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US paper attacked in shooting covers its own tragedy

Washington - A local newspaper targetted in a shooting that left five dead managed to publish on Friday, covering its own tragedy and leaving its editorial page blank in honor of those slain.

The Uzbek entrepreneur tapping paper's age-old power

Chilanzar - The passage of time seems to have slowed down at Zarif Mukhtarov's paper mill in a village not far from ex-Soviet Uzbekistan's silk road city, Samarkand.

US slaps tariffs on Canadian paper imports

Washington - The United States hit Canada with yet another round of punitive import tariffs, this time for as much as 10 percent on paper used to print newspapers and books.

Instead of trees, this startup is making paper out of stone

Tokyo - Nobuyoshi Yamasaki's TMB Co. doesn't use trees to make paper. Instead, it uses limestone, which he says is almost inexhaustible.

Dropbox Smart Sync lets you access cloud files from your desktop

Dropbox has announced a new feature that lets you access all your cloud files from your desktop, even if they're not synced to your computer. Smart Sync is similar to Microsoft's abandoned OneDrive placeholders, making cloud storage easier to use.

Indonesian pulp mill causing huge environmental damage: activists

Jakarta - Green groups said Thursday that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage.

Exam students vent their frustration at Edexcel GCSE maths paper

16-year-old school students have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at a maths exam paper by British exam board Edexcel, taken today. The trend has led to thousands mocking the "impossible" questions by turning them on their heads with memes.

Researchers develop light-emitting paper for flexible displays

Chinese researchers have successfully created a sheet of light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper with a new eco-friendly manufacturing technique. The paper could be used to create truly flexible displays for bendable gadgets of the future.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Some special editions of Monopoly contain real bank notes

It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.

EU stamps out envelope cartel

Brussels - The EU's competition watchdog fined five European envelope makers 20 million euros on Thursday for drawing up a price-fixing cartel.

Recycling in the home to save money and the environment

The sheer quantity of garbage in this world is horrendous. Landfills, covered in glass, plastic, food leftovers and more, blight our landscapes. What we need to do is recycle our trash, not only to save the environment, but also to save a few bucks.

A paper-based test for cancer unveiled

Scientists have unveiled as prototype for a paper-based test for cancer. The test uses nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine designed for the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.

BBC presenter Simon McCoy clutches ream of paper instead of iPad

The BBC’s Simon McCoy baffled viewers earlier today by presenting a live news report while holding a stack of refill photocopier paper he thought was an iPad.

Amnesty’s Fan the Flame campaign

The paper dioramas created by the Russian artists from People Too, at the request of Ogilvy & Mather, have created a moving and powerful ad campaign for Amnesty International.

Bad advertising: Buchenwald victims used for slimming pills ad

Tallin - In a case of really poor judgment, an Estonian newspaper published an ad for slimming pills, showing exhausted concentration camp torture victims to portray new, slim bodies.

Hawaii the first US state to ban plastic bags

Honolulu - The option to choose paper or plastic is officially coming to an end in sunny Hawaii, the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags.

Trouble brewing in the mills with the Newark Group

As the Newark Group plans for their one-hundred years of innovation anniversary, a troubled past lessens the hope that they will be around for another ten years, let alone one-hundred more.

Staples to sell Dunder Mifflin paper products

Scranton - Big box office supply store Staples will sell products based on a fictional company Dunder Mifflin from the NBC comedy "The Office" .

Boy made to 'repent sins' by eating paper with 'sorry' on it

Northallerton - In a bizarre development at a school in Northallerton, England, a mother has pulled her son out of school after a church group forced him to eat a note saying "sorry".

The Future of Publishing is Wood-Free

The publishing world is changing, and whether in a screen or on the shelf, traditional wood-pulp paper must wave farewell.

U.S. sets off alert over Chinese paper

Dalian - A paper written by a Chinese graduate student regarding the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid has raised concern in the U.S. congress.

London Paper faces closure

News International has suggested it will shut down The London Paper, a free evening paper which is currently running at a loss.

Twitter launches Twitter101, announces new homepage design

Twitter has just announced a new site called Twitter 101 which provides advice to businesses on how to best integrate Twitter into their offerings.

Op-Ed: Print Media is Alive But Invisible

Hardly a day goes by when one doesn’t read “news” about the demise of a giant metro daily. Even fake news is facing the guillotine now.

Australian company makes paper out of wombat droppings

An Australian paper manufacturer has introduced a new successful product into the market: paper made of the faeces of wombats.

Durable $5000 Home Made From Recycled Paper, Cardboard

A Swiss company has created a low-cost durable prefabricated house from recycled paper and cardboard. A home for two can be built for less than $5,000 and last for years.

Fists of Fury: 2008 World Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship in Toronto

This year's governing body of the Championship for the World Rock, Paper Scissors Society expects record turnout and have a special documentary, ‘Rock Paper Scissors: A Geek Tragedy’ showing at the Bloor Cinema. We talk to a perennial WRPS competitor.

Is Green Junk Mail Coming?

How many trees does it take to create a piece of junk mail? Too many, according to a growing number of protesters. They want junk mail to go green by encouraging marketers to use recycled paper and choose sustainable vendors.

British papers apologize to Madeleine McCann's parents

On Wednesday two British newspapers made unprecedented front page apologies to Madeleine McCann's parents because the papers suggested that they might have killed their daughter and covered up her death.
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A Gutenberg press replica at the Featherbed Alley Printshop Museum  in Bermuda.
A Gutenberg press replica at the Featherbed Alley Printshop Museum, in Bermuda.
Chinese researchers have created a sheet of light-emitting foldable paper
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