From the Wires

Tesla reveals battery-swap system

Businessweek: Tesla Motors responded to EV critics by revealing an automated battery-swap system to make the cars better for long journeys.

Abercrombie pulls Taylor Swift T-shirts

Yahoo: Abercrombie has stopped selling the shirts mocking singer's love life.

FAA to relax rules for electronic devices

Yahoo: Airlines are set to allow wider use of gadgets in flight.

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.