Archive: 12/18/2009

Video game watchdog shuts down, victim of economy

(AP) -- David Walsh said when he was assembling his first report card on video game violence 13 years ago, children were attacking on-screen monsters or aliens with imaginary chain saws and guns.

Dec 18, 2009
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Google fined $14,300 a day in France over books

(AP) -- A Paris court ruled Friday that Google Inc.'s expansion into digital books breaks France's copyright laws, and a judge slapped the Internet search leader with a euro10,000-a-day fine until it stops ...

Dec 18, 2009
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How the daisy got its spots... and why

Dark spots on flower petals are common across many angiosperm plant families and occur on flowers such as some lilies, orchids, and daisies. Much research has been done on the physiological and behavioral ...

Dec 18, 2009
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Will a carrot or a stick prompt purchase of more carrots?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Would a so-called Twinkie tax help curb obesity rates? Should shoppers who buy healthy goods earn rebates? A new study will seek to unravel the likely implications of legislative attempts to promote healthy ...

Dec 18, 2009
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From terrorism to HIV, it's all about the network

(PhysOrg.com) -- Similarities between webs of terrorists and networks of rescue personnel may seem unlikely. To an eclectic collaboration of engineers and social scientists, the connections are not only possible, but a potential ...

Dec 18, 2009
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