Archive: 12/16/2010

Judge grants bail to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

(AP) -- Julian Assange will be freed on bail from a British jail, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday, rejecting an appeal by prosecutors to keep the WikiLeaks founder in prison as he fights an extradition request ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Business
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Economists round out tech giants' workforces

In addition to software engineers, computer scientists and web designers, Silicon Valley giants ranging from Yahoo to Google to eBay are scrambling to hire economists, a little-known and increasingly valuable weapon as these ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Business
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New chemical may lead to jet lag drug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jet lag, as every long-distance airline passenger knows, disrupts the body's normal circadian rhythms, or body clocks, and causes some very unpleasant effects such as disturbed sleep and fatigue. ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Biochemistry report
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Fatal floods in Africa

When natural disasters claim human lives, it's important to determine whether the problem is geophysical or cultural. A new study shows that the large upswing in flood deaths in Africa over past decades is ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Soil responsible for heat waves

Climate change will not just influence the average climate but also extremes such as heat waves, models from climate researchers indicate. Using broad measurements taken in southeastern Europe,a study demonstrates ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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