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Herbal supplements little more than powdered rice and weeds

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Monday, November 04, 2013

New York Times: DNA tests show that many unproven herbal supplements are not what they claimed to be, often diluted or replaced entirely by cheap fillers like soy or wheat.

 

Nazi-looted modern art found in Munich

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Reuters: Works by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, has been discovered in a Munich apartment among stacks of rotting groceries, German magazine Focus reported.

 

Rock-paper-scissors robot wins every time

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Monday, November 04, 2013

BBC: A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can win the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time.

 

China manufacturing surges

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Friday, November 01, 2013

BBC: China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in 18 months in October.

 

Food stamp cuts affect millions

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Friday, November 01, 2013

CNN: Food stamp benefits will be trimmed by $5 billion starting Friday.

 

Walmart releasing Black Friday deals a month early

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Friday, November 01, 2013

AP: Walmart is releasing seven big deals about a month before Black Friday.

 

Dogs' mood revealed by how they wag their tail

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Friday, November 01, 2013

BBC: A scientific study is helping better interpret dogs' moods based on tail movements.

 

Calif. driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Los Angeles Times: A California woman was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel when pulled over for allegedly speeding.

 

WalMart to announce three U.S. manufacturing projects

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reuters: The move is part of the company's previously announced pledge to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade.

 

FAA expands airline mode

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

CNN:  FAA will allow most electronic device use throughout flights.

 

Sibelius 'sorry' over health care woes

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BBC: President Barack Obama's embattled health secretary has apologized to the American people over the botched rollout of his healthcare law's insurance marketplace.

 

U.S. spies listened to pope

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reuters: An Italian magazine said on Wednesday that a United States spy agency had eavesdropped on Vatican phone calls.

 

Google cars drive themselves better than people do

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MIT Technology Review: The head of Google’s autonomous-car project says that data from its  cars, all Prius and Lexus models, demonstrate more defensive and smoother driving practices when self-driven than when they are driven by humans.

 
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