From the Wires

Naked mole rats live cancer-free with special sugar

WIRED: Researchers say a complex sugar that prevents cells from clumping into tumors helps the burrowing mammal avoid cancer.

Virtual end to cervical cancer within reach

CBsnews: Increased use of HPV vaccines mean cervical cancer may be wiped out.

Hong Kong firm considers 'Nicaragua Canal'

Reuters: For centuries since the colonization of the New World, entrepreneurs have dreamed of building a canal spanning Nicaragua to make it easier to tap Asia's riches.

Taliban offer to free U.S. soldier

AP: The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held since 2009 in exchange for five senior operatives being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Dunkin' Donuts to introduce gluten-free pastries

Chicago Tribune: Dunkin' Donuts is launching gluten-free options nationwide, beating rivals Starbucks and McDonald's to the punch.

Air pollution raises risk of autism

CNN: A U.S. study of in utero exposure to air pollutants, the first of its kind, shows increased risk of children later developing autism.

Dolce and Gabbana sentenced for tax evasion

Reuters: Fashion design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were on Wednesday handed a suspended prison sentence of one year.

Scientists build cheetah-cub robot and other nature-inspired machines

NationalGeographic: An experimental cheetah-cub robot, currently covering new ground for scientists learning how to make four-legged robots move more efficiently.

Starbucks to post nutrition info

AP: Starbucks will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week.

Obama may not renominate Bernanke

Los Angeles Times: President Obama suggested he may not renominate Ben Bernanke for a third term as Federal Reserve Chairman.

Is Netflix the new HBO?

USA Today: A new deal has DreamWorks Animation committed to creating 300 hours of new programming for first run on Netflix.

Processed foods looking more natural

AP: Food companies are responding to increasing disdain at overly-processed looking foods by making food look more imperfect.

Builders point to 'home within a home' housing trend

CBSnews: As boomers age, more families are moving in together.