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Retail sales report boosts US stock market

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

NEW YORK (AP) " A robust report on U.S. consumer spending, right in the middle of the important holiday shopping season, pushed stocks sharply higher Thursday. The energy sector rose after crude oil prices stabilized.KEEPING SCORE:…

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Cells can use dynamic patterns to pluck signals from noise

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Scientists have discovered a general principle for how cells could accurately transmit chemical signals despite high levels of noise in the system, they report in Science this week.

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Google to shut Spanish news service

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

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Bits Blog: European Antitrust Regulators Ask for More Information in Google Investigation

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner, said there was a need to update information in the case.

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David O’Day, Patrick King

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Trader David O’Day, left, and specialist Patrick King confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Stocks are rising in midday trading after the U.S. government reported a pickup in retail sales last…

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NASA sees Hagupit weaken to a depression enroute to Vietnam

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The once mighty super typhoon has weakened to a depression in the South China Sea as it heads for a final landfall in southern Vietnam. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm that showed it was weakening.

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Canada police ‘can search phones’

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Canadian police can search the contents of a mobile phone after arrest, the Supreme Court of Canada rules

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Selfie-help for conservation areas

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Images uploaded to social media websites hold valuable data that could be used to help protect or manage natural spaces, a study suggests.

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Russia to cut up ‘floating Chernobyl’ but risks remain

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Relics from the Soviet Arctic fleet, including 16 nuclear reactors and more than 17,000 waste containers, litter the seabed and could leak at any moment

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Bits Blog: Verizon Says Investment Will Be Unaffected by Net Neutrality Policy

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Francis J. Shammo, Verizon’s chief financial officer, said the company planned to continue to invest in its FiOS fiber-optic network and its wireless systems regardless of the outcome of the broadband debate.

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Libya’s airlines banned from EU skies

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Union has banned Libya’s seven airlines from operating in European skies, citing safety concerns linked to the ongoing fighting there.Violeta Bulc, EU commissioner for transport, said Thursday that "recent…

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Affluence, not political complexity, explains the rise of moralizing world religions

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The ascetic and moralizing movements that spawned the world’s major religious traditions—Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity—all arose around the same time in three different regions, and researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 11 have now devised a statistical model based on history and human psychology that helps to explain why. The emergence of world religions, they say, was triggered by the rising standards of living in the great civilizations of Eurasia.

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Proud Wills: George is a dab hand on the iPad

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Previous generations of royal babies would have been playing with building blocks, riding a rocking horse or perhaps driving a custom-made pedal car at the age of 16 months.But Prince George, like many other toddlers, prefers to…

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Rosetta reveals asteroids not comets brought water to Earth

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The first detailed scientific results from the Rosetta space mission, which successfully orbited a comet and then soft-landed a small robotic probe on its surface, have punctured one of the most plausible theories of how the Earth…

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Facebook plans drunk photo filter

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret.

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Optical illusions fool computers into seeing things

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

A collection of bizarre optical illusions has tricked AI into seeing objects in static – and show that machines don’t see the same way we do

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Soggy space rocks brought water to young moon

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The scorching impact that formed the moon should have left it completely dry, but a rain of meteorites may have delivered water

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Average US 30-year loan rate rises to 3.93 percent

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

WASHINGTON (AP) " Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers.Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the…

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Kickstarter Project Hemingwrite offers writers a respite from Internet noise

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Entrepreneurs Adam Leeb and Patrick Paul had an idea—a new age typewriter that offered the comforting nostalgia of old fashioned typewriters with the connectability of modern computers, minus the distractions of current devices. They’ve built a prototype, and are calling it the Hemingwrite – a distraction-free digital typewriter. Also, it’s now a Kickstarter Project, with the two hopefuls looking for $250,000 to further develop the idea leading perhaps to a sellable product.

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Bits Blog: Google News to Shut Down in Spain

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The decision is in response to a Spanish law that comes into force in January that would allow newspapers and other publishers to charge Google for content it uses.

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Ebola vaccine trial ‘interrupted’

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

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Ebola vaccine trial suspended after side effects

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

LONDON (AP) " Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects.In a statement issued on Thursday, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve…

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What would happen to the climate if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases today?

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts and summarized every few years by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The primary cause of that change is the release of carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil and natural gas.

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Uber suspends operations in Delhi

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers.

