Archive: 06/23/2009

China to stick to controversial software rule

China will not back away from a new rule requiring that Internet filtering software be shipped with all computers sold in the country despite heavy criticism of the plan, state media has said.

dateJun 23, 2009 in Software
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House Democrats to open hearings on health bill

(AP) -- House Democrats are pushing forward with a partisan health care bill even as a key Senate Democrat labors to achieve an elusive bipartisan compromise on President Barack Obama's top legislative priority.

dateJun 23, 2009 in Health
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Google trial in Italy: freedom v. responsibility

(AP) -- Testimony begins Tuesday in the Italian trial of four Google executives accused of defamation and violating privacy for allowing a video to be posted online showing an autistic youth being abused.

dateJun 23, 2009 in Internet
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Anxiety's hidden cost

The effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that there may be hidden costs. The research found that anxious individuals ...

dateJun 23, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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A urine test for appendicitis?

Appendicitis is the most common childhood surgical emergency, but the diagnosis can be challenging, especially in children, often leading to either unnecessary surgery in children without appendicitis, or ...

dateJun 23, 2009 in Medical research
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How can the world's fisheries be sustainable?

According to the most recent report on the status of the world's fisheries by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, fisheries supply at least 15% of the animal protein consumed by humans, provide direct and ...

dateJun 23, 2009 in Ecology
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MySpace to cut 300 intl positions, close offices

(AP) -- Social-networking site MySpace said Tuesday it plans to cut 300 jobs, or two-thirds of its overseas work force, in an effort to rein in costs and focus on countries where it has many users and better ...

dateJun 23, 2009 in Internet
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