SAfrica to limit trans fats as heart disease rises
(AP) -- South Africa's health department says it will draft regulations aimed at reducing the trans fats South Africans consume.
UK botanists bank 10% of world's plant species
Botanists at Britain's Kew Gardens have collected seeds from 10 percent of the world's wild plants, their first goal in a long-term project to protect all endangered species, they said Thursday.
Auschwitz memorial launches Facebook page
(AP) -- The memorial museum at Auschwitz has launched a Facebook page, hoping that the popular social networking site will help it reach young people around the globe and engage them in discussions about the former Nazi ...
Nokia posts loss of $832 million in third quarter
(AP) -- World-leading mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of euro559 million ($832 million) in the third quarter, taking hits from a 20 percent drop in sales and a one-time charge for the fallen value ...
For music buffs, Zune HD strikes right tune
In the two years I've been reviewing gadgets, I've never tested Microsoft's digital music and video player, called the Zune. The device only accounts for a tiny fraction of the market, and it had always struck ...
How Microsoft plans to hook users on Windows 7
While the Europeans haggle over the Windows 7 browser scheme, everyone else may want to look at other creative ways Microsoft's new operating system will advance its business.
Bias affects cell phone cancer risk findings
Interoperability overdue for instant messaging
You would think it was crazy if your cell phone could call only people with phones on the same network. But we put up with that absurd situation when it comes to instant messaging -- and have for years. Worse, there's little ...
Video-game business still grappling with digital distribution
Being able to buy and play high-end video games without leaving home may still be a way off, but the industry isn't waiting for its fate to be decided by outsiders.
HP's new touch Tablet: Windows 7 ultimate remote?
Hewlett-Packard recently announced a new wireless, touchscreen tablet that's a cross between a wireless photo frame and a super duper remote control.
Improved diet and exercise alone unlikely to cure obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients
A study in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that while a strict diet and exercise program may benefit obese patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is unlikely to eli ...
Colossal quake may hit Sumatra in 30 years: geologist
A colossal earthquake may hit Indonesia's Sumatra island within 30 years, triggering a tsunami and making last month's deadly temblor look tiny by comparison, a geologist has warned.
Oracle's Larry Ellison to IBM: 'make our day'
(AP) -- Larry Ellison ratcheted up his rhetoric against IBM Corp. on Wednesday, challenging Oracle Corp.'s longtime partner and rival to "make our day" in a battle over business software performance.
Gene blamed for immunological disorders shown to protect against breast cancer development
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are voicing alarm that drugs to treat a wide variety of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases now in human clinical trials may errantly spur development of breast ...