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Antidepressant Link to Breast and Ovarian Cancer Scrutinized

Apr 7th, 2011 | By

The possible link between antidepressants and breast and ovarian cancer needs to be looked at more objectively, according to a study published in this week’s issue of PLoS One. The study surveyed results of 61 previous studies, and found that the risk of cancer increased 11 percent on average for patients taking antidepressants. The survey
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Ryo Ishikawa Donates 2011 Golf Tournament Earnings to Japan

Apr 7th, 2011 | By
Ryo Ishikawa Donates 2011 Golf Tournament Earnings to Japan

Japanese-born golfer Ryo Ishikawa announced last week that he will donate all his 2011 golf tournament earnings plus 100,000 yen per birdie to help his homeland recover from the natural disasters that have struck over the past month. If Ishikawa wins the Masters, that could amount to over $3 million. Ishikawa has been away on
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Chinese Video Site Youku Launches Miss Puff Online Series

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Chinese Video Site Youku Launches Miss Puff Online Series

The leading Chinese Internet television site Youku announced last week that it will launch the animated web serial Miss Puff this month. The series will continue the popular animated short Miss Puff’s Goldfish Bowl that premiered last November and has been viewed more than five million times and linked in two million tweets. The trailer
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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Talk Spurred by New Trailer

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Talk Spurred by New Trailer

As Disney released a new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed to USA Today that the script for the fifth movie in the series is already in development. The new movies will feature standalone plots focused on Johnny Depp’s character Captain Jack Sparrow. The first three
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WWE Superstar Steve Austin Won’t Be Dancing with the Stars

Apr 5th, 2011 | By
WWE Superstar Steve Austin Won’t Be Dancing with the Stars

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin may be a WWE Superstar, but he won’t be Dancing with the Stars on ABC. The wrestler-turned-actor said in an interview Monday that he has turned down an offer to appear on the show. Stone Cold has “two left feet” and his rhythm is “so-so at best,” he admitted. Austin will
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Defense Plus Walker Lead Huskies to NCAA Championship

Apr 5th, 2011 | By

A strong defense plus Kemba Walker’s offense led the University of Connecticut Huskies to a 53-41 romp over the Butler Bulldogs in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Houston Monday night. The Huskies shut down the Bulldogs’ offense to take their 11th consecutive game, capping off a 32-9 season. Connecticut trailed 22-19 after a low-scoring
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Toys “R” Us Hires Mattel Marketing Innovator Neil Friedman

Apr 4th, 2011 | By
Toys “R” Us Hires Mattel Marketing Innovator Neil Friedman

Toy retailer Toys”R”Us, in preparation for an initial public offering, announced Monday that its new President of US Business will be Neil Friedman, renowned for his success with promoting Tickle Me Elmo and new Barbie models. Friedman will oversee merchandising, marketing, and operations at the chain’s stores and online business in the United States, reporting
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NASA Releases First Photos from Mercury Mission

Apr 4th, 2011 | By
NASA Releases First Photos from Mercury Mission

Last Tuesday NASA began releasing its first photos from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. The first image released showed a cratered area of Mercury’s south pole that looked similar to the surface of Earth’s Moon. 363 more images were taken over the next six hours before the ship began downloading data to Earth. More images
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DOE Launches America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By
DOE Launches America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program

The Department of Energy announced its America’s Next Top Energy Innovator program last week, reducing paperwork and cost requirements for businesses to license patents developed by the DOE’s National Laboratories and Technology Centers. The program aims to encourage businesses to develop new technologies that will drive American economic growth. “America’s entrepreneurs and innovators are the
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Walker Leads Huskies to 1 Point Win on Way to Championship

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By
Walker Leads Huskies to 1 Point Win on Way to Championship

Rising junior star Kemba Walker led the University of Connecticut Huskies to a 56-55 win over the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday night. The victory sends the Huskies to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to play the Butler Bulldogs, who defeated the VCU Rams 70-62 Saturday night. Shooting was sloppy on both sides, which made for a
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