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Scientist Links Increase In Greenhouse Gases To Changes In Ocean Currents

June 17, 2010 8:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) By examining 800,000-year-old polar ice, scientists increasingly are learning how the climate has changed since the last ice melt and that carbon dioxide has become more abundant in the Earth's atmosphere.

Exclusive: Tests delay U.S. ruling on ethanol blends

June 17, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators said testing on higher ethanol blends in motor fuels will not be finished until September, a delay ethanol groups said would hurt jobs and worsen a supply glut.

Highly efficient solar cells could result from quantum dot research

June 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Conventional solar cell efficiency could be increased from the current limit of 30 percent to more than 60 percent, suggests new research on semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots.


Experimental Marburg vaccine prevents disease two days after infection

June 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

An experimental vaccine developed to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever continues to show promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposures to the virus that causes the disease. There is no licensed treatment for Marburg infection, which has a high fatality...

Lawmakers lambast BP boss on spill, one apologizes

June 17, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers accused BP Plc Chief Executive Tony Hayward of evasion and ducking responsibility for the worst oil spill in U.S. history at a hearing on Thursday that was rocked by a Republican member of the panel apologizing to the company.

Whaling commission to seek way out of deadlock

June 17, 2010 3:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

RABAT (Reuters) - Replacing a whaling moratorium with a controlled cull will be discussed by negotiators who gather next week to forge a compromise between nations who say hunting whales is their birth-right and those who call it a crime against nature.

FDA Approves New Indication for Tasigna

June 17, 2010 1:27 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Tasigna (nilotinib) for the treatment of a rare blood cancer when it is first diagnosed. The cancer, called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CP-CML), is a slowly...

As the Sun awakens, NASA keeps a wary eye on space weather

June 17, 2010 1:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington, DC recently held a meeting on space weather with leading experts in the field.


U.S. Cars Top Imports On Quality Survey

June 17, 2010 12:27 pm | by | Comments

For the first time in 24 years, U.S. automakers have surpassed imported brands in a survey that measure the quality of new cars and trucks.

NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson continues Deepwater Horizon spill study mission

June 17, 2010 9:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson departed Galveston, Texas, June 15 to continue research on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill's impact on the Gulf of Mexico. During the three-week mission, the research vessel will use sophisticated acoustic and water chemistry monitoring instruments to detect...

55th Annual Meeting Of The Health Physics Society

June 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Health Physics Society ) "The Future of the Nuclear Industry" will be the Plenary Session topic of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS) taking place June 28-July 1, 2010, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Honorable Gregory D....

Experiment Turns Up The Heat On Natural Selection, Reveals New Details Of An Evolutionary Mechanism

June 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Scientists in Munich report that high concentrations of the molecular "chaperone" proteins GroEL and GroES, intracellular machines for protein folding, play a critical role in increasing the maximum temperature at which E. coli bacteria can grow....

Consumer Prices Fall For Second Straight Month

June 17, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Labor Department reported the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation barometer, dropped 0.2 percent in May, following a 0.1 percent dip in April.

Current Account Deficit Increases To $109 Billion

June 17, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

U.S. trade deficit rose in the first quarter to the highest point in more than a year as rising global oil prices and a rebounding economy pushed up imports sharply.

Newell Rubbermaid To Overhaul European Ops

June 17, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Consumer products company said it plans to centralize its European business management in Switzerland, a move it said will boost its profit by as much as $60 million in 2012.


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