Archive: 12/16/2011

Fear no supernova

Given the incredible amounts of energy in a supernova explosion – as much as the sun creates during its entire lifetime – another erroneous doomsday theory is that such an explosion could happen ...

Dec 16, 2011
4.8 / 5 (18) 23 | with audio podcast

Overstock.com unloads goods at Utah auction

(AP) -- Overstock.com, the online retailer known for selling distressed merchandise, was feeling a little distressed itself. With household merchandise stacking up in a warehouse, it opened the doors Thursday ...

Dec 16, 2011
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GDP up, happiness down

The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two years.

Dec 16, 2011
4.1 / 5 (11) 34 | with audio podcast

Novel device removes heavy metals from water

An unfortunate consequence of many industrial and manufacturing practices, from textile factories to metalworking operations, is the release of heavy metals in waterways. Those metals can remain for decades, even centuries, ...

Dec 16, 2011
5 / 5 (13) 4 | with audio podcast

Cox agrees to sell wireless spectrum to Verizon

(AP) -- Cable company Cox Communications on Friday said that it has agreed to sell some of its airwave licenses to Verizon Wireless for $315 million and will resell Verizon service in its stores.

Dec 16, 2011
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Quantum cats are hard to see

Are there parallel universes? And how will we know? This is one of many fascinations people hold about quantum physics. Researchers from the universities of Calgary and Waterloo in Canada and the University ...

Dec 16, 2011
3.8 / 5 (18) 319 | with audio podcast

Investors give 'Farmville' maker a cold shoulder

(AP) -- As its workers celebrated with hot chocolate and cinnamon buns, Zynga saw its stock dinged on its first day of trading Friday - an unexpected turn of events for a closely watched public debut seen ...

Dec 16, 2011
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