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US retail sales climb on holiday shopping

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.The Commerce Department says retail sales rose a seasonally-adjusted…

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School results boosted by improved focus in class

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Researchers from the University of Adelaide say attempts to improve children’s attentiveness in the early years could be rewarded with better literacy and maths abilities by ages 6-7 years.

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Will Kerry strike gold in Lima?

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s appearance at the climate talks in Lima is being seen as evidence of America’s new engagement with the UN process.

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Net is ‘less free and more unequal’

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.

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Britain Criticized for Plan to Target Corporate Tax Avoiders

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is seeking an international deal on such issues, said it would have been better to await the outcome of its talks.

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RadioShack 3Q loss widens, retailer closing stores

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) " RadioShack’s third-quarter loss widened, sales dropped for the eleventh consecutive quarter and the electronics retailer announced more cost cuts to stay afloat.CEO Joseph Magnacca said Thursday that the…

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In Lebanon, a garden blooms on former ‘trash mountain’

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon is best known for its Crusader castle and ancient market, but a more modern landmark has marred its Mediterranean shoreline for decades—a towering "mountain" of trash.

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Microsoft to accept Bitcoin payments

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Software giant Microsoft starts accepting payments made with bitcoins for Xbox games and Windows phone apps.

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Chinese leaders affirm commitment to slower growth

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

BEIJING (AP) " Chinese leaders have affirmed their commitment to a "new normal" of slower economic growth in 2015 at an annual planning meeting and promised to help the poor and promote market-oriented reforms.A series of brief…

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New energy innovation report highlights central role of emerging economies

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Innovation in clean energy technologies is a truly global phenomenon, and the most active efforts to develop next-generation technologies are in rapidly industrializing countries, where energy demand is high and deployment opportunities are abundant.

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Spider-style sensor for vibrations

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.

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German Cabinet OKs women’s quota for directors

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

BERLIN (AP) " German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet has approved legislation that will require leading companies to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016.Manuela Schwesig, the minister for families…

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Internet trend puts users center stage

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Sensors that track steps, pulse, diet and more marked a wearable computing fashion trend this year as they evolve from measuring what we’ve done to telling us what to do.

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Water woes in Lima: A glimpse of our future?

Written By: admin - Dec• 12•14

Where people pay 10% of your income for water

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Spain’s Zara owner 9-month profit back up on sales

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

MADRID (AP) " Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, has returned to profit in the first nine months of the year thanks to strong sales.The company said Thursday profit for February to October rose 1 percent to…

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Flap over sage grouse spurs Congress to intervene

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Congress is poised to make an end-run around the Endangered Species Act with a legislative rider on a massive spending bill that would delay protections for several struggling bird populations in the Western U.S.

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Ponds or pounding are both possible origins for life

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

How did life begin? The finding of unearthly water around comet 67P and a simulation of how meteorite impacts could forge amino acids hint at rival visions

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Jason Amoroso

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, instructor Jason Amoroso, left, demonstrates how to properly use slings for lifting objects with a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction, in Conyers, Ga. The U.S. Labor Department…

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eBay may slash thousands of jobs ahead of PayPal split

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

US online retail giant eBay may slash thousands of jobs early next year as it prepares to separate from PayPal to become an independent company, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Light trickery makes bird feathers blue but not red

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Understanding the different ways in which birds get their vivid hues could help us make coloured displays for devices such as e-readers

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Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. Now it’s making a name as a bustling…

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Google to shut Spanish news service

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

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Ferrari looks to burnish brand value ahead of IPO

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

MILAN (AP) " Ferrari’s sleek sports cars and souped-up Formula 1 racing machines have made the prancing horse logo among the world’s most powerful brands. Now, as the company prepares for a public listing, it wants to cash in on the…

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Detroit mayor: Challenges remain after bankruptcy

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

DETROIT (AP) " The formalities may be over for Detroit, which officially exited bankruptcy after midnight Thursday and shrugs off the yoke of state receivership. But efforts to make the Motor City livable for residents and appealing…

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Powerhouse Ventures considers IPO

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Powerhouse Ventures, one of the three new technology business incubators part-funded by government, is considering a $40 million initial public offering to raise capital for growth.Powerhouse was named as one of three of the new…

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Google to shut Spanish news service

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

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Nighttime gout attack risk more than 2 times higher than in the daytime

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Novel research reveals that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime. The study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, confirms that nocturnal attacks persist even among those who did not consume alcohol and had a low amount of purine intake during the 24 hours prior to the gout attack.

