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BP shares slammed as Gulf oil spill probed

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc's stock price plunged in U.S. trading on Wednesday as it faced more U.S. government and congressional scrutiny over its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in U.S. history.

IEEE-USA President Urges Senate To Pass Innovation Legislation

June 9, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA President Evelyn Hirt urges the Senate to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 28.

Fed Survey Shows Recovery Spreading

June 9, 2010 11:24 am | by | Comments

Federal Reserve survey said economic recovery is finally spreading to all parts of the country, but modest pace of growth suggests companies won't ramp up hiring.


German Minister Rejects Opel Aid

June 9, 2010 11:24 am | by | Comments

Germany rejected General Motors' request for government aid for its Opel unit, saying the U.S. automaker had enough funds to pull...

TGen Intern Named One Of Nation's Top 20 Students By USA Today

June 9, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Translational Genomics Research Institute ) Joshua Niska, a five-year intern at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, capped a string of major academic honors today by being named one of the nation's top 20 college students by USA Today.

Monsanto Company Announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program, Declares Dividend

June 9, 2010 9:25 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Company Continues to Leverage Strong Cash Position to Bring Value to Shareowners

Costly nuclear fusion demo worries cash-strapped EU

June 9, 2010 8:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A funding battle is brewing in Europe over a 16-billion-euro ($21.5 billion) experiment to crack the puzzle of commercializing nuclear fusion -- the process that powers the sun.

Snakes in unexplained global decline

June 9, 2010 8:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Snake populations have shown an alarming decline across the world over the last 22 years, report scientists today. Of 17 snake populations, including 11 species from five countries, 11 dropped sharply. The scientists say they don't yet know the exact reasons for the drops, but have...


Study Finds Beta Blockers Alone More Effective For First Variceal Bleeding

June 9, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) A controlled trial conducted by researchers at the E-DA Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, suggests that a combination of band ligation and nadolol may not be the most effective prophylaxis for first variceal bleeding resulting from cirrhosis. Results of this study...

A 'huge Step' Toward Mass Production Of Coveted Form Of Carbon

June 9, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists have leaped over a major hurdle in efforts to begin commercial production of a form of carbon that could rival silicon in its potential for revolutionizing electronics devices ranging from supercomputers to cell phones. Called graphene, the...

New Evidence That Drinking Coffee May Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes

June 9, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting new evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes and that caffeine may be the ingredient largely responsible for this effect. Their findings, among the first animal studies to demonstrate this apparent link, appear in...

ESA Makes First GOCE Dataset Available

June 9, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Space Agency ) The first products based on GOCE satellite data are now available online through ESA's Earth observation user services tools. ESA launched the satellite in March 2009 on a mission to map Earth's gravity with unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution.

NTU International Conference To Promote Computer Graphics As A Multidisciplinary Field

June 9, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Nanyang Technological University is hosting the Computer Graphics International Conference, one of the oldest and highly acclaimed international computer graphics conferences in the world, from June 8-11, 2010. Organized by NTU's Institute for...

Greener Horizons: Plastics May Grow On Trees

June 9, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Money may not grow on trees, but gasoline, computers, and tennis shoes just might thanks to new biotech advances that could allow manufacturers to produce fuel, plastics, and other chemicals from plants instead of petroleum. That's the topic of an...

TRAPPIST telescope to scout the sky and uncover exoplanets and comets

June 9, 2010 7:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A new robotic telescope has had first light at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla Observatory, in Chile. TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) is devoted to the study of planetary systems through two approaches: the detection and characterization of...


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