Archive: 06/21/2010

BP says $2 billion spent on US oil spill

BP revealed Monday it has so far spent two billion dollars on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, after an internal BP document suggested the gusher might be spewing far faster than initially feared.

dateJun 21, 2010 in Environment
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1000 Genomes Project releases pilot data

The completion of three pilot projects designed to determine how best to build an extremely detailed map of human genetic variation begins a new chapter in the international project called 1,000 Genomes, said the director ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Genetics
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Roundup resistant weeds pose environmental threat

(AP) -- When the weed killer Roundup was introduced in the 1970s, it proved it could kill nearly any plant while still being safer than many other herbicides, and it allowed farmers to give up harsher chemicals and reduce ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Ecology
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UK doctor admits he helped patients die

(AP) -- A British doctor who admitted shortening the lives of nearly 20 patients - including his own son - may yet face charges, British investigators said Saturday.

dateJun 21, 2010 in Other
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