Archive: 04/27/2011

EBay first-quarter profit rises 20 percent

(AP) -- EBay Inc. on Wednesday said its first-quarter profit rose 20 percent on reinvigorated auctions activity and continued swift growth at its PayPal payment service.

Apr 27, 2011
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Hidden water holds the key to a changing desert

Passover, which celebrates the Israelites' flight from Egypt, ended Tuesday night. Yet after the exodus, they wandered the desert for 40 more years. There, Moses struck a rock with his staff and made water ...

Apr 27, 2011
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Male wasps help to defend the nest

Male wasps are not exactly famous for their contributions to domestic life. Most do precious little, leaving the nest's maintenance chores to the females. Now a group of researchers has shown that when push ...

Apr 27, 2011
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US panel gives nod to Merck hepatitis C drug

A US government advisory committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to urge the Food and Drug Administration to approve a new drug made by Merck to fight hepatitis C, a disease which attacks the liver.

Apr 27, 2011
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RIM buys scheduling app Tungle

Canada's Research In Motion (RIM) has bought Tungle, a Canadian company that makes a scheduling application that integrates with existing calendar services.

Apr 27, 2011
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