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Yahoo sues Facebook over Patents

Yahoo sues Facebook over Patents

Facebook’s upcoming share sale could value the company to be worth as much as $100bn (£64bn) Yahoo claims the social network has infringed 10 of its patents including systems and methods for advertising on the web. Facebook denies the allegation. The move comes ahead of Facebook’s planned flotation later this year. Patent litigation has become [&hellip

Ozone pioneer Rowland dies at 84

Ozone pioneer Rowland dies at 84

The death has been announced of Sherwood Rowland – the US chemistry professor who first suspected that the Earth’s protective ozone layer was being depleted by man-made chemicals. Prof Rowland published a paper on the dangers of the then-popular chlorofluorocarbons – CFCs – in 1974. His ideas were derided at the time by other scientists [&hellip

Berries may prevent memory loss

Berries may prevent memory loss

A new study conducted by at Tufts University researchers has found that regular consumption of berries may boost brain function and prevent age related memory loss. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables has always been tied to healthier life and better function of several vital organs including heart and brain. Now a review of animal [&hellip

Heart pill changes racist attitudes

Heart pill changes racist attitudes

A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of lowering racist attitudes, says a new study suggesting that adverse effects are not always bad. British researchers found that low doses of propranolol, a common heart disease drug used for excessive heartbeat and high blood pressure, may also affect racist behavior.The drug reduces heartbeat [&hellip

Dalglish seeks derby day reaction

Dalglish seeks derby day reaction

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and captain Steven Gerrard are calling on the Reds to end their recent slump with a derby win over Everton on Tuesday. The Carling Cup winners have lost their last three league games, their worst run since 2003, and Dalglish insists everyone at the club is accountable. He said: “Everyone needs [&hellip

Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle Utd

Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle Utd

Thomas Vermaelen hit a 95th-minute winner as Arsenal closed to within a point of third-placed Tottenham. Hatem Ben Arfa put Newcastle ahead with a stylish low finish – but the lead lasted less than a minute. Theo Walcott fired a cross into Robin van Persie, who scored his 33rd goal of the season with a [&hellip

Venus and Jupiter to pass in the night sky

Venus and Jupiter to pass in the night sky

The pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the sky is set to reach its closest point in the coming days. Despite being vastly far from one another in space, the conjunction will make them appear just a few degrees apart in the sky – about the width of a pair of fingers held at arm’s [&hellip

Sign language ‘turned into text’

Sign language ‘turned into text’

It is hoped the new technology could transform how sign language users communicate Technology aimed at translating sign language into text is being developed by Aberdeen scientists. The portable sign language translator (PSLT) would use the camera on devices such as laptops and phones. An app would then translate the movements into text which can [&hellip

Mother’s voice good for premature babies

Mother’s voice good for premature babies

Premature babies who listen to recordings of their mother’s heartbeat and voice are less likely to experience heart and respiratory conditions, a small US study suggests. The trial included 14 extremely premature infants, born between 26 and 32 weeks gestation who were hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital [&hellip

Dehydration alters mood, ability to think

Dehydration alters mood, ability to think

A recent study has suggested that mild dehydration can have an adverse effect on a person’s energy level, mood and ability to think and perform mental tasks. Researchers at the University of Connecticut asked a group of dehydrated subjects to do a series of tests on concentration, reasoning, memory, learning and vigilance. The results were [&hellip