When Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed as if the Environmental Protection Agency would stand in its way.
To get the ore out of the ground, the company needed a permit to pollute a pristine supply of underground drinking water in an area already parched by drought.
Further, EPA scientists feared that radioactive contaminants would flow from the mining site into [...]
The United States government is buying enough of a new smallpoxmedicine to treat two million people in the event of a bioterrorism attack, and took delivery of the first shipment of it last week. But the purchase has set off a debate about the lucrative contract, with some experts saying the government is buying too much of the drug at too high a price.
Marc Andreessen, the creator of Netscape and a partner of Andreessen Horowitz, isn’t afraid to speak his mind.
Andreessen, who is invested in Pinterest, Foursquare and Business Insider, recently discussed the future of commerce with PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy.
He told her traditional retail stores will die off, and e-commerce stores will be the only way we shop in the future.
We’ve already seen this happen in some categories. Netflix put Blockbuster out of business, Circuit [...]
Thought it was only your future mother-in-law you had to worry about?
Think again chaps.
A quarter of women would dump a man if their pet didn’t like him, a study found – and a third would leave their own bed and sleep on the floor next to their pet if it was ill.
A woman’s best friend: A quarter of women said they would leave their partners if their pet didn’t like [...]
Too Big to Fail: The $9 Billion Japanese Check to Morgan Stanley
Perhaps the largest physical check ever written. A few weeks prior to TARP, Goldman Sachs went to Warren Buffett and Morgan Stanley found a partner in Mitsubishi.
After a lengthy investigation, Wilson was indicted in April on a misdemeanor insurance charge for laundering a total $8,000 in campaign contributions from Missouri Employers Mutual Co., a state-created workers’ compensation company based in Columbia, to the Missouri Democratic Party through a St. Louis law firm, Herzog Crebs. Former Herzog Crebs partner Ed Griesedieck III was also indicted.
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Losing its genitals, being eaten alive, or fighting off enemies: It’s a tough life for nephilengys malabarensis
The phrase ‘eunuch’ has derogatory connotations for us humans – but it is a different matter for spiders.
The male nephilengys malabarensis spider loses its spider penis when it has sex with a female, which is in itself a clever (if potentially painful) evolutionary trick, as it plugs up the lady spider’s genitals and stops [...]
12:11 p.m. | Updated The ailing cable news channel CNN on Wednesday abruptly ended “John King, USA,” its 6 p.m. political news program.
The program will be replaced at the end of the month by “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which will expand from two hours long to three hours. Mr. Blitzer’s program currently precedes Mr. King’s, beginning at 4 p.m.
Ken Jautz, the executive in charge of CNN, said in an [...]
Italy will be the next country to need a full-scale bailout after the one announced on June 9 by Spain, according to Sean Jones, founding partner and president of indipendent rating agency Egan-Jones.
Speaking today to CNBC Asia, Egan said that a bailout of Italy from the European Union will be triggered by high levels of government debt and the credit quality of Italian banks, and will likely to be announced [...]
If François Hollande has styled himself as Mr Normal – recently photographed buying fruit compote in a Paris supermarket and saying he would continue to do so after he’s elected “if the fridge is empty” – his partner, Valérie Trierweiler, could revolutionise the unofficial role of France’s first lady.
If, as she has promised, the 46-year-old journalist keeps her contract for the magazine Paris Match and continues to work, it would [...]
Iran’s ‘distressed’ oil to keep flowing – at deep discount
By Steve Hargreaves@CNNMoneyJanuary 12, 2012: 4:49 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Despite tightening sanctions on Iran’s oil industry, experts say the country’s crude should still flow — but perhaps at a deep discount.
In fact, the bargaining has already begun, two analysts said.
China, the largest buyer of Iranian oil, has sharply reduced its imports from Iran over the past two months.
But it hasn’t [...]
Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — Gijsbert Groenewegen, a partner at Silver Arrow Capital Management, talks about the outlook for the euro and gold prices. He speaks with Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Starting treatment for HIV immediately after diagnosis is the most effective method yet discovered for preventing an infected partner from passing the virus that causes AIDS to a healthy partner, according to many experts.
A U.S. National Institutes of Healthsponsored international study of 1,763 mostly heterosexual couples released Thursday finds that the drugs used to treat AIDS can almost totally eliminate the transmission of the virus.
The study began in 2005 and was supposed to last 10 [...]
A DAD-of-four who split up a fight in a McDonald’s was shot dead moments after being told he wouldn’t see the morning.
Raymond Mitchell, 34, had only popped into the restaurant to buy a hot chocolate.
But he apparently caused offence after splitting up two men fighting in the queue.
One of them, who had several gold teeth, shouted at Raymond: “You are gonna die tonight, you are not gonna see the morning.”
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Two people died in the crash of an experimental Christen Eagle aircraft, which was found Monday about 12 miles west of San Angelo, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department said.