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Study ties time shift, pedestrian deaths (AP)

AP - After clocks are turned back this weekend, pedestrians walking during the evening rush hour are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars than before the time change, two scientists calculate. Ending daylight saving time translates into about 37 more U.S. pedestrian deaths around 6 p.m. in November compared to October, the researchers...


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Study ties time shift, pedestrian deaths (AP)

AP - After clocks are turned back this weekend, pedestrians walking during the evening rush hour are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars than before the time change, two scientists calculate.

ESRB Sticks by 'M' Rating on 'Manhunt 2'

(AP) -- The board that assigns age ratings to video games will keep the "Mature" label on "Manhunt 2," resisting calls to raise it after hackers defeated measures that blur some of the game's violence.

Hay fever study interrogates prime suspect: pollen

A new online tool indicating pollen risk will allow people who suffer from hay fever and asthma to be more informed about air-borne organic irritants this spring. It`s part of a larger project designed to help those for whom warmer weather heralds the onset of hacking and wheezing.

If not in atmosphere, where does carbon go?

A prominent atmospheric scientist Monday (Oct. 29) called for more research into natural carbon “sinks,” which today absorb almost half of man-made carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere and which will play a large role in determining the extent of future global warming.

Laika, First Dog in Orbit

(AP) -- Just a month after the Soviet Union stunned the world by putting the first artificial satellite into orbit, it boasted a new victory - a much bigger satellite carrying a mongrel dog called Laika.

Lava provides window on early Earth

Researchers at Harvard and the University of Hawaii believe they`ve resolved a long-standing controversy over the roots of islands — volcanoes in the middle of tectonic plates — showing that the islands` lava provides a window into the early Earth`s makeup.

New computer program automates chip debugging

Fixing design bugs and wrong wire connections in computer chips after they've been fabricated in silicon is a tedious, trial-and-error process that often costs companies millions of dollars and months of time-to-market.