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  • Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK “A Success”
    By on January 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    cold fjord writes: “The BBC reports, ‘Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal allergic reactions to food. There is no treatment so the only option for patients is to avoid them completely, leading to a lifetime of checking every food label before a meal. The trial … tried to train the children’s immune system to tolerate peanut. Every day they were given a peanut protein powder — starting off on a dose equivalent to a 70th of a peanut. (more…)



  • Study: Some Antioxidants Could Increase Cancer Rates
    By on January 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit writes “Many people take vitamins such as A, E, and C thinking that their antioxidant properties will ward off cancer. But some clinical trials have suggested that such antioxidants, which sop up DNA-damaging molecules called free radicals, have the opposite effect and raise cancer risk in certain people. Now, in a provocative study that raises unsettling questions about the widespread use of vitamin supplements, Swedish researchers have (more…)

  • VIDEO: Biggest January transfer deals so far
    By on January 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport takes a look at some of the notable Premier League transfers that have taken place in the January window.

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  • Garcia wins Qatar Masters title
    By on January 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Spain’s Sergio Garcia wins the Qatar Masters at the third extra hole of a play-off with Finland’s Mikko Ilonen.

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  • High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software
    By on January 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A Pennsylvania school district is going Linux and building an open source high school with the help of student technology apprentices. As part of a 1:1 laptop learning program, 1725 high school students at Penn Manor School District are receiving new laptops running Ubuntu and open source software exclusively. Central to the program is a student help desk where student programmers created a Linux multicast imaging system (more…)

  • Cleverly ‘trying out’ trainer Booth
    By on January 21, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nathan Cleverly trains under Adam Booth while Joe Calzaghe backs fellow Welshman’s withdrawal from cruiserweight debut.

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  • Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall
    By on January 21, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter MrBingoBoingo writes “Recently it was announced here on Slashdot that OpenBSD was facing an impending shortfall that jeopardized its continued existence. A sponsorship to save OpenBSD has been announced, and it wasn’t one of the usual culprits that saved OpenBSD, but a Romanian Bitcoin billionaire.”

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  • Cycling anti-doping panel named
    By on January 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    UCI president Brian Cookson names a war crimes investigator on a panel tasked with investigating doping in cycling.

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  • Apple Will Refund $32.5M To Settle In-App Purchase Complaints With FTC
    By on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “Apple today agreed to refund at least $32.5 million to iTunes customers in order to settle FTC complaints about charges incurred by children in kids’ mobile apps without their parents’ consent. ‘As alleged in the Commission’s complaint, Apple violated this basic principle by failing to inform parents that, by entering a password, they were permitting a charge for virtual goods or currency to be used by their child in playing a children’s (more…)

  • Supreme Court To Hear Aereo Case
    By on January 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    schwit1 writes “The Supreme Court will hear broadcasters’ challenge to the legality of startup Aereo, in a case that may not only determine the future of digital streaming of station signals but of network television itself. Without comment, the justices on Friday agreed to accept ABC Television Stations vs. Aereo, in which the television networks are seeking to halt the Barry Diller-backed venture, contending that its offering of streams of station (more…)