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Presidential commission to probe Gulf oil spill

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

HOUSTON/COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will create a presidential commission to probe the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and energy giant BP said on Monday it had "turned the corner" in its efforts to contain it.

3 Louisiana Tech University Students Receive National Engineering Scholarships

May 17, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Louisiana Tech University ) Three students from Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science have been awarded 2010-2011 academic scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, one of the nation's leading engineering honor societies.

Innovation: Teaching robots some manners

May 17, 2010 1:24 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Robots that interact with people should stop always putting efficiency first and learn that with humans a little courtesy goes a long way


Little Rock Could Lose Polymarin Plant

May 17, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Wind energy company that announced in 2008 it planned a Little Rock factory with 630 employees is showing no signs of progress toward opening.

Oil Prices Fall 20 Percent In Two Weeks

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

Crude prices have fallen about 20 percent in two weeks as investors worry that a debt crisis in Europe could spread to the U.S. and hurt the global recovery.

AbitibiBowater Closes Mill In Quebec

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

Union representing AbitibiBowater workers says the company is closing its pulp and paper mill in Gatineau, Que., affecting about 350 workers.

Jury Finds Novartis Guilty Of Discrimination

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

New York jury decided that Novartis engaged in a pattern of discrimination against women, paying them less than men and treating pregnant women unfavorably.

Food Companies to Shed 1.5 Trillion Calories

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

Several of the nation's largest food companies say they will take 1.5 trillion calories out of their products by 2015 in an effort to reduce childhood obesity.


$10 bln oil liability cap not enough: Senator Reid

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposed cap of $10 billion in liability for oil companies to cover damages from oil spills is "inadequate," U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday.

Oklahoma Farm Mom Voted Monsanto's America's Farmers Mom of the Year

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by Monsanto | Comments

More than 4,600 votes cast; Carol Cowan receives majority to become Farm Mom of the Year

Chemist stitches up speedier chemical reactions: New details about the Piers catalyst to help chemical industry improve products

May 17, 2010 12:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Some people have streets named after them. Warren Piers, a chemistry professor at the University of Calgary, has a catalyst penned after him. And in a new paper, Piers reveals the inner workings of the Piers catalyst at a molecular level of detail not previously available.

AAPS Announces 2010 NBC Award Winners

May 17, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) In the Opening Session of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' 2010 National Biotechnology Conference, AAPS President Danny D. Shen, Ph.D., presented the following ground-breaking researchers with awards...

Media Advisory Issued May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010 11:24 am | by Eastman | Comments

Chemical ‘ROC Stars’ Conference Curt Espeland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), will address the Chemical ROC Stars Conference, sponsored by Barclays Capital, in New York City, on May 18 at 3:25 p.m. ET.

Update: Event Advisory -- Announcement Of 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates

May 17, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Kavli Foundation ) On June 3, 8-10AM EDT, the World Science Festival launches its first full day with the announcement of the 2010 Kavli Prize laureates. This event features a keynote address by Harold Varmus, co-chair of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and...

Palm App Store Suffers Weekend Outage

May 17, 2010 10:23 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

PreCentral users reported problems downloading and updating apps from the Palm App Catalog.


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