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  • Apple apologizes in China after service criticism
    Fb9612751b52da0b2d0f6a706700e65a 2013-04-02 04:50:49 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism. A statement Apple posted in Chinese on its website Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and pe...

  • A Medical Renaissance?
    Diaalnews__cancer 2013-03-31 07:27:45 UTC
    Cancer Genomics - With the completion of sequencing of the human genome in 2001, many researchers immediately set their sights on using this information to better understand the genetics and, more recently, epigenetic effects identified during the initiation, development, and progression of cance...

  • Virtual reality, goggles and all, attempts return
    1979812_h_425_pd_1_w_620 2013-03-29 16:34:59 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference, an annual gathering of video game makers in San F...

  • Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk
    Breast-cancer-012 2013-03-28 17:09:38 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, scientists reported Wednesday. It's the l...

  • Cyberattack on anti-spam group has ripple effects
    Spamhaus_logo 2013-03-27 16:43:13 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — An Internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expert said had already had ripple effects across the ...

  • Google picks 8,000 winners of 'Glass' contest
    45fd72a3471f450a2d0f6a70670019c0 2013-03-27 05:02:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world. The pool selected by Google won a contest conducted last mo...

  • SpaceX Dragon cargo ship splashes into Pacific
    70b30bd344dd3b0a2d0f6a7067003d76 2013-03-26 17:02:53 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth. The privately owned cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific on Tuesday, five hours after leaving the International Space Station. The California-based SpaceX confirmed the Dragon's return to Earth via Twi...

  • SEC approves Nasdaq's Facebook IPO payment plan
    Bilde 2013-03-25 16:50:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that it has approved a plan by the Nasdaq stock exchange to pay $62 million in reimbursements to investment firms that lost money because of technical problems during Facebook's initial public offering last year. The Nasd...

  • Universe a bit older than thought
    Diaalnews 2013-03-22 07:33:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Closer scrutiny of radiation left over from the creation of the universe shows the Big Bang took place about 13.8 billion years ago, 100 million years earlier than previous estimates, scientists have reported. The findings were among the first results from analysis of data collecte...

  • Distant planets’ atmospheres revealed
    Diaalnews 2013-03-20 07:20:45 UTC
    Alien worlds have become a little less alien. Astronomers have gotten the most detailed look yet at the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system. The study is among the first to directly analyze the chemical makeup of an exoplanet. In the past, astronomers inferred the existence of exop...

  • Monarch butterflies drop ominously in Mexico
    6dcdfa1fd02012082c0f6a7067000fd2 2013-03-18 18:08:12 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday. It was the third straight year of declin...

  • Antarctica concerns grow as tourism numbers rise
    Effcf5270e9645092c0f6a7067007e44 2013-03-16 06:30:45 UTC
    Antarctica-Tourism/2266 Eds: With AP Photos. ROSS ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labeled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the...

  • A closer look at the Higgs boson
    Diaalnews 2013-03-14 15:44:55 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced they are confident that the new subatomic particle discovered last summer is a version of the long-sought Higgs boson. The particle bears key attributes of the so-called "God particle" that was the...

  • Mars rover shows planet could have supported life
    678777main_pia16087-946 2013-03-12 22:05:33 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drilling into a rock near its landing site, the Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet long ago harbored some of the ingredients needed for primitive life to thrive. Topping the list is evidence of water and basic elements that teeny organisms...

  • Nitrogen pollution drives harmful algae growth
    Diaalnews 2013-03-20 18:43:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO - Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae. Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health, warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology. Researcher...

  • Digital memories fade in death; protect yourself
    Url-7 2013-03-01 22:14:15 UTC
    Estate planning attorney James Lamm who writes the blog "Digital Passing" advises people to plan ahead for their virtual afterlives. Your best bet is to make sure valuable memories and intellectual property are stored somewhere besides a social media account — so back up your photos on a USB flas...

  • Capt. Kirk's Vulcan entry wins Pluto moons contest
    Pluto_probe_survives_encounter__phones_home 2013-02-25 23:03:27 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — "Star Trek" fans, rejoice. An online vote to name Pluto's two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And No. 1 is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" TV series. Vulcan snared nearly 200,000 votes...

  • Bird, human tweets come from similar parts of the brain
    Diaalnews 2013-02-17 05:54:53 UTC
    BOSTON — “Birdbrain” may not be much of an insult: Humans and songbirds share genetic changes affecting parts of the brain related to singing and speaking, new research shows. The finding may help scientists better understand how human language evolved, as well as unravel the causes of speech imp...

  • Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side
    Diaalnews 2013-02-16 06:27:20 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook...

  • Meteor explodes over Russia; about 1,100 injured
    Diaalnews 2013-02-15 19:32:34 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people. The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declar...

  • 150-foot asteroid will buzz Earth, no need to duck
    Diaalnews 2013-02-08 06:57:11 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size. But don't worry. Scientists promise the megarock will b...

  • Scientists to reveal result of Richard III hunt
    Diaalnews 2013-02-03 21:04:23 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Has Britain's lost king been found? On Monday, scientists will announce the results of tests conducted to determine whether a battle-scarred skeleton found under a municipal parking lot in central England belongs to 15th-century King Richard III, the last English monarch ...

  • NASA marks 10 years since loss of Columbia, crew
    Diaalnews 2013-02-02 03:27:23 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Schoolchildren joined NASA managers and relatives of the lost crew of space shuttle Columbia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy and remember the seven astronauts who died. More than 300 people gathered at Kennedy Space Center for the outdoor...

  • Google to set up $82M fund for French publishers
    10876885-large 2013-02-01 21:51:02 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Google will help French news organizations increase their online advertising revenue and also set up a €60 million ($82 million) fund to finance digital publishing innovation, settling a dispute over whether the Internet giant should pay to display news content in its search ...

  • Yahoo's 4Q report shows more signs of progress
    3f2d8ef76600ee03270f6a70670084b4 2013-01-29 07:13:44 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo got a little healthier during the last three months of 2012 as the long-suffering Internet company took advantage of higher ad prices and more money coming in from overseas investments to deliver numbers that exceeded analyst forecasts. The results announced ...