U.K. scientists say shale gas' carbon footprint on par with others

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Shale gas extraction in Britain would have a similar carbon footprint to other fossil fuels, a government report says.

London proposes new rules on fracking

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- Proposals aimed at reducing the likelihood of seