Archive: 21/07/2009

Debate starting on new French Internet piracy bill

(AP) -- Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament are to start debate Tuesday on a new version of a bill aimed at cracking down on online piracy by cutting the Internet connections of those who illegally download movies ...

dateJul 21, 2009 in Internet
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Obama refuses to rule out surtax for health care

(AP) -- President Barack Obama is defending his relentless campaign for a health care bill before Congress's August recess, saying "the default in Washington is inaction and inertia." The Republican Party chairman assailed ...

dateJul 21, 2009 in Health
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Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

It is an amazing sight: What looks like a tiny beating heart is actually a piece of synthetic, gauze-like mesh, barely the size of a fingernail, floating in a Petri dish. And yet it keeps squeezing away, nice and rhythmically.

dateJul 21, 2009 in Medical research
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Interior halting uranium mining at Grand Canyon

(AP) -- Thousands of mining claims dot 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his department has a responsibility to ensure those resources are developed in a way that protects communities, ...

dateJul 21, 2009 in Environment
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