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[17 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
The agency approved Gilead Sciences’ pill Truvada as a preventive measure for healthy people who are at high risk of acquiring HIV through sexual activity, such as those who have HIV-infected partners. The decision comes less than two weeks after the agency approved another landmark product: the first over-the-counter HIV test that Americans can use in the privacy of …

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[17 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

A great number of hypotheses have been suggested on feeding behavior of Diplodocus – thought to be one of the largest dinosaurs ever since its discovery over 130 years ago. These range between standard biting, combing leaves through peg-like teeth, ripping bark from trees similar to behavior in some living deer, and even grabbing shellfish from rocks.
A team of international researchers, led by the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum, used CT scans and biomechanical modeling to show that Diplodocus had a skull adapted to strip leaves from …

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[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Facebook and Yahoo have decided that they’re better when they’re together, putting an end to their courtroom battles. Now, they’ve agreed to cross-license the patents at the center of their scuffles and expand their advertising and content-sharing partnership. In the end, Yahoo stands to recover some lost ground in their news services and advertising divisions while Facebook can show their heavily tailored ads on websites other than their own.
For example, Yahoo will now be able to display ads created by a user’s “likes” in Facebook, the first company able to …

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

The report by the TUC reveals an “enormous” increase in long-term youth unemployment over the past 12 years, with the number of 18 to 24 year-olds out of work for a year or more rising by 874pc, from 6,260 in 2000 to 60,955 in 2012.
In the last year alone, youth joblessness lasting 12 months or more has gone up by 264pc, the research found.
Young people can often find it harder to get a job compared to older workers because they lack skills and experience, while at the same time traditional …

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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

While many climate change studies focus on the physical and ecological processes that drive greenhouse gas emissions, a new study published this week focuses on the societal forces that could cause global warming.
In a report published Sunday in Nature Climate Change, University of Michigan professor Tom Dietz and his colleague Eugene Rosa from Washington State University looked at the various social factors that have long been prime climate-change suspects, including the role of population growth.
“How does population growth influence greenhouse gas emissions?” lead author Dietz asks. “Well, in looking at …