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Work on cell traffic wins Nobel prize

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Reuters: Three U.S.-based scientists won the Nobel medicine prize on Monday for plotting how vital materials such as hormones and brain chemicals are transported within cells.

 

China warns U.S. on debt crisis

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Monday, October 07, 2013

BBC: China tells US to resolve debt crisis on behalf of global economy.

 

Online journals publishing fake science

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Friday, October 04, 2013

NPR: Many online journals will publish bad research for a fee, a sting by Science discovered.

 

U.S. considers home refueling for natural gas cars

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Reuters: Home refueling units, which tap into a house natural gas main and compress the fuel so it can fill a vehicle tank overnight, have been available for years.

 

Genepeeks firm to offer 'digital baby' screen

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Friday, October 04, 2013

BBC: A service that digitally weaves together the DNA of prospective parents to check for potential disease in thousands of "virtual babies" is set to launch in the US by December.

 

OkCupid now lets you filter out plus-size people

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

New York Post: OKCupid.com is now allowing users to filter their prospects by "body type."

 

For Lego, rising affluence mean more play

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Reuters: The Danish company become the world's second-biggest toy maker as it clicks with fast-growing Asia and builds on its popular plastic bricks with video games and theme parks.

 

France approves 'anti-Amazon' bill

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

BBC: France has approved a bill to support independent bookstores against competition from online retailers.

 

Retailers pull Osama bin Laden costume

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Huffington Post: An Osama bin Laden costume was pulled from Walmart stores and other retailers after complaints from the Sikh community.

 

Website maps 1.2 billion Facebook faces

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CNN: A new project, "The Faces of Facebook," collects more than 1.27 billion Facebook profile photos on one site.

 

Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

BBC: Best-selling US author Tom Clancy, known to millions for his Jack Ryan series of novels, has died aged 66.

 

Vaccine refusals fuel whooping cough epidemic

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

NPR: A 2010 whooping cough outbreak in California was found to be due to parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

 

Barilla president apologizes for anti-gay remarks

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

CNN: The head of Barilla pasta issued a new apology and said he will meet with gay groups.

 
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