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New SARS virus linked to bats

PARIS: A novel strain of the deadly SARS virus that sparked a health scare this year is closely related to a virus found in Asian bats, according to a study published on

Google’s Android is eating Apple’s lunch

SAN FRANCISCO: Smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple’s turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices, analyst

Skin-lightening cream factory busted in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Authorities in Bangladesh said Sunday they had sealed off a cosmetics factory in Dhaka for using harmful chemicals including mercury in skin-lightening creams.

Microsoft’s ‘Do Not Track’ privacy effort at crossroads

WASHINGTON: A movement by privacy activists to curb tracking of Internet users’ browsing habits scored a major victory last month when Microsoft launched its new

Space collisions could rise due to more CO2

LONDON: More satellites and orbiting debris could collide in the upper atmosphere because a buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) has reduced the “drag effect” which can eventually send some space junk back

Brazil aims to clone wild animal species

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian researchers are turning to cloning to help fight the perilous decline of several animal species.

US probes if deaths were linked to energy shots

WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called “energy shots” and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them o

New York Times review puts chef in hot water

NEW YORK: Celebrity TV chef Guy Fieri was chopping mad Thursday after being sliced and diced in a scathing New York Times review of his soggy fries and "nuclear waste" drinks.

Lawyer sues Microsoft over Surface tablet storage

LOS ANGELES: A California lawyer is suing Microsoft Corp., claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn’t have all the storage space the company advertised.

Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space

PARIS: Astronomers yesterday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space.

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