Archive: 08/21/2012

Philippines sets up climate change fund

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed a law creating a one billion peso (about $24 million) "survival fund" to combat the effects of climate change, a government official said Tuesday.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Environment
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Viruses with integrated gene switch

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have developed "RNA switches" which allow them to specifically turn on and off genes in viruses. This will help to enhance regulation of gene therapy and viral therapy of cancer.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Typhoon Tembin forms fast in Philippines

NASA's Terra satellite captured the newest Typhoon in the western North Pacific Ocean, Tembin, as it moves parallel to Luzon, Philippines. Warm waters were the trigger in rapid intensification of the typhoon.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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'Fifty Shades' helps Barnes & Noble in 1Q

(AP) — Barnes & Noble's fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, lifted by sales of e-books and other digital content as well as sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" series at its bookstores.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Business
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