Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes

(AP) -- A Columbia University social scientist says California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages contributed to the social stigma that makes gay men and lesbians more susceptible to depression, suicide and substance ...

China tries to limit Google dispute fallout

(AP) -- China tried Friday to keep its censorship row with Google from damaging business confidence or ties with Washington, promising good conditions for foreign investors but giving no sign it might relax Internet controls.

'Blazing ring' eclipse races across Africa, Asia

A solar eclipse that reduced the sun to a blazing ring surrounding a sombre disk plunged millions of people in Africa and Asia into an eerie semi-darkness on Friday.

Scientists warned Haiti officials of quake in '08

(AP) -- Scientists who detected worrisome signs of growing stresses in the fault that unleashed this week's devastating earthquake in Haiti said Thursday they warned officials there two years ago that their country was ripe ...

Hardware boosts December video game sales

(AP) -- Americans spent a record $5.53 billion on video games in December, the most money ever in a single month, according to market researcher NPD Group.

Why mice develop 'knots' while exploring a new environment

During exploration of a new environment, mice establish "knots" - preferred places visited sporadically and marked by the performance of twists and turns, according to a new study by Israel and Canada-based researchers.

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