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Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

India's Maruti offers vote to quell revolt

New Delhi - India's top carmaker Maruti Suzuki said Saturday it would seek minority shareholder approval for a controversial plan to source cars from a plant to be built by its Japanese parent that spurred an investor revolt.Japan's Suzuki Motor Co which owns some...
In the Media by AFP

France passes law punishing hasty plant closures

Paris - The French parliament on Monday definitively passed a law slapping tough penalties on firms who shut down without looking for a buyer in three months' time.The so-called "Florange law" is named after a steelworks in northern France where Socialist Pres...
In the Media by AFP

Indian authorities vow to demolish Coke plant

- Authorities in northern India said Friday they would demolish an "illegal" Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests over accusations it is extracting too much groundwater.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Why do seedling grow towards the light?

Botanists have discovered how cells in the stems of seedlings use blue light to grow towards the light. The discovery was made by examining seedling stems and a blue light used fitted to a microscope.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Heinz closes Leamington plant, 749 Canadians to lose jobs

Leamington - Around 740 Canadians will lose their jobs when Heinz closes its plant June 2014 in Leamington, Ontario. On Thursday, the company announced the future closing next June. The company made the announcement to its employees in the company cafeteria.
In the Media by Mike White - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Fertilizer plant in West, Texas explodes, injuring hundreds

Texas City - West, in Texas is evacuated after explosion hits fertilizer plant, killing at least five people and injuring approximately 200, including some children
In the Media by Michelle Duffy

Police use water cannons on protesters in Namur, Belgium

Namur - Following an announcement by ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, that they will be permanently shutting down a plant and six finishing lines in the Liege region, workers took to the streets in protest.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Chinese 'Thunder God Plant' may be able to crush cancer

Scientists believe that a plant called 'Thunder God Vine', which has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, may offer a cure for pancreatic cancer.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Boeing evacuates 500 over bomb threat on 9/11 anniversary

Ridley Park - Boeing has evacuated around 500 employees from its Pennsylvania plant after a bomb threat on Tuesday morning. The warning note was left in a bathroom.
In the Media by Anne Sewell
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