Archive: 04/12/2009

FCC asks Verizon Wireless to explain fees

(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked Verizon Wireless why it recently doubled the fees it charges customers when they break their contracts on "smart" phones.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Telecom
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Decision soon on closing lock to stop Asian carp

(AP) -- A decision could come within days on whether to temporarily close a vital Chicago area shipping waterway in an increasingly desperate bid to stop the invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, an Obama administration ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Environment
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GE to buy $345 mln of ads from NBC Universal

(AP) -- General Electric Co. has promised to buy at least $345 million in advertising from NBC Universal over five years after selling a controlling stake in the entertainment company to Comcast Corp., according to a regulatory ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Business
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Stem cells battle for space

The body is a battle zone. Cells constantly compete with one another for space and dominance. Though the manner in which some cells win this competition is well known to be the survival of the fittest, how stem cells duke ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Medical research
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Potential new 'twist' in breast cancer detection

Working with mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins publishing in the December issue of Neoplasia have shown that a protein made by a gene called "Twist" may be the proverbial red flag that can accurately distinguish stem cells ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Cancer
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Are angry women more like men?

"Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?" wrote author Lynn Hecht Schafran. The answer, according to an article in the Journal of Vision, may lie in our interpretation of facial expressions.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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