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Facebook and Google to design cancer research game

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Friday, March 01, 2013

Reuters.com: Scientists are teaming up with technology gurus from Amazon, Facebook and Google to design and develop a mobile game aimed at speeding the search for new cancer drugs.

 

New startup offers surveillance app

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

CNET: San Francisco-based startup Koozoo wants cameras to record your every move in public to anticipate your needs.

 

Linked rat brains create biological computer

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reuters.com: The thoughts of a rat romping around a lab in Brazil were captured by electronic sensors and sent via Internet to the brain of a rat in the United States.

 

Benedict XVI says goodbye

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

CBSnews.com: Pope Benedict XVI has left Vatican City for the last time. He will return -- not as Pope Benedict XVI, but as Pope Emeritus -- a retired man.

 

Breathable nail polish a hit with Muslims

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AP: For many observant Muslim women, manicures have been a problem as it prevents water from making contact with nails in pre-prayer hand and arm washing five times a day.

 

Corporations urge court to support gay marriage

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reuters: More than 200 businesses will urge the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to strike down a federal law that restricts the definition of marriage to heterosexual union.

 

Jumbo mortgages return

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reuters:  A luxury real estate revival is being fueled, in part, by another resurgence: so-called jumbo mortgages - those loans, typically over $417,000, that are too big to qualify for purchase by federal agencies.

 

J.P. Morgan Chase to cut 17,000 jobs

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Hoping to trim more than $1 billion in expenses annually the banking giant plans to cut costs and 17,000 positions by next year.

 

European horse meat causes unease in American consumers

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New York Times: Horse meat has been found in more than a dozen European countries, worrying American consumers.

 

New home sales surge

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Foxbusiness.com: New U.S. single-family home sales surged to their highest level in 4-1/2 years in January.

 

Yahoo bans working from home

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Washingtonpost.com: The last organization you might expect to stop its workers from telecommuting is a Silicon Valley tech company.

 

Lost continent discovered in Indian Ocean

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Slate: Evidence of a vanished "microcontinent" northeast of Madagascar has been published in a scientific paper by an international research team.

 

Grants Pass residents film UFO

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Monday, February 25, 2013

International Business Times: Two Grants Pass residents recorded an unidentified flying object over Oregon the same day as the Russian meteor blast.

 
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