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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: PSB Holdings Inc. fell 8.9 percent to $7.15. Applied Genetic Tech fell 7.4 percent to $17.02. OncoMed Pharma fell 7.0 percent to $20.07. ...

  • 'Cauldrons' in Iceland glacier could point to volcano eruption: Met Office

    Ice over Iceland's rumbling Bardarbunga volcano has melted to reveal a row of 1-km wide "cauldrons", possibly due to a sub-glacial eruption, the country's meteorological office said late on Wednesday. Rumblings at Iceland's largest volcano system for about a week have raised worries of an eruption that could spell trouble for air travel. In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed much of Europe's airspace for six days. The Met Office said on its website it had not observed an increase in the level of tremors in connection with the discovery of the 4 to 6-km long line of 10 to 15-metre deep "cauldrons".

  • Underground lab glimpses 'soul' of the Sun
    Underground lab glimpses 'soul' of the Sun

    A lab sited under 1.4 kilometres (4,500 feet) of rock has detected particles from the Sun that help to measure activity at the very heart of our star, scientists said Wednesday. Deep beneath Italy's Apennine Mountains, the laboratory recorded low-energy neutrinos spewed out by the fusion of hydrogen protons, the mechanism by which the Sun's core generates energy, they said. Called pp neutrinos, the particles are a tool for measuring the Sun's vital signs, the scientists reported in the journal Nature. "By comparing the two different types of solar energy radiated -- as neutrinos and as surface light -- we obtain experimental information over about a 100,000-year timescale," said Andrea Pocar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  • Stephen Hawking delivers the most heartwarming ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video yet
    Stephen Hawking delivers the most heartwarming ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video yet

    No one is more aware of how hard it is to live with ALS than Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous physicist who has been suffering from an ALS-related condition for decades now. Because of this, we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw Hawking pop up in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video of his own to help raise funds for finding a cure for ALS. FROM EARLIER: Elon Musk engineers the most elaborate ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ contraption we’ve yet seen Unfortunately, Hawking said that he couldn’t take the Ice Bucket Challenge himself because he had pneumonia last year. However, he did recruit his three children Robert, Lucy and Tim to take the challenge on his

  • This traditional retailer might beat Amazon to same-day delivery
    This traditional retailer might beat Amazon to same-day delivery

    As Amazon and Google fight for same-day delivery supremacy an unlikely candidate could beat them both to the punch

  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants
    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.

  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter
    Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.

  • IMF chief charged with 'negligence' over graft case
    IMF chief charged with 'negligence' over graft case

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. The shock announcement came a day after she was grilled for more than 15 hours by a special court in Paris that probes ministerial misconduct, the fourth time she has been questioned in a case that has long weighed upon her position as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. "The investigating commission of the court of justice of the French Republic has decided to place me under formal investigation," she said in exclusive comments to AFP. In France, being placed under formal investigation is the nearest equivalent to being charged, and happens when an examining magistrate has decided there is a case to be answered.

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