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How Nintendo's Mario Got His Name    
April 26, 2010, 5:13 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

harrymcc writes "In 1981, tiny Nintendo of America was getting ready to release Donkey Kong. When the company's landlord, Mario Segale, demanded back rent, Nintendo staffers named the game's barrel-jumping protagonist after him. Almost thirty years later, neither Nintendo — which continues to crank out Mario games — nor Segale — now a wealthy, secretive Washington State real estate developer — like to talk about how one of video games' iconic characters got his name and...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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UK Wants To Phase Out Checks By 2018    
December 17, 2009, 6:37 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

The board of the UK Payments Council has set a date to phase out checks in a bid to encourage the advance of other forms of payment. They added, however, that the target of Oct. 2018 would only be realized if adequate alternatives are developed. "The goal is to ensure that by 2018 there is no scenario where customers, individuals or businesses, still need to use a cheque. The board will be especially concerned that the needs of elderly and vulnerable people are met," the Payments Council...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Scientists Crack 'Entire Genetic Code' of Cancer    
December 17, 2009, 12:15 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Entropy98 writes "Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of skin and lung cancer. From the article: 'Not only will the cancer maps pave the way for blood tests to spot tumors far earlier, they will also yield new drug targets, say the Wellcome Trust team. The scientists found the DNA code for a skin cancer called melanoma contained more than 30,000 errors almost entirely caused by too much sun exposure. The lung cancer DNA code had more than 23,000 errors largely triggered...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Cows That Burp Less Methane to Be Bred    
June 24, 2009, 5:23 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Canadian scientists are breeding a type of cow that burps less, in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gases. Cows are responsible for almost 75% of total methane emissions, mostly coming from burps. Stephen Moore, professor of agricultural, food and nutritional science at the University of Alberta, hopes the refined bovines will produce 25 per cent less methane. Nancy Hirshberg, spokesman for Stonyfield Farm says, "If every US dairy farmer reduced emissions by 12 per cent it would be equal...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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