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Frankincense is for life, not just for Christmas

High demand for Frankincense means that many Boswellia papyrifera trees are being over-exploited and populations are at risk of dying out. But help may be on hand as the results of a new study led by Motuma Tolera, which ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Sizzling mobile-application industry ready to hire

Ross Waycaster designed the first of his four mobile applications as a high school senior in Tupelo, Miss., a game called "Super Marrio Jump" that's been downloaded from the Apple store more than 20,000 times, earning him ...

Nov 23, 2012
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Shark rules need teeth, groups tell IUCN

The Wildlife Conservation Society and over 35 government agency and NGO partners participating in IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week are urging the world's governments to take urgent steps to save ...

Sep 04, 2012
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Peru seizes 16,000 dried seahorses headed to Asia

More than 16,000 dried seahorses destined for illegal export to Asia, where the animal is sought for its supposed healing properties, were seized Thursday in Peru's capital Lima, authorities said.

Aug 24, 2012
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International regulation curbs illegal trade of caviar

Research that used mitochondrial DNA-based testing to compare the extent of fraudulent labeling of black caviar purchased before and after international protection shows conservation benefits. A team of scientists ...

Jul 25, 2012
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HTC smartphones blocked by US customs

US mobile carrier Sprint said Wednesday it was delaying the introduction of an Android smartphone from Taiwan's HTC after the devices were blocked by US customs.

May 16, 2012
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Germany bars Microsoft sales on Motorola suit

A German court ruled Wednesday that US Internet giant Microsoft can no longer sell its products locally because it infringes patents held by US communications firm Motorola Mobility.

May 02, 2012
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