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New Zealand’s 10 best science stories this year

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

From potential taxes on sugary drinks to righting a great wrong on the ancestry of our kiwi, science has offered plenty of headlines this year.The team at the New Zealand Science Media Centr

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Architects of C.I.A. Interrogation Drew on Psychology to Induce ‘Helplessness’

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

A pair of military psychologists used a dog experiment as the basis for brutal interrogation that was supposed to eliminate detainees’ “sense of control and predictability” and induce “a desired level of helplessness,” according to the Senate report.

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‘Next Top Model’ contestant sues Tyra Banks

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A former "America’s Next Top Model" contestant is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.City News Service says Angelea Preston filed the…

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Google News to go dark in Spain over ‘Google Tax’

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

MADRID (AP) " Google says it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent content from Spanish publishers from appearing on it ahead of a law due to go into effect requiring the Internet search company to pay news organizations…

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Greenpeace sorry for Nazca stunt

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Activists apologise for any "moral offence" that Greenpeace has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

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Google claims large balloon spotted in Lake Brunner

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Internet giant Google has confirmed a large balloon, spotted in Lake Brunner this week by a local boater, was one of its Project Loon wi-fi internet balloons.The balloons are designed to provide an airborne network of internet coverage…

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FMA gaze turns to inside trading, poor governance and conflicts

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Insider trading, conflicts of interest and poor corporate governance will be some of the Financial Markets Authority’s key focus areas over the next two to three years.The market watchdog has today laid out a seven-point…

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The ingredient that will make you eat less (but tastes foul)

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

A food ingredient has been found to suppress appetite and prevent weight gain in overweight people, raising the prospect of tackling the national obesity crisis through harmless dietary additives.Scientists have shown that the ingredient…

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FMA gaze turns to inside trading, poor governance and conflicts

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Insider trading, conflicts of interest and poor corporate governance will be some of the Financial Markets Authority’s key focus areas over the next two to three years.The market watchdog has today laid out a seven-point…

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The most stunning drone pictures of 2014

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

A selection of this year’s most striking drone pictures

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Bits Blog: Uber Is Sued by 2 California Counties, Citing Misleading Safety Practices

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The lawsuit comes as the ride-hailing service faces scrutiny in other cities in the United States and in India and Europe.

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Is rider safety the real Achilles heel for Uber and Lyft?

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry’s impressive…

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Is rider safety the real Achilles heel for Uber and Lyft?

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry’s impressive start could come from customers—if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren’t safe.

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Q&A: Moving Contacts From a Flip Phone to a Windows phone

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Plus, how to remove credit card information from Apple Pay on the iPhone.

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Juha Saarinen: The Pirate Bay sunk again – this time for good?

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Swedish police have raided a data centre near Stockholm, Sweden, hosting notorious The Pirate Bay magnet and torrent site used for sharing files legally and illegally.And, it’s true: thepirate

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Tech summit addresses industry’s lack of diversity

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) " Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.Now…

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Gadgetwise: A Review of Digital Technology for Children

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Gadgets available for younger users include a multifunction watch, video game and toy combinations, tablets and a toy that delivers voice messages.

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FIDO specs to pave way for post-password era

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Dedicated to easier yet stronger authentication, the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced Tuesday that it has published specifications, for broad industry adoption of strong authentication next year. The standards-delivering consortium formed in July 2012. The mission has been to address a lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and to remedy user problems in creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The new entrants are final 1.0 drafts of two specifications, Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F). Alliance members include device manufacturers, online service providers and enterprise, They can now implement and commercialize the 1.0 specs. The Alliance notice said that "both specifications are unencumbered by FIDO member patents. Members are free to implement and market solutions around FIDO-enabled strong authentication, and non-members are free to deploy those solutions." Current implementations available in the market include those from Nok Nok Labs, Synaptics, Alibaba, PayPal, Samsung, Google, Yubico and Plug Up.

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Rosetta Mission Data Rules Out Comets as a Source for Earth’s Water

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Results from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission suggest that comets most likely did not supply early Earth with its water.

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McDonald’s to trim menu, examine ingredients

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

NEW YORK (AP) " McDonald’s is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change perceptions that it serves junk food.CEO Don Thompson sought to reassure investors…

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Great Lakes water level slump over, future unclear

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Scientists say the longest period on record of abnormally low Great Lakes water levels has ended, but it’s uncertain whether the recovery is temporary or the beginning of a new long-term trend.

