YouTube, Disney close to deal: WSJ

Google-owned YouTube and Walt Disney Co. are close to finalizing a deal to distribute videos from Disney properties on the video-sharing website, The Wall Street Journal online reported on Monday.

Microsoft closing Encarta online encyclopedia

Microsoft plans to close its Encarta online encyclopedia, which competes in an arena dominated by communally-crafted free Internet reference source Wikipedia.

Business software market likely to stay flat this year

Research firm Gartner Inc. said Monday the market for software sold to businesses is likely to grow only 0.3 percent this year compared to 2008, a downward revision from the firm's previous forecast of 6.6 percent growth.

Obama signs wide-ranging conservation law

President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

New approach discovered to lowering triglycerides

Studies done with laboratory rats suggest that supplementation of their diet with lipoic acid had a significant effect in lowering triglycerides, which along with cholesterol levels and blood pressure are one of the key risk ...

The secret to chimp strength

February's brutal chimpanzee attack, during which a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman, was a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans—as much as four-times stronger, some researchers ...

Lice genomes: Pieces of a new puzzle

Parents and school nurses take note. Lice are a familiar nuisance around the world and vectors of serious diseases, such as epidemic typhus, in developing regions. New research indicates that lice may actually be quite ...

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