Supporters of drug facility argue in Canada court
(AP) -- Supporters of North America's first and only legal injection drug site argued before Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday that the facility saves lives and should remain open.
Comment: A right royal mess
The royal wedding raises concerns about rules of succession that reflect centuries-old prejudices against women and Catholics. But changing them will be a logistical nightmare, writes George Williams, UNSWs ...
How British is 'Rule Britannia'?
(PhysOrg.com) -- It is seen by many as an unofficial British national anthem but an Oxford University academic believes she has discovered that Rule Britannia was heavily influenced by Greek literature.
Swiss court orders Google to blur images on Street View
A Swiss court said Monday that it has ordered Internet giant Google to make all images of individuals and vehicle plates unrecognisable on its Street View picture map, so as to comply with privacy rules.
States push harder for online sales tax collection
(AP) -- Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.
Panel told no guarantee against unethical research
(AP) -- The nation has a "leaky system" for protecting patients in medical research, and it's possible - though unlikely - that the kind of unethical studies done in the past could occur again, bioethics experts told a presidential ...
Analysis shows which people most likely found incompetent to stand trial
People found incompetent to stand trial are more likely to be unemployed, have been previously diagnosed with a psychotic disorder or have had psychiatric hospitalization, according to an analysis of 50 years of research, ...
Fla. ruling Big Tobacco won comes back to bite it
(AP) -- A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the ...
UT professors find mixing business with politics pays off
Now that the 2010 election is over, here is something to consider for the 2012 race: If you want to fatten your company's profits, contribute to a political campaign.
Tighter ethics rules have reduced industrial relationship of NIH scientists
The 2005 ethics rules that govern relationships between researchers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industrial companies have significantly reduced the prevalence ...
Google fires engineer for violating privacy policies
Google said that it had dismissed an engineer for violating the Internet giant's privacy policies.
EU probes IBM over 'abuse' of market power
European competition enforcers announced on Monday they were probing computer giant IBM on two separate cases relating to antitrust infringements.
Quantum Mechanics Not In Jeopardy: Physicists Confirm Decades-Old Key Principle Experimentally
(PhysOrg.com) -- When waves -- regardless of whether light or sound -- collide, they overlap creating interferences. Austrian and Canadian quantum physicists have now been able to rule out the existence of ...
Feds to look at Apple policy on programming tools
(AP) -- Federal regulators plan to examine whether Apple Inc. is violating antitrust rules by requiring software developers to use Apple programming tools to create applications for the iPhone and iPad.