Archive: 10/13/2011

The Murcian flower has been 'revived' after 100 years

The species of legume known as 'Tallante's chickpea', which has not been seen for nearly a century, has finally been studied in detail. The species is thought to be in critical danger of extinction given that ...

Oct 13, 2011
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Moody's downgrades LG's outlook to negative

Credit ratings agency Moody's on Thursday downgraded its outlook on South Korea's LG Electronics to negative, saying its position in the mobile phone business has weakened considerably.

Oct 13, 2011
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China vendors 'riot' online over Taobao fee hike

Tens of thousands of frustrated small Chinese vendors are "online rioting" in protest at a decision by the nation's top web retailer Taobao to raise service fees, state media said on Thursday.

Oct 13, 2011
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Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless

(AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much ...

Oct 13, 2011
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Student unlocks secrets of mercury

More than one billion people around the world depend upon fish for protein in their diet. But the threat of mercury poisoning, especially in children, has raised concerns about the safety of eating fish.

Oct 13, 2011
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Microdots spot on for wasp study

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by scientists at The Australian National University will see wasps being tracked in the same way as stolen cars – using specialist microdot technology.

Oct 13, 2011
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