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.

Jun 21, 2010
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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 ...

Jun 21, 2010
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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 ...

Jun 21, 2010
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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.

Jun 21, 2010
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Proposed kill quotas for whales too high: scientists

The International Whaling Commission starts a key meeting Monday to debate catch quotas which could replace a moratorium on hunting though a key scientific committee will say the catch limits are too high, ...

Jun 21, 2010
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