Archive: 12/10/2010

Protests, cyber-skirmishes rage over WikiLeaks

(AP) -- Skirmishes raged across cyberspace between WikiLeaks supporters and the companies they accuse of trying to stifle the group, with websites on both sides of the battle line taken out of service or ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Internet
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Abortion rights foes look to spread fetal pain law

(AP) -- Abortion rights foes emboldened by a new Nebraska law that restricts late-term procedures based on the disputed notion that fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks are pushing for similar legislation in other states, ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Other
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US cable: Pfizer sought dirt on Nigerian official

(AP) -- Drug maker Pfizer Inc. hired investigators to uncover "corruption links" to Nigeria's embattled former attorney general in an attempt to stop federal cases over a 1996 drug study, according to a U.S. embassy cable ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Other
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A new surgical tool -- the IKEA pencil

IKEA pencils are better at marking out cuts in the bone for facial and head surgery than traditional felt tipped pens, say two surgeons in the Christmas issue published in the British Medical Journal today.

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New way found of monitoring volcanic ash cloud

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in April this year resulted in a giant ash cloud, which – at one point covering most of Europe – brought international aviation to a temporary standstill, ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Environment
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