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Wrinkly rocker Mick Jagger set on growing old disgracefully

Mick Jagger will celebrate his 70th birthday Friday, his ecstatic reception last month at the Glastonbury Festival still ringing in the ears, as just one of a generation of wrinkly rockers determined not to go quietly. The Stones raised the roof at the British music festival on June 29 with…

Television set injuries on the rise in the U.S.

Television sets injure one child every 30 minutes in America, and the rate of emergency room visits is increasing with the popularity of flat-screen TVs, according to a new study. Just over half (52 percent) of all TV injuries for those under 18 from 1990 to 2011 were due to…

Apple can’t rule out stolen data in attack on developer website

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s main website for developers remains shut after intruders tried to steal sensitive information last week, forcing the iPhone maker to overhaul its database and server software to prevent future breaches. The intrusion last Thursday marked a rare cyber attack on the U.S. company’s network and comes…

Palestinians say no peace talks without ’67 borders agreement

By Ali Sawafta and Allyn Fisher-Ilan RAMALLAH, West Bank/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Palestinians played down on Monday the significance of an imminent meeting in Washington of their top peace envoy with his Israeli counterpart, saying formal negotiation would not begin unless their opening terms were satisfied. The Palestinian position seemed…

U.S. Marshals lose track of 2,000 encrypted two-way radios: WSJ report

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Marshals Service has lost track of about 2,000 encrypted two-way radios worth millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing internal records it had obtained through a public records request. The paper reported that the problems date back…

Leaked memo reveals big pharma’s strategy to combat regulators who want drug trial results published

The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilised” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials. Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves, but regulators want to ban the practice. If companies…

Mexican oil pipeline explodes, injuring seven

An oil pipeline exploded in a rural area of central Mexico early Sunday, igniting a huge blaze that injured seven people, authorities said. Petroleos de Mexico, the state oil company, said on Twitter that the blast was caused by an attempted theft of crude oil. Five policemen and two firefighters…

Iberian lynx will be extinct within 50 years, biologists warn

Within 50 years, climate change will probably wipe out the world’s most endangered feline, the Iberian lynx, even if the world meets its target for curbing carbon emissions, biologists said on Sunday. The gloomy forecast, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that without a dramatic shift in conservative…

Stem cell research could lead to ‘unlimited supply’ of retina cells

Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy, according to a study published on Sunday. Scientists in Britain used stem cells — early-stage, highly versatile cells — taken from mice embryos, and cultured…

Choir can help those suffering from chronic mental illness: study

Joining a choir can improve the quality of life for people suffering from chronic mental illness, according to research published in the July issue of Psychology of Music. “The choir study showed that people with mental health problems who engaged in a regular meaningful group activity (choir rehearsals), in which…

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