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Bits Blog: Arista’s Chief Executive Counters Cisco Lawsuit

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Arista Networks’ chief executive said an employee copied “less than 1 percent” of Cisco’s users manual, but disputed a lawsuit’s more substantial charges.

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Google’s new bot-trap trains machines to see the world

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

From now on you’ll be matching images to prove you’re not a bot – and training Google’s computers to recognise real-world objects at the same time

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Apple – IBM partnership bears first fruits

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Apple and IBM, once the most unlikely of allies, on Wednesday announced the first fruits of a partnership aimed at developing new mobile software – and selling more mobile devices – to business customers.One new app, developed jointly…

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Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Dec. 2 to Sunday Dec. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED…

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An idea comes of age: Zero emissions

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming.

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Rosetta Mission Data Rules Out Comets as a Source for Earth’s Water

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Results from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission suggest that comets most likely did not supply early Earth with its water.

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OCR rates lever set to steady + Webcast

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Join us here at 9am for a live video stream from the

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New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and eliminated.

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Telco develops crime-fighting armoury

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Access to the latest technology and mobile solutions to help solve and prevent crimes is more important than ever, says New Zealand Police chief information officer Stephen Crombie.To help with this, Vodafone in collaboration with…

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Comets ‘not source of Earth’s water’

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Data from the Rosetta probe suggests that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.

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New Research Quantifies the Oceans’ Plastic Problem

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

New computer modeling suggests that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing nearly 269,000 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans.

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#RosettaWatch: Comet water is not like Earth’s

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The idea that comets brought water to the young Earth has taken a blow after the discovery that comet 67P’s water is very different to that of our planet

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Bits Blog: Uber Is Sued by 2 California Counties, Citing Misleading Safety Practices

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The lawsuit comes as the ride-hailing service faces scrutiny in other cities in the United States and in India and Europe.

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Russia writes off $890 million debt to Uzbekistan

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

MOSCOW (AP) " Russia has written off $890 million in debts owed by Uzbekistan as part of a deal to deepen economic ties between the former Soviet nations.The deal was part of a broad agreement signed Wednesday during a visit by…

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Scientists estimate the total weight of plastic floating in the world’s oceans

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in the world’s oceans, according to a study published December 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Marcus Eriksen from Five Gyres Institute and colleagues.

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Greenpeace apologises for Nazca stunt

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Activists apologise for any "moral offence" it has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

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Dot Earth Blog: New Studies Close in on Methane Leaks and Bolster Calls for Strong E.P.A. Rules

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

A new study finds specific, addressable sources of much of the methane leakage associated with gas drilling.

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Bits Blog: Are All Payments Becoming Invisible? A Conversation With Square’s Jack Dorsey

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

An interview with Jack Dorsey, Square’s chief executive, about the start-up’s tumultuous year and what he says is its bright future.

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The wrong tools for the job?

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

A health scare linking a common surgical device with the spread of cancer has sparked furious debate over safety standards, says Alison Motluk

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Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday to new five-year lows after OPEC projected the world will need less of its oil next year.A U.S. government report showing an increase in oil supplies also pressured prices.Benchmark…

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Molecular tag team revealed to control cell division

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

In a ground-breaking paper published in Nature, they show that the three protein complexes act in relay to regulate cell division: reactivation of one leads to the second becoming active.

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Bits Blog: Uber Is Sued by 2 California Counties, Citing Misleading Safety Practices

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

The lawsuit comes as the ride-hailing service faces scrutiny in other cities in the United States and in India and Europe.

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VIDEO: Seals thriving year after tidal surge

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.

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Young, hotheaded stars could host habitable worlds

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

"Infant Earths" could expand the search for alien life – but there’s a warning note for supposedly habitable planets orbiting mature stars

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Richard Scardino

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Trader Richard Scardino, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening modestly lower as indexes in Europe and China recover from a slump the previous day. (AP Photo/Richard…

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Spark internet outage hits 15,000 customers

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Some Aucklanders were without broadband for up to 12 hours after a fault with Chorus cut the internet connection.Chorus said 15,000 customers were affected by the outage, which centred from a fault in the Mayoral Drive exchange…

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US issues commercial drone permits to four companies

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections.

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Bits Blog: Kabam Puts Off Public Offering With Share Sale

Written By: admin - Dec• 11•14

Kabam, a mobile games maker, is letting employees and funders sell more than $40 million in shares to institutional investors to help the company put off an initial public offering for as long as it can.

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