Archive: 01/17/2006

British debate use of nuclear power

A disagreement has arisen among British scientists concerning the use of additional nuclear power plants to combat global warming.

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Motorola contest yields 'mood' phone

Motorola's "MOTOFWRD" grand-prize winner from Duke University was awarded a $10,000 scholarship and a new Bluetooth-enabled car.

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Portables drive up video-game sales

Microsoft's Xbox 360 may have been having teething problems or major flaws, depending on who one talks to. But even as the software giant's latest video-game console's debut was riddled with issues late last year, one thing ...

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Japan: Whaling follows international law

Japanese government officials say their nation's whaling fleet is operating only for research purposes, in accordance with international rules.

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Engineer who has name on moon dies

Thomas Shanahan Jr., whose name is engraved on a plaque on the moon, died Jan. 12 at Oak Lawn, Ill., near Chicago, from lung cancer at the age of 67.

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Study: Impotency drugs may affect vision

A University of Alabama study suggests impotency drugs, such as Viagra and Cialis, may produce an increased risk of optic nerve damage in certain men.

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Exercising seniors are more mentally fit

A Seattle study suggests older adults who exercise at least three times a week are less likely to develop dementia than those less active.

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