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2011-11-24 08:00:00

The Snow Leopard Trust, a Seattle based wildlife conservation organization has reached the finals of the BBC World Challenge.

Contraceptive Pill Possibly Linked To Prostate Cancer
2011-11-15 09:18:16

Research suggests that use of the contraceptive pill is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer type among males in the developed world.

Minecraft Honored At UK Video Game Festival
2011-10-31 04:41:43

The popular sandbox construction game Minecraft was named the winner of a "new arts award" at the GameCity video game culture festival in Nottingham, England.

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2011-10-29 07:07:34

Apple and Microsoft have both filed patents for touchless, gesture-based control systems, setting the stage for a potential battle over ownership of the emerging technology.

Gene Therapy May Improve Some Forms Of Blindness
2011-10-28 09:45:12

A UK man is being treated for the progressive genetic disorder, choroideraemia, in an attempt to reverse his blindness.

Intellectual Property Lawsuits Against Amazon On Rise
2011-10-28 08:55:13

In a declaration filed with US financial regulators, Online retail giant Amazon has revealed that 11 companies have filed patent lawsuits against it since the start of 2011.

Successful Launch For NASA's NPP Satellite
2011-10-28 06:00:15

NASA’s NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning at about 2:48 a.m. local time (5:48 EDT) aboard a Delta II rocket.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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