Archive: 02/16/2011

Controversial Swedish wolf hunt ends, one escapes

Sweden's controversial wolf hunt, which has sparked widespread criticism from environmentalists and legal action from the European Commission, ended with hunters failing to cull one of the 20 animals in the ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Finding a way to extend tomato shelf-life

Tomatoes spend so much time on shelves and in refrigerators that an estimated 20 percent are lost to spoilage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Other
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China announces shakeup of rare earths industry

(AP) -- China plans to tighten control over rare earths producers and restrict output in a five-year development strategy, the Cabinet said Wednesday, amid concern abroad about plans to reduce exports of the exotic minerals ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Business
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Google's travel deal faces regulatory turbulence

(AP) -- Google wants to become the hub of online travel, promising better bargains and more convenience by melding the Internet search leader's wizardry with the Web's top airline-fare tracker, ITA Software.

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Business
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Reflected glory

(PhysOrg.com) -- The nebula Messier 78 takes centre stage in this image taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, while the stars powering the ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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