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Nielsen: Smartphones and the Internet are eating our TV time
Technology
Published in 4-12-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into the time Americans spend watching traditional TV, new Nielsen data show, potentially undermining the notion that mobile devices merely serve as "second screens" while people are plopped in front of the set. Data provided to The Associated Press show an increase in the number of 18-to-34-year-ol ...>>
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Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year
Technology
Published in 4-12-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. Ticks and deer flies pick up the bacteria from rabbits and other small mammals and then spread it when they bite humans. Symptoms include sudden fever, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain and weakness.
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Q&A: A look at the Nevada court fight over life-support
Technology
Published in 4-12-2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) A father's bid to keep his 20-year-old daughter on life-support at a Reno hospital after doctors declared her brain-dead is pending before a Nevada state court judge. Beyond the family attorney's claim on Wednesday that the cost of caring for Aden Hailu (AY'-dehn HEHL'-oo) is driving hospital efforts to pull the plug, the case raises key questions about Nevada& ...>>
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No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research
Technology
Published in 4-12-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) A tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to use for pregnancy but altering early embryos as part of careful laboratory research should be allowed as scientists and society continue to grapple with the ethical questions surrounding this revolutionary technology, organizers of an international summit concluded Thursday. Tools to precisely edit genes inside living cells, es ...>>
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Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid
Technology
Published in 27-11-2015
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HELSINKI (AP) Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.
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Pope to Paris climate negotiators: Don't let special interests 'manipulate' info, derail deal
Technology
Published in 27-11-2015
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Pope to Paris climate negotiators: Don't let special interests 'manipulate' info, derail deal.
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Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90
Technology
Published in 27-11-2015
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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. The University of Rhode Island, where Knauss founded a graduate program in oceanography, confirmed his death.
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Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers
Technology
Published in 27-11-2015
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers. Scientists say climate change and higher levels of nutrients such as phosphorus seeping into waterways may be why they're seeing a rising number of algae contamination cases. The EPA sai ...>>
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Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever
Technology
Published in 27-11-2015
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HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home. [...] recently, he didn't give the common pests much thought, but now his wife is six months pregnant and there's a growing dengue fever outbreak on the Big Island, where they live. Creagan said he wants state health officials to encourage voluntary isolation of people who ar ...>>
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Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank, leave 5 dead
Technology
Published in 20-11-2015
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JERUSALEM (AP) A pair of stabbing and shooting attacks carried out by Palestinians killed five people Thursday three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American in one of the deadliest days yet in a two month-long outburst of Israeli-Palestinian violence. In Thursday's first attack, a knife-wielding man stabbed and killed two Israelis as several of them gathered for afternoon prayers on the s ...>>
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Square's stock soars 45 percent in first day of trading
Technology
Published in 20-11-2015
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Investors' skittishness toward Square, known for its debit and card readers that plug into mobile devices, reflects uncertainty about the direction of the global economy as the Federal Reserve Bank prepares to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, said James Gellert, CEO of the research firm Rapid Ratings. Some investors are also worried about the distraction ...>>
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Wall Street feeling the chemistry with Match — shares fly
Technology
Published in 20-11-2015
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Shares of Match Group Inc. got a boost on their first day of trading, closing up $2.74, or 23 percent, to $14.74, after the initial public offering priced at the low end of its expected range. Match's IPO gained ground on the same day that Square, known for its credit and debit card readers that plug into smartphones, made a splash with its IPO.
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What's for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK'd by FDA
Technology
Published in 20-11-2015
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Ron Stotish, the company's CEO, said in a statement that the fish is a "game changer that brings healthy and nutritious food to consumers in an environmentally responsible manner without damaging the ocean and other marine habitats." Once the salmon reach stores, consumers may not know they are eating them. Because there are no material differences between an engineered and a normal salmon, ...>>
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Starboard urges Yahoo to keep Alibaba, sell core business
Technology
Published in 20-11-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Activist investor Starboard Value is urging Yahoo to scrap a planned spinoff of its lucrative stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and sell its own Internet business instead. The hedge fund didn't suggest who might be willing to buy Yahoo's Internet business, where revenue has been declining for years even though advertisers have been steadily increasing their ...>>
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Mexico hopes to see 3-4 times more monarch butterflies
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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Speaking during a visit to a monarch reserve with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Mexican Environment Secretary Rafael Pacchiano said initial reports suggest the butterfly population is rebounding. The population of orange-and-black butterflies making the 3,400-mile (5,500-kilometer) migration from the United States and Canada declined in recent years before recovering slightly in 2014, whe ...>>
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