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Yahoo co-founder resigns

Yahoo co-founder resigns

Mr Yang said it was time to pursue interests outside Yahoo! Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo!, has resigned from its board. Mr Yang founded the online company in 1995 with David Filo and was its chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009. His resignation comes two weeks after the company hired former PayPal [&hellip

Dark matter galaxy hints seen

Dark matter galaxy hints seen

The light bent by a dark-matter-dominated galaxy can form what is known as an “Einstein ring” Astronomers have spotted a “dwarf” galaxy some 10 billion light-years away which may be made mostly of the mysterious material called dark matter. The dwarf was found using a technique called gravitational lensing. It is only the second dark [&hellip

Office workers ‘forget to stand’

Office workers ‘forget to stand’

Office workers need to get out of their chairs more and talk to people face-to-face instead of using email, according to researchers.   They are warning that people are spending too long sitting at desks. A study, to be presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Occupational Conference, claims people spend an average of five [&hellip

Headphone involved crashes increasing

Headphone involved crashes increasing

The number of headphone-wearing pedestrians who get seriously injured or killed in roadway accidents has extensively increased in recent years, a US study says. Researchers at the University of Maryland reviewed 116 railway and roadway accident from 2004 to 2011 across the US where injured pedestrians were documented as wearing headphones. The findings revealed that [&hellip

C-section kids at higher asthma risk

C-section kids at higher asthma risk

Children delivered by cesarean section are slightly at a greater risk of developing asthma by age 3 compared with those who are born naturally. The analysis of data from more than 37,000 Norwegian mothers and their children revealed that kids born by C-section had a slightly higher risk for asthma at age 3, but no [&hellip

Summary of Activities 2011‏

Summary of Activities 2011‏

2011 Projects Highlights only Education: * Scholarship to a young bright student from Kenya to study Medicine in Russia * School fees, uniforms and school supplies to more than 400 students, many being orphans * Scholarship (2nd and final year) to a young lady in Kenya to obtain her Masters Degree in Sociology * Scholarship [&hellip

London’s Museum to scan visitors’ faces in 3D

London’s Museum to scan visitors’ faces in 3D

Dr Chris Abela, a senior craniofacial fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital, explains what participants will experience Visitors to London’s Science Museum are being invited to have their faces scanned in 3D. The Me in 3D stand at the museum uses a series of cameras to build a virtual image visitors can then view and [&hellip

Experts call for energy drink warnings

Experts call for energy drink warnings

The Australian Medical Association calls for age-restrictions on energy drinks following significant rise in the number of teens affected by adverse effects. Health experts from the University of Sydney and the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre warned that reports of reactions caused by drinks such as Red Bull and V jumped from just 12 [&hellip

Coffee lowers type-2 diabetes risk

Coffee lowers type-2 diabetes risk

A group of Chinese researchers believe they have found how regular consumption of coffee can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Previous studies had suggested that people who usually drink four or more cups of coffee per day are 50 percent less likely to develop type-2 diabetes. Now researchers at the Huazhong University of [&hellip

Plant nourishing gene discovered

Plant nourishing gene discovered

New research conducted at the University of Warwick has identified a nourishing gene that controls the transfer of nutrients from plant to seed. Called Meg1, the new gene was discovered by a team from the University of Warwick, the University of Oxford and the agricultural biotech research company Biogemma. The gene which regulates the optimum [&hellip