Archive: 01/20/2010

Amazon offers new royalty program for Kindle books

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will begin offering do-it-yourself authors and publishers a bigger cut of book sales on its Kindle e-reader - but with strings attached aimed at keeping prices down for consumers.

Jan 20, 2010
4.3 / 5 (3) 1

Hungry immune guardians are snappier

German researchers have discovered an elementary mechanism which regulates vital immune functions in healthy people. In situations of hunger which mean stress for the body's cells, the body releases more antimicrobial ...

Jan 20, 2010
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

The human brain uses a grid to represent space

'Grid cells' that act like a spatial map in the brain have been identified for the first time in humans, according to new research by UCL scientists which may help to explain how we create internal maps of new environments.

Jan 20, 2010
4.6 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast