February 2011

Egypt's Jasmine Revolution recently sparked a series of similar protests throughout the Middle East and Africa. Some of the most violent have occurred in the north African country of Libya, where dictator Muammar Gaddafi remains in power. Even though activists have seized many of the nation's cities, the capital, Tripoli, and the leader's hometown of […]

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Last American World War I veteran dies at 110

by Adam Russett on February 28, 2011

The last surviving U.S. World War I veteran, Frank Woodruff Buckles, passed away on his farm in Charlestown, West Virginia, on February 27, according to The Washington Post. A man who has been described as a "cordial fellow of gentle humor" by the news source originally enlisted in the Amy on August 14, 1917, at […]

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The King’s Speech wins top awards at the Oscars

by Jorge Hernandez on February 28, 2011

The King's Speech won the Academy Awards for best picture, best actor, best director and best original screenplay on February 27, at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, according to CNN. Christian Bale won the best supporting actor award for The Fighter and Melissa Leo, who played Christian Bale's mother in the same film, won […]

On February 24, Apple unveiled a preview of the new line of Macbooks which, while externally similar to the company's previous laptops, will feature new hardware, according to The Independent. "Some of the very earliest benchmark tests of Apple's new MacBook Pros have shown them fast enough to outperform some Mac Pro workstations," expert Matt […]

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Newborn mouse shown to regenerate heart

by nickj on February 25, 2011

For the first time, scientists have found a mammal with the ability to regrow heart tissue, according to new research published on February 25 and by the BBC. Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that young mice, of only a day old, have the same regenerative ability in their muscle that […]

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Tiger Woods eliminated in first round of Accenture Match Play

by Derrick Johnson on February 24, 2011

Tiger Woods was eliminated from the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship by Danish Thomas Bjorn, according to the Los Angeles Times. This is only the second time in his career that Woods has failed to pass the first round of the Accenture Match Play. Tiger is currently the third seed, while Lee […]

Many cellphone users have been worried that the radio-frequency emitted by their handsets may have an impact on their brains. A recent study conducted by a team of researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse has found that these fears may not be unfounded. The findings showed that even using the phone for less […]

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New test for autism in young children

by nickj on February 23, 2011

In a new study published on Tuesday, February 22, the Children's Hospital of Boston announced that it had analyzed brain scans of babies as young as six months old in the hopes of detecting autism early, reports Boston.com. The research was published in BMC Medicine and looked at 79 infants and young children from 6 […]

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Alyssa Milano and husband Dave Bugliari are expecting

by Jorge Hernandez on February 23, 2011

Actress Alyssa Milano of Charmed and Who's The Boss fame has announced that she is pregnant with her first child, according to People Magazine. "Yes, it's true. And we couldn't be happier. Thank you for your warm wishes and love! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of well wishes! I'm reading each one w/ big […]