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  • Panda Blood May Hold Potent Assailant Against Superbugs
    By on December 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “Pandas have long been the face of conservation efforts by environmental activists, but a recent finding may boost even further the need for pandas to evade extinction. Researchers have discovered a powerful antibody in panda blood that could serve as the next frontier in the fight against increasingly prevalent superbugs. The compound is called cathelicin-AM. Discovered when researchers analyzed the creatures’ DNA, it has (more…)



  • VIDEO: Pascoe praise for ‘superb’ Suarez
    By on December 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe praises the “superb” Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan forward scored twice in a 3-0 Premier League win over QPR.

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  • Early Apple Designs Revealed, Courtesy of Harmut Esslinger
    By on December 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    SternisheFan writes with an excerpt as carried by CNET of former Apple design chief Harmut Esslinger’s upcoming book, titled Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change. Writing of Steve Job’s integration of design as an essential element across the company as a whole, Esslinger says: “The company’s [then] CEO, Michael Scott, had created different business divisions for each product line, including accessories such as monitors and memory (more…)

  • Ferguson rules out Nani departure
    By on December 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sir Alex Ferguson insists Nani will not be sold in January.

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  • Iran Claims New Cyberattacks On Industrial Sites
    By on December 26, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    wiredmikey writes “Iranian officials on Tuesday said a ‘Stuxnet-like’ cyberattack hit some industrial units in a southern province. ‘A virus had penetrated some manufacturing industries in Hormuzgan province, but its progress was halted,’ Ali Akbar Akhavan said, quoted by the ISNA news agency. Akhavan said the malware was ‘Stuxnet-like’ but did not elaborate, and that the attack had occurred over the ‘past few months.’ One of the targets of the latest (more…)

  • VIDEO: Redknapp hints at January deals
    By on December 26, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp says his team “lacked quality” in their 1-0 defeat at Newcastle, and hints that he will look to sign some new players during the January transfer window.

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  • Verheijen attacks FAW over Speed
    By on December 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Football Association of Wales has “destroyed” Gary Speed’s legacy, says former assistant manager Raymond Verheijen.

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  • Training Under Way For New Nuclear Plant Operators In S. Carolina
    By on December 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    “Start thinking about getting your tinfoil hat radiation hardened,” writes an anonymous reader, and excerpts thus from ABC News: “Southern Co. in Georgia and SCANA Corp. in South Carolina are the first to prepare new workers to run a recently approved reactor design never before built in the United States. Training like it will be repeated over the decades-long lifetime of those plants and at other new ones that may share the technology in years to (more…)

  • California Sues Delta Air Lines Over Mobile Privacy
    By on December 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter mrheckman writes “California is suing Delta Air Lines for violation of California’s on-line privacy law. Delta failed to ‘conspicuously post a privacy policy within their mobile app that informs users of what personally identifiable information is being collected and what will be done with it’ after a 30-day notice. Delta’s app collects ‘substantial personally identifiable information such as a user’s full name, telephone number, email (more…)

  • VIDEO: Sports Personality: Ask McIlroy
    By on December 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sports Personality of the Year contender Rory McIlroy reveals his love of Batman and his failed attempt at learning Polish.

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