Archive: 04/12/2009

Poisonous Poisson

In contrast to the exhaustive research into venom produced by snakes and spiders, venomous fish have been neglected and remain something of a mystery. Now, a study of 158 catfish species, published in the open access journal ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Evolution
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Source: Stephanopoulos offered 'GMA' job

(AP) -- An executive with knowledge of the negotiations says ABC News has offered George Stephanopoulos (STEFF'-uh-nop-oh-luss) the job of "Good Morning America" co-anchor, although ABC's political expert hasn't said he ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Business
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Sony signs 3-D video deal for 2010 World Cup

(AP) -- The 2010 World Cup is going 3-D. Sony Corp. said Friday it has signed a deal with FIFA, the international football governing body, to record up to 25 World Cup games in 3-D - a technology that gives viewers an illusion ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Telecom
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Samoan Tsunami wave was 46 feet high

(AP) -- The tsunami that killed more than 200 people in the Samoan islands and Tonga earlier this year towered up to 46 feet (14 meters) high - more then twice as tall as most of the buildings it slammed into, scientists ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Comcast-NBC deal shows future is in content

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. is buying control of NBC Universal from GE largely because Comcast wants to own more movies and TV shows. The point is to give it a position of strength if fewer people sign up for its cable TV services ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Telecom
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Cisco to proceed with $3.4 billion Tandberg deal

(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. says it is waiving its condition that 90 percent of shareholders of Norwegian videoconferencing equipment firm Tandberg ASA back its $3.4 billion takeover offer and will close the deal as soon ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Business
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