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Microsoft ordered to pay $290 mn in Word patent case
Seattle, Dec 23 (DPA) A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a $290-million judgement against Microsoft for infringing on a patent in its flagship product Word relating to the use of XML or extensible markup language.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:53:05 AM

New York ranks at bottom in US happiness rating
New York, Dec 23 (DPA) New Yorkers, it seems, are the most unhappy bunch you can imagine in the US, a study published in Science magazine said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:42:46 AM

Zeta-Jones' agent slams her breast flashing reports
New York, Dec 23 (IANS) Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones' representative has blasted reports the actress accidentally flashed a nipple during a recent performance of her Broadway show 'A Little Night Music', branding the rumours 'completely false'.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:15:24 AM

US economy up 2.2 percent in third quarter
Washington, Dec 22 (DPA) The US economy grew slower than expected 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2009, revised government figures showed Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:10:55 PM

Mature students register more positive gains from sex
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Mature students are likely to register more positive gains from sex than their less emotionally sound counterparts, research says.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:43:25 PM

Wearing helmets can protect skiers from head injuries, fatalities
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) The tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson earlier this year, highlighting risks inherent in skiing, could have been prevented with a helmet, says a neurologist.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:39:28 PM

Amino acid helps protein grow tooth enamel
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Proline, a simple amino acid that recurs at the centre of proteins found in tooth enamel, makes teeth stronger and more resilient, according to a new research.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:48:50 PM

Long term exposure to sun damages structure of skin
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Long-term exposure to sun causes physical and structural changes to the skin and photodamage, says a new report.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:41:07 PM

Depressed people can't sustain positive emotions
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Depression can zap the brain's ability to sustain positive emotions, according to a new study.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:37:22 PM

Chinese herbal products may trigger urinary tract cancer
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) After several Chinese goods came under the scanner due to possible health hazards, now a new study says herbal products made in that country could increase the risk of urinary tract cancer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 1:51:36 PM

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