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Warmer climate may have wiped out the cave lion

June 17, 2010 7:27 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Cave lions probably became extinct across Europe and Asia 14,000 years ago because a warmer climate drastically reduced the availability of their favourite hunting arenas, say scientists. Around 1000 years later, the lion also went extinct in Alaska and The Yukon in north-west Canada.

China's TCL Preps Android TV

June 17, 2010 6:29 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Internet TV will be tricky in China, where regulatory issues abound.

China Grapples With Online Gambling

June 17, 2010 6:29 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Internet gambling is a thriving underground industry; the government would especially like to cut down on betting on soccer.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Peter M. Tessier Named Pew Scholar

June 17, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) Peter M. Tessier, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Chemical Safety Train Rolls to Detorit, Pontiac

June 17, 2010 6:02 am | Comments

A rolling classroom and training center for emergency responders is making stops this month in Detroit and Pontiac.

China Extends Broadband Lead

June 17, 2010 3:32 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Broadband subscriptions continue to boom in Asian countries, particularly China where growth topped 5% in Q1 and reached almost 21% over the last year.

Roche & #039;s MabThera is the first and only licensed biologic to offer a targeted B cell approach to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment

June 16, 2010 11:27 pm | by Roche | Comments

Experts at this year's European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) annual congress highlighted to rheumatologists that targeted treatment in RA, through the testing of specific blood markers at the time of diagnosis, could have a significant impact on treatment decisions, resulting in...

Scientist Uses Geological Observatories To Monitor The Health Of Soils

June 16, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Erosion and weathering can hinder soil's ability to maintain a nutritional balance -- a process crucial to maintaining life around the globe. One scientist investigates how soil interacts with its environment and changes over both a short-term...


21 Of America's Top Early-career Scientists Named 2010 Pew Scholars In The Biomedical Sciences

June 16, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Pew Health Group ) The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 21 talented scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.

Tropical Depression 2-E Forms In The Eastern Pacific, Number 3 May Follow

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) The second tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed close to the western Mexican coast this morning, and the third tropical depression may develop in the next day or two. NASA satellite imagery captured the two...

Tribal Internship Students Energize Alternative Fuel Science

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, together with the US Department of the Interior, are working together to help educate future tribal leaders on energy resource development and environmental evaluations by offering several...

LSU Professor Uses Volcanic Emissions To Study Earth's Atmospheric Past

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Louisiana State University ) Associate Professor Huiming Bao of LSU's Department of Geology and Geophysics has published research in the journal Nature about massive volcanic eruptions and their atmospheric consequences in the past in North America.

Accident at BP Rotterdam refinery kills worker

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A construction worker was killed at BP's Rotterdam refinery after a wall collapsed on him, a spokesman for the oil major said on Wednesday.

EU carbon up on UK gas as strike fears weigh

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures inched up on Wednesday, tracking gains in British gas prices, as concerns grew that strike action could cut gas supplies to Britain over the next few days, traders said.

BP's bonds tumble, move to distressed debt funds

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. bonds of oil giant BP are moving into the hands of distressed debt investors and hedge funds as pension and mutual funds dump the securities, market participants said on Wednesday.


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