Archive: 10/19/2012

Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

(Phys.org)—Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Biotechnology
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The art of sustainable development

Einstein said that we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking used when we created them. Wise words, except few people heed them when it comes to sustainable solutions for our ailing planet. ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Other
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Venture funding, number of deals decline in 3Q (Update)

Funding for startups declined 12 percent in the July-September period as venture capitalists spent less money on fewer deals, according to a new report. Companies in the early stages of funding saw declines as investors stayed ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Business
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Directing evolutionary changes

Since 1859, when Darwin's classic work "On the Origin of Species" was published, we have known that populations change over the course of time. The ability to adapt to changing surroundings is the basis ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Thai finance ministry urges 3G auction probe

Thailand's finance ministry on Friday called for a corruption investigation into the country's auction of third-generation (3G) mobile telephone operating licences because of fears of collusion. ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Telecom
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Japan Nobel laureate gets washing machine as gift

Japan's Shinya Yamanaka may have won $1.2 million along with British researcher John Gurdon when the two were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine earlier this month, but now he is also getting a new washing machine.

dateOct 19, 2012 in Other
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