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Monsanto, ARMtech Unveil Biotech Yield Assurance(SM) Program for Farmers

June 10, 2010 6:26 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Innovative Crop Insurance Policy Based on Agricultural Biotechnology Traits Becomes Available in 2011

Elsevier Acquires Collexis

June 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) The acquisition of Collexis accelerates Elsevier's ability to help researchers and decision-makers, establish, execute and evaluate research strategies and deliver higher ROI.

Open Access Uptake: 5 Years On

June 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oxford University Press ) Through the Oxford Open initiative, launched in July 2005, Oxford University Press has experimented with open access models and has been carefully monitoring and sharing results. Today, over 90 Oxford journals are hybrid open access and six are fully open access.

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Senate Votes to Block EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

June 10, 2010 6:11 am | by JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A Republican-led measure coming to a vote in the Senate would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying out rules to regulate carbon and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.  

$82M Payout for Family of Worker Killed in Plant Explosion

June 10, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

A jury decided that Hanover Compression L.P. — the company that engineered and built the plant — was grossly negligent and 90 percent responsible.

U.S. initiates weekly ethanol production report

June 10, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States continued on the path of producing more ethanol, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday in its first weekly production report on the alternative motor fuel.

Climate already helping disease spread north: study

June 10, 2010 4:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Rising global temperatures might already be helping infectious diseases to creep north, according to a report by European scientists.

Giant steps help predators find food

June 10, 2010 2:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Large ocean predators like tuna, sharks and ocean sunfish use two different tactics to search for food depending on whether it's abundant or sparse, scientists have shown for the first time. When their prey is patchy, open-ocean predators make long swims followed by lots of smaller ones...

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La Nina brings cheers, Australia wheat crop to flourish

June 10, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia's wheat crop is expected to flourish and coffee cherries in Vietnam may receive much-needed rains after a brief yet severe dry spell as the La Nina weather phenomenon develops.

Cheap solar cell inventor wins Finnish tech award

June 9, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The inventor of a new type of solar cell won the Finnish state and industry-funded Millennium Technology Prize, the prize's foundation said on Wednesday.

World's largest DNA scan reveals rare variants that disrupt gene activity in autistic children

June 9, 2010 7:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The largest DNA scan for familial autism found rare genetic changes occurring nearly 20 percent more in autistic children than healthy children. Not always found in autistic children's parents, these variants suggest that tiny genetic errors occur during formation of the parents' eggs and...

Tracking coral larvae to understand Hawai'i reef health

June 9, 2010 7:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists will use satellite-tracked drifters to track the coral larvae's dispersal along O'ahu's south shore in an effort to better understand why certain reefs in Maunalua Bay are doing well and others are doing poorly.

BP shares plunge as U.S. threatens new penalties

June 9, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc's stock price plunged to a 14-year low in U.S. trading on Wednesday amid concerns over its ability to meet mounting costs of the giant Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Southern Co, partners building 30-MW solar plant

June 9, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Solar-panel installation has begun at the 30-megawatt Cimarron Solar Facility in northern New Mexico, the project partners said on Wednesday.

Smart to test electric cars in some U.S. cities

June 9, 2010 4:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microcar maker Smart USA is launching a 250-strong test fleet of electric cars in certain U.S. cities this year, as part of a broader push to boost the brand's cache among the urban set.

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