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  • IPhone bills boost Verizon 1Q revenue growth
    1-iphone4 2012-04-20 05:59:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday sales of the iPhone 4S started to boost revenue at Verizon Communications Inc. in the latest quarter, as subscribers settled in to paying their new monthly bills. That meant that wireless service revenues grew at their fastest pace in three years at Verizon Wireless. Th...

  • Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested
    Screen_shot_2012-04-19_at_10.34.54_pm 2012-04-20 05:32:27 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple generates more gossip than the Kardashians. There's a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What's unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model, an idea company founder Steve Jobs derided public...

  • Microsoft's Windows propels pleasant 3Q surprise
    Untitled 2012-04-20 05:26:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft produced a surprisingly strong quarter to start the year, pleasing investors looking forward to even bigger things from the software maker's much-anticipated overhaul of Windows operating system next fall. The performance announced Thursday defied the conventiona...

  • Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
    Breast_cancer_symptoms 2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients in future. In research published in the journal...

  • Top U.S. colleges to offer free classes online
    2012-04-18t145925z_1_cbre83h15n400_rtroptp_2_usreport-us-usa-college-online 2012-04-18 16:54:35 UTC
    (Reuters) - Five prestigious U.S. universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new, interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders announced Wednesday. The two founders, both professors of computer science at Stanford University, also announced th...

  • Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
    Oklahoma-man-made-earthquake-swarm 2012-04-18 02:08:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report. The average number of earthquakes of...

  • Lockheed braces for cuts in space programs
    101027_lockheed_martin_ap_328 2012-04-18 01:51:27 UTC
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is unlikely to kill major military satellite programs even if it is forced to double $487 billion in spending cuts already planned for the next decade, but cuts and delays are a sure bet, a senior Lockheed Martin Corp <LMT.N> exec...

  • NASA clears SpaceX for cargo run to space station
    Nasa 2012-04-17 01:09:14 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday cleared a cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies for a test flight to the International Space Station that is scheduled to launch on April 30, NASA officials said. The Dragon mission would be the first time a privately owned and op...

  • Greenpeace: e-car is just 'mobility for the rich'
    0__15880764_401_00 2012-04-15 04:48:57 UTC
    The electric car is supposed to be a useful way of tackling climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. But even environmental activists are now criticizing the e-cars currently available. Environmental organization Greenpeace has lambasted the development of the electric car. Greenpeace Germa...

  • Underground resistance
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:54:32 UTC
    Even though bacteria in Lechuguilla Cave have been cut off from the surface for millions of years and were never exposed to antibiotics for medicine or agriculture, most of the 93 strains analyzed in a new study are resistant to several antibiotics. Bacteria found in the cave have ways of fightin...

  • Molting cleanses water fleas
    Untitled 2012-04-15 03:46:57 UTC
    Getting naked may help to protect a species of tiny water flea. When Daphnia magna molts, its discarded body armor can carry away harmful bacteria, a new study finds. The work is the first time molting has been shown to safeguard against parasites, says evolutionary biologist David Duneau of C...

  • After Harvard, future is uncertain for Bo's son
    Screen_shot_2012-04-13_at_6.03.14_pm 2012-04-14 01:00:43 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass./BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Bo Guagua, a 24-year-old descendant of Chinese Communist royalty, seemed destined to one day become a rich and powerful businessman in an economy that in his lifetime would become the world's largest. His pedigree, elite schooling, easy confidence an...

  • U.S. proposes brake override for all passenger autos
    Screen_shot_2012-04-12_at_1.15.53_pm 2012-04-12 20:13:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday announced a proposal that would require brake override systems on all new passenger cars and trucks, likely by the 2015 model year. The U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulation arm in a 98-page proposal said costs to auto manufactu...

  • Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. The price was stunning for an apps-maker without...

  • Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_3.45.29_pm 2012-04-08 22:44:32 UTC
    SCIENCE NEWS- A small molecule dubbed kartogenin encourages stem cells to take on the characteristics of cells that make cartilage, a new study shows. And treatment with kartogenin allowed many mice with arthritis-like cartilage damage in a knee to regain the ability to use the joint without pain...

  • The H-1B Visa Program
    The_h-1b_visa_program 2017-04-19 04:09:18 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and Its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy</h3> Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their petitions on the first business day in April for the pool of H-1B visa numbers for which U.S. ...

  • Extreme eaters show abnormal brain activity
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_3.19.40_pm 2012-04-08 22:15:25 UTC
    CHICAGO — Certain brain areas are sluggish in people who eat too little and hyperactive in people who eat too much, a new study finds. The results, presented April 3 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, are based on brain activity in people who ranged from dangerously t...

  • Planets’ gravity tidies stellar ring
    Exoplanet_rings 2012-04-08 22:00:58 UTC
    Two small planets might be sculpting an enormous dust ring around the star Fomalhaut, a mere 25 light-years away from Earth. But it’s not too likely that either planet is the notorious Fomalhaut b, which once held the title of the first directly imaged exo-world (SN: 12/6/08, p. 5). New obs...

  • Fruit fly biorhythms differ indoors and out
    Screen_shot_2012-04-08_at_2.54.55_pm 2012-04-08 21:57:27 UTC
    The first big study of daily rhythms in fruit flies outdoors doesn’t match some of the basic results from decades of lab tests. Fruit flies flittering in lab containers have revealed much about how light can set the master molecular clock that ticks out a daily beat in living organisms. Yet wa...

  • The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
    The_%22barbaric%22_turkish_strikes_against_us-backed_ypg_fighters 2017-04-25 16:02:06 UTC
    Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa. The Turkish raids showed the challenges facing U.S.-led attempts to de...

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?
    How_much_vitamin_d_should_i_take_ 2020-12-28 19:18:56 UTC
    How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer. “It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized researcher who leads the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. “The ex...

  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3> Flynn, w...

  • Get the latest Fifa world men's ranking - September 2021
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2021-10-10 03:05:36 UTC
    <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Get the latest Fifa world men&#39;s ranking here and find out where your favorite team is ranked.</span></p><h2><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/18679"><u>1 - 50</u>&nbsp;</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://www.global-gathering...

  • How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
    BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall. In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and linguists are downloading massive amounts of data f...

  • "Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
    Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said. A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after the ar...