Archive: 8/12/2009

Precision breeding creates super potato

The skin is light brown, the meat luscious and yellow: from the outside alone, this new potato looks like any other. But on the inside, it is different. Its cells produce pure amylopectin, a starch used in the paper, textile ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Biotechnology
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US tops world in health care spending, results lag

(AP) -- The United States ranks near the bottom in life expectancy among wealthy nations despite spending more than double per person on health care than the industrialized world's average, an economic group said Tuesday.

dateDec 08, 2009 in Health
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5 top publishers plan rival to Kindle format

(AP) -- Five of the nation's largest publishers of newspapers and magazines plan to challenge Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle electronic-book reader with their own digital format that would display in color and work on a variety ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Business
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