Gene mutation produces autism-like traits in mice

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Diagram of a synapse By causing the mutation of one specific gene, researchers have produced mice with two frequently encountered behavioral traits of persons diagnosed with autism. Autism commonly affects the ability to interact socially and is associated with repetitive behavior. The finding was reported in the March 20 online edition […]

Appalachia Mountains coal company plays State politics

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Massey logo Massey Energy Co., the fourth largest coal producer in the U.S., filed a federal lawsuit against the Governor of West Virginia, Joe Manchin. Massey’s CEO Don Blankenship alleged that Gov. Manchin acted in retaliation against the company’s coal mining operations because the company spent $650,000 in an advertising campaign […]

Eleven children injured in Scottish school shooting; two teenagers detained

Thursday, February 24, 2011 Two individuals are in custody after eleven secondary school students were injured in a firearms incident near a school Auchinleck Academy, in East Ayrshire, Scotland, yesterday afternoon. Police have said they are carrying out “extensive enquiries” into the incident, which reportedly involved an air gun or BB gun. I wasn’t really […]

Indian Railways tie up with Bombardier Transportation

Thursday, November 9, 2006 The Indian Railways (IR) has tied up with the Canadian transport solutions major Bombardier Transportation to produce electronic freight locomotives in the country for the proposed Rupee (Rs) 22,000-crore (one crore is 10 million) dedicated freight corridors on the eastern and western routes. Bombardier produces regional aircraft and business jets to […]

Explosion, fire temporarily halts cereal production at General Mills plant

General Mills logo. Image: General Mills. Friday, March 5, 2010 Buffalo, New York — Production was temporarily halted at the General Mills cereal plant in Buffalo, New York after malfunctioning equipment exploded, causing a fire. According to communications between fire crews, a fan in a hopper exploded on the 4th floor just before midnight (EST). […]

Malaysian government warns citizens about Uncyclopedia

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Satire site Uncyclopedia, a parody of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has been labeled by the Malaysian government as dangerous. The Internal Security Department of Malaysia issued the warning today, […]

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