet regulators among democratic countries.

Economy: Will Green Funding Be Harder to Come By?

9 years ago from Live Science

Despite the bad economy, many expect green initiatives and funding to continue to grow.