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Citizen mows shutdown-neglected Capitol lawns for free

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Washington Post: A chainsaw sculptor from Mount Pleasant, S.C., Chris Cox bought a used lawn mower and a leaf blower and set to work trimming lawns around Washington D.C.'s monuments starting with the Lincoln Memorial.

 

Danes, Israelis, race to develop insulin pill

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Reuters: An insulin pill, long desired by diabetes doctors and patients, could be available by the end of this decade.

 

Samsung launches curved screen phone

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

BBC: Samsung Electronics, the world's best-selling smartphone maker, has launched a handset with a curved display screen.

 

Obama's choice Yellen would be first woman as Fed chief

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen will be President Obama's nominee as the new chair of the U.S. central bank.

 

IMF cuts global growth projection again

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

FOX BUSINESS: Despite expansion in industrialized countries, growth in developing nations remains sluggish so he International Monetary Fund reduced its global output forecast on Tuesday.

 

Yahoo email becomes more like gmail

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

AP: Yahoo’s free email service is becoming a bit more like Google’s Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.

 

Higgs Boson scientists win Nobel prize

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

BBC: Two scientists have won the Nobel prize in physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson.

 

New $100 bill released Tuesday

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Monday, October 07, 2013

CNN: The Federal Reserve will begin circulating a new $100 bill Tuesday, with a number of security measures.

 

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.

 
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