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Swine Flu Vaccine May Be Linked to Rare Nerve Disorder

The H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine was associated with a small but significant risk for developing a rare nervous disorder called Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS), say doctors in a report detailed in the July 11 issue of  the Journal of the American Medical Association...

Motorola Sends a Tough, Sharp, Svelte Atrix HD To AT&T

The latest smartphone ready for AT&T's 4G, long-term evolution network arrives in the carrier's stores on Sunday for $99. The Motorola Atrix HD follows up the Atrix 4G and Atrix 2, previously available on AT&T, but will ship with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the next-to-newest operating system from Google, which recently finished acquiring Motorola Mobility. Thin, Tough and Sharp...

Got $10,000? Fly Your DNA to the Moon

Lunar fans stuck on Earth no longer have to settle for listening to Frank Sinatra sing "Fly Me to the Moon" for the umpteenth time — a Google Lunar X Prize team has promised to send anyone's DNA to the moon in exchange for a $10,000 online donation.

Canadian scientists protest against spending cuts

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several hundred Canadian scientists and their supporters held an unprecedented protest march on Tuesday to demonstrate against the government's decision to close down major facilities and fire research staff. The protesters, who say the right-of-center Conservative government dislikes science, walked through central Ottawa behind a woman dressed as the Grim Reaper and a coffin...

Oracle Buys Another Social Media Company: Involver

Oracle is upping its bet on social media. On Tuesday, the technology giant announced it is buying Involver, which will become part of its Oracle Cloud marketing platform. Terms of the deal were not announced. Involver provides software tools so that companies can interact with users on such sites as Facebook and Twitter, through customized Web pages, responses to user comments, app creation...

Intel Seeks To Accelerate R&D with $4.1 Billion Investment in ASML

In a move to accelerate the development of 450-millimeter wafer technology and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, Intel on Tuesday announced a multibillion-dollar investment in ASML Holding. Intel entered into a series of agreements worth $4.1 billion with its supplier. With the investment, Intel hopes to shorten the schedule for deploying the lithography equipment supporting these...

India: Enough About Higgs, Let's Discuss the Boson

While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week's breakthrough in identifying the existence of the Higgs boson particle, many in India were smarting over what they saw as a slight against one of their greatest scientists. Media covering the story gave lots of credit to British physicist Peter Higgs for theorizing the elusive subatomic "God particle,"...

Sitting Less Can Boost Your Life Expectancy

Sitting less could lead to a longer life, a study out Monday says. If most people spent less than three hours a day sitting, it would add two years to the average U.S. life expectancy. And if they cut the time they spent on the couch watching TV to less than two hours a day, it would add about 1.4 years to overall life expectancy, the research found. This is far less than the six hours a day that...

Supermoon Lights Up South Pole in Photo

Soon after the 24-hour darkness of Antarctic winter descended on the United States' Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, the crew of scientists and staff overwintering there got a much-welcomed dose of very bright...

Scientists Create 'MRI' of Sun's Interior

U.S. and German scientists say an "MRI" of the sun's interior plasma motions is yielding clues to how it transfers heat from its deep interior to its surface. Researchers at New York University with colleagues from NASA and the Max Planck Institute in Germany say the findings upend our understanding of how heat is transported outward by the sun, and challenges existing explanations of the...