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NDP launches online petition against new texting charges

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The federal NDP is calling on disgruntled Canadians to add their names to an online petition protesting new price plan from Bell and Telus for incoming text messages.

Czech Republic, ESA sign space agreement

10 years ago from UPI

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 8 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has signed an agreement that will lead to the Czech Republic's accession to the ESA...

Facebook could see a standoff over Scrabble

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- C-O-M-P-E-T-E. Developers of a highly popular but unauthorized version of Scrabble for the online hangout Facebook vowed Tuesday to do just that, now that a video game...

Geotourism conservation pact is signed

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Five U.S. governmental agencies and the National Geographic Society have signed an agreement promoting geotourism.

Decadent, Convenient Banana Dessert Debuted at Food Expo

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A team of Virginia Tech students have converted the banana split into convenient, bite-sized, frozen slices of banana filled with non-fat frozen yogurt and enrobed in dark chocolate. The decadent...

Opinion: Who owns your sewage?

10 years ago from Science Alert

It is time to rethink how we dispose of our sewage and if it can be put to a profitable use, believes Valerie Yule.

Most Sunscreens Fail to Protect

10 years ago from Live Science

The simple rule of sunscreen — the higher the SPF and the thicker the slather, the better — has come under doubt.

German Health Care Company Buying Intravenous Drug Firm

10 years ago from NY Times Health

The German health care company Fresenius said it had agreed to buy the American generic drug maker APP Pharmaceuticals for $3.7 billion.

Global Update: Effort for Lower Drug Prices Would Focus on Gaining Patents

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Unitaid is endorsing the creation of a panel of experts to explore the feasibility of a “patent pool” to try to make drugs at lower costs for poor countries.

Digital threat prompts movie industry downgrade

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Lehman Brothers analyst downgraded the entertainment industry Monday and slashed forecasts for its five major companies, saying digital downloads of movies and TV shows posed a...

Wikipedia opens online library on human genes

10 years ago from Physorg

A group of US researchers laid out the foundations Monday for a new online library on human genetics stored within the existing framework of open-access encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Mind games: computer headset lets brain control action

10 years ago from Physorg

It's mind over machine: a US high-tech company has created a headset allowing computer game lovers to use their thoughts to move mountains and make objects disappear on screen.

Pioneer Corp. to sell Blu-ray disc recorders

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Pioneer Corp. will start selling Blu-ray disc recorders in Japan sometime before March 2009, the company said Tuesday, the latest in a string of Japanese electronics makers...

Feature: Green gold

10 years ago from Science Alert

Australian research is helping the gold mining industry in its search to replace cyanide with a safer alternative, reports Tony Malkovic.

Microsoft Backs Play To Dump Yahoo Board

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Microsoft Corp. threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to dump Yahoo Inc.'s board, saying that a successful shareholder rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its bid...

Mercosur presidents agree science plan for 2008-2012

10 years ago from SciDev

The presidents of the Mercosur member countries have signed a five-year plan for science, technology and innovation, aiming to add value to regional production.

Good Golf Players See The Hole As Larger Than Poor Players

10 years ago from Science Daily

Golfers who play well are more likely to see the hole as larger than their poor-playing counterparts, according to new research. "Golfers have said that when they play well the...

Universal Power Adapter Offers Alternative to Wall Warts

10 years ago from Physorg

When Doug Palmer realized he had forgotten his mobile phone adapter on a vacation in Mexico several years ago, the first thought that crossed his mind was, "There has to...

Bell's internet throttling illegal, Google says

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Google Inc. says Bell Canada Inc. is breaking Canadian telecommunications law by slowing certain internet traffic, and is urging the CRTC to take action against the company.

Free Speech Not So Free Online

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Companies in charge of seemingly public spaces online wipe out content that's controversial but otherwise legal.

Britain to slow adoption of biofuels

10 years ago from Physorg

The British government said Monday it would slow the expansion of biofuels following a report which found they could increase greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to food price rises.

US firms a role model for fair hiring standards, study says

10 years ago from Physorg

U.S. companies are helping spread fair hiring practices across the world as they set up shop in developing nations, according to a new study of gender and age discrimination co-written...

Solutia Considers Splitting In Half

10 years ago from C&EN

Number two nylon maker may sell its business to focus on specialties

Are We in the Peak of an Oil Bubble?

10 years ago from Physorg

Since 2003, worldwide oil prices have quadrupled. According to a new study, the price of oil is rising at a faster-than-exponential rate, and cannot be sustained. In other words, we`re...

Special Horseshoes Measure Acceleration In Horses, Evaluate Methods of Rehabilitation

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have carried out studies both into the advantages of different rider techniques in reducing injury risk to horses, and into the benefits of a method of equine rehabilitation. By...

Review Of Tools For Genomics Community Studying Rosaceae (Apple, Peach, Pear, Strawberry)

10 years ago from Science Daily

A comprehensive overview of the genomics tools and resources available for the rapidly growing Rosaceae scientific community has been published. Rosaceae is an economically important group of plants that comprises...

Health Canada going after flavoured cigars

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada is looking at changing the regulations concerning the sale of flavoured cigars or cigarillos, in particular that they don't require a health warning.

Buy shellfish from reputable dealers: New Brunswick health officials

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Public health officials in Saint John, N.B., are warning people to buy their shellfish only from reputable dealers after several people got shellfish poisoning.