Archive: 01/4/2012

How much is Yahoo worth? The case for buying

(AP) -- It's losing business to Google and Facebook. Its stock has gone nowhere since 2008. It just announced its fourth CEO in five years. It's enough to make investors replace the exclamation point in the logo with a question ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Disney and Comcast reach a long-term deal

(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast Corp., that extends their partnership into the next decade.

Jan 04, 2012
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Harp seals on thin ice after 32 years of warming

Warming in the North Atlantic over the last 32 years has significantly reduced winter sea ice cover in harp seal breeding grounds, resulting in sharply higher death rates among seal pups in recent years, according to a new ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Chile brings fires under control as probe expands

Firefighters reported progress Wednesday in bringing under control wildfires in southern Chile that have destroyed about 45,000 hectares (112,000 acres) as a special prosecutor began investigating the source ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Fish mimics octopus that mimics fish

Nature's game of intimidation and imitation comes full circle in the waters of Indonesia, where scientists have recorded for the first time an association between the black-marble jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) and th ...

Jan 04, 2012
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Salt water alone unlikely to halt Burmese python invasion

Invasive Burmese python hatchlings from the Florida Everglades can withstand exposure to salt water long enough to potentially expand their range through ocean and estuarine environments, according to research in the latest ...

Jan 04, 2012
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No more free rides for 'piggy-backing' viruses

Scientists have determined the structure of the enzyme endomannosidase, significantly advancing our understanding of how a group of devastating human viruses including HIV and Hepatitis C hijack human enzymes to reproduce ...

Jan 04, 2012
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FDA limits some antibiotics in livestock

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered farmers to limit the use of a type of antibiotics they give livestock because it could make people more resistant to a key antibiotic that can save lives, encouraging ...

Jan 04, 2012
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