Archive: 19/08/2009

Social costs of job loss

As the nationwide recession continues, California and 14 other states have unemployment rates hovering around 10 percent. Job loss can devastate workers, says David Dooley, UC Irvine professor of psychology & social behavior, ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Vonage makes free international calls standard

(AP) -- Unlimited domestic phone calls are nearly standard feature for landline plans these days. Now, Vonage Holdings Corp., which helped pioneer that feature with its Internet phone service, is expanding it to most international ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Telecom
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Galaxies Demand a Stellar Recount

(PhysOrg.com) -- For decades, astronomers have gone about their business of studying the cosmos with the assumption that stars of certain sizes form in certain quantities. Like grocery stores selling melons alone, and blueberries ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Astronomy
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MySpace scoops up popular Facebook app iLike

(AP) -- Social networking hub MySpace said Wednesday it is acquiring iLike, a popular music application on rival Facebook, in the first move by new management to expand after a series of drastic cuts and writedowns.

dateAug 19, 2009 in Internet
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Watching stem cells repair the human brain

There is no known cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. But new hope, in the form of stem cells created from the patient's own bone marrow, can be found ― and literally ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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