Archive: 12/30/2010

US teen birth rate still far higher than W. Europe

(AP) -- The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate is far lower in many other countries. The most convincing explanation ...

Dec 30, 2010
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Risk for alcoholism linked to risk for obesity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Addiction researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a risk for alcoholism also may put individuals at risk for obesity.

Dec 30, 2010
3.3 / 5 (3) 5 | with audio podcast

Voyage of the DNA Treader

Richard Feynman was right: there is plenty of room at the bottom, and the beeping, lumbering trashcans of 1950s science fiction are gradually giving way to micro-droids the size of a speck of dust . . . or even a molecule.

Dec 30, 2010
4.2 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast

Obama weathers backlash on climate

President Barack Obama's administration enters 2011 pressing ahead with new regulations and diplomacy to fight climate change, but it will face stiff challenges from opponents.

Dec 30, 2010
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Sony files phone patent complaints against LG

(AP) -- Sony Corp. has filed a patent infringement complaint against LG Electronics Inc. and its U.S. subsidiaries with the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying LG's mobile phones and modems step on proprietary technology ...

Dec 30, 2010
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China to go after Internet phone services

(AP) -- China is going after Internet phone services such as Skype in a move to protect the country's state-owned telephone companies, causing alarm among consumers who rely on cheap Internet calls.

Dec 30, 2010
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Landscape tree disease from 12 wood decay fungi studied

Landscape trees, valued for their aesthetic nature and their environmental benefits, are becomingly increasingly valuable in urban environments. A single mature tree can add considerable value to commercial and residential ...

Dec 30, 2010
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