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He wasn’t the President…

UN climate talks progress on aid for poor nations

POZNAN, Poland, Dec 12 (Reuters) – U.N. climate talks made progress on Friday towards launching a fund to help poor nations adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as floods, droughts or rising sea levels, after two weeks of deadlock.

Portable water?

Astronauts work on space station water recycler

“We want to get this system running as soon as possible so we can process urine and verify that we have good portable water coming out the other side,” said station flight engineer Sandra Magnus during an in-flight interview.

Wine reference causes ferment…

November 14, 2008

Green Living: Going raw sparks life change — and a movie

Norwood said eating raw did not have to be dull. Wine is distilled not fermented so is raw and you can get raw chocolate.

Nobel Prize winner?

September 24, 2008

Live Earth show to help boost solar energy

nobel-ipcc-180.jpgThe proceeds from the concert will go to the “Light A Billion Lives campaign,” supported by Nobel Prize-winner Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the United Nation’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Stardust memories…

September 23, 2008

Stardust evidence points to planet collision

stardust-220.jpgWriting in the Astrophysical Journal, the team at UCLA, Tennessee State University and the California Institute of Technology said it spotted the dust orbiting a star known as BD +20 307, 300 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Aries.

First color television?

Tech fair makes room for refrigerators and washers

color-television-240.jpgFRANKFURT (Reuters) – More than 60 years after its debut, one of the world’s oldest consumer electronics fairs is venturing into new territory this week by making room to showcase washers, dryers, stoves and other household appliances.

A story in two minutes?

Side effects mar Elan, Wyeth Alzheimer’s trial

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters)- Keenly awaited details on Elan and Wyeth’s new Alzheimer’s drug bapineuzumab show it raised the risk of a potentially serious side effect, especially in people with a genetic risk of the disease, the companies said on Tuesday.

Bad choice of photos


Why do you illustrate this story with an image of an obese woman? No woman, whatever her size, is at risk for prostate cancer.

Too much dirt

Martian soil appears able to support life

lander-200.jpgThe 1 cubic meter (35 cubic feet) of soil was taken from about 1 inch below the surface of Mars and had a pH, or alkaline, level of 8 or 9. “We were all flabbergasted at the data we got back,” Kounaves said.

Car that runs on water?

Petrol pricey? Japanese invent car that runs on water

water-160.jpgTOKYO, June 13 (Reuters Life!) – Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water.