Archive: 12/09/2012

What it is to be a queen bee?

Queen sweat bees 'choose' the role of their daughters, according to a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology. The amount of food provided for the developing larvae ...

Dec 09, 2012
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Antigua to seek sanctions against US

(AP)—The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua & Barbuda intends to pursue retaliatory sanctions against U.S. commercial services and intellectual property as part of its David vs. Goliath trade battle with the United States, ...

Dec 09, 2012
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Economist magazine faces contempt in Bangladesh

(AP)—A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal has accused the British magazine The Economist of hacking the computer of its presiding judge to record conversations and read emails he exchanged with a lawyer.

Dec 09, 2012
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Iran's version of YouTube hits the Web

(AP)—Iran says it has launched a video-sharing website in the latest move to create government-sanctioned alternatives to Internet powerhouses such as YouTube.

Dec 09, 2012
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News 'paywalls' grow, but analysts split on merit

The free lunch for digital access to most US newspapers is disappearing but paywalls seem at best a partial answer to the industry's woes and analysts are split on the decision to block out readers.

Dec 09, 2012
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Calgary rolls out Bluetooth travel time system

(Phys.org)—The City of Calgary, Alberta, now uses Bluetooth-based tracking to give people real-time information about travel time during their commute. The system collects information from Bluetooth devices ...

Dec 09, 2012 report
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Hawk-Eye firm hopes for 'phantom goal'

Hawk-Eye chiefs are hoping for a Frank Lampard-like "ghost goal" at the Club World Cup, its managing director said Saturday, as the goal-line technology prepares to make its competitive debut.

Dec 09, 2012
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