Archive: 07/16/2009

Is a society with smokers profitable?

France's latest rise in the indirect taxation on tobacco and alcohol took place in June. The most popular brand of cigarettes went up in price from 3.10 euros to 3.30 euros per packet. Are these taxes a form ...

dateJul 16, 2009 in Health
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Nokia posts 66 pct fall in Q2 profits, shares drop

(AP) -- The world's top cell phone maker, Nokia Corp., on Thursday said second-quarter earnings fell 66 percent as the global recession sapped demand. The company scrapped its target to gain market share this year and its ...

dateJul 16, 2009 in Business
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Active video games a good alternative for kids

Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found that playing active video games can be as effective for children as moderate exercise. The findings appear this week in the journal ...

dateJul 16, 2009 in Health
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Solar cycle linked to global climate

Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, research led by scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., ...

dateJul 16, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Less trouble at mill, thanks to earthworms

Waste from the textiles industry could with the assistance of earthworms and some animal manure become a rich compost for agriculture, according to a report in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution.

dateJul 16, 2009 in Environment
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