Archive: 02/21/2011

There are no cures for the common cold

Americans catch an estimated 1 billion colds each year. And by this time of year, as weary cold sufferers line up at local pharmacies, it may not sound surprising that Americans spend at least $4.2 billion annually on over-the-counter ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Dissoluble fishing line an eco-friendly success

At first glance, it's just looks like plain old fishing line - but the strong filament is actually a technological innovation made of special plastic that dissolves into carbon dioxide and water through the work of microorganisms ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Study shows tobacco retail proximity to schools

(PhysOrg.com) -- For years the tobacco industry has argued that efforts to ban tobacco advertising near schools would constitute a total ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas.

Feb 21, 2011
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Kids who skip school are tracked by GPS

Frustrated by students habitually skipping class, police and school officials in Anaheim, Calif., are turning to GPS tracking to ensure they come to class.

Feb 21, 2011
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Even more than Mideast, China keeps firm grip on Internet

As Arab governments from Bahrain to Yemen and the clerical rulers in Iran alike wrestle with how to get a grip on the Internet's role in spreading unrest, the Communist Party in Beijing has steadily applied one of the world's ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Solar goes Hyper in the U.S.

As the U.S. government continues to heap billions in subsidies to the world's wealthiest coal and oil companies, the solar industry has been struggling to make it in the United States. This is sad for many reasons, not the ...

Feb 21, 2011
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