09 Nov 2011

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Russian craft on Mars mission stuck in orbit (Reuters)

The Zenit-2SB rocket blasts off from its launch pad at the cosmodrome Baikonur November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Oleg UrusovReuters - A Russian spacecraft designed to bring back soil samples from one of the moons of Mars veered off course Wednesday after its launch, clouding hopes Russia could pull off its first interplanetary mission in more than two decades.

09 Nov 2011 5:25pm GMT

Air pollution in EU still poses major health risks: report (Reuters)

Reuters - Air quality in the European Union remains below some World Health Organization standards, increasing the risk of premature deaths and environmental damage, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) said in a report Wednesday.

09 Nov 2011 5:23pm GMT

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Democrats dismiss GOP deficit offer (AP)

AP - Members of a special deficit-cutting panel are getting renewed encouragement from their colleagues even as they remain far apart on taxes and cuts to so-called entitlement programs like Medicare.

09 Nov 2011 5:22pm GMT

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Obama urges black supporters to stay unified (AP)

AP - President Barack Obama says his African-American supporters must be unified and persistent in order to help their community get through tough economic times.

09 Nov 2011 5:20pm GMT

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Court likely to overturn Calif. law on livestock (AP)

AP - The Supreme Court seems ready to overturn a California law requiring euthanization of downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation's food system.

09 Nov 2011 5:14pm GMT

Obama signs order to cut travel, cellphones, swag (AP)

AP - President Barack Obama has signed an executive order directing government agencies to cut back spending on items ranging from travel to cell phones, and even souvenirs like pens and coffee mugs. His goal is for the executive branch to reduce expenditures by 20 percent in areas covered by the executive order.

09 Nov 2011 5:10pm GMT

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Obama ‘can’t wait’ for 8 minutes worth of spending cuts (Daily Caller)

Daily Caller - President Barack Obama today said he "can't wait" for Congress to cut travel spending by federal employees, so he's ordering a 20 percent cut by himself.

09 Nov 2011 4:55pm GMT

Mel Hancock Founded Tea Party-Style Politics in Missouri (ContributorNetwork)

ContributorNetwork - Former U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock of Missouri has died. The Springfield News-Leader reports he lived in Springfield, Mo., and was 82 years old when he died in his sleep Monday. The most famous thing he is noted for was passage of the so-called "Hancock Amendment" that limits the amount of taxation Missouri can take from its citizens without a vote of the people.

09 Nov 2011 4:50pm GMT

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The world's most dazzling hot springs (Y! Green)

Y! Green - The same geothermal heat that can help you reduce your electricity bill is responsible for some of the world's most stunning natural wonders: Hot springs.

09 Nov 2011 4:49pm GMT

07 Nov 2011

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Rocking YUI on Node.js and Mobile

Just over a year and a half ago I broke onto the scene with some demos of running YUI on the server with Node.js. This started out as an exercise in just stressing YUI's modularity and its ability to be used in more places than just the browser. Back in April of 2010 I started [...]

07 Nov 2011 7:21pm GMT

25 Oct 2011

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YUIConf 2011 Update: Announcing More Talks and a Free Workshop!

We've been busy rounding out our stellar lineup of tech talks for YUIConf 2011! See the latest schedule and register now - early bird registration ends Tuesday, October 24. In conjunction with the Yahoo! Mail team, we're excited to announce the addition of a free workshop: Developing Apps for Yahoo! Mail. Get the hands-on expertise [...]

25 Oct 2011 4:44am GMT

18 Oct 2011

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YUI: Open Hours Thurs Oct 20th

Modules and Loaders inside and outside of YUI Authoring JavaScript in modules is definitely picking up steam these days, and I'm not just talking about YUI. Node.js uses CommonJS 1.1 modules, dojo and others use AMD, and the next version of JavaScript (ok, ECMAScript) will include new syntax for creating and working with modules. So [...]

18 Oct 2011 5:22am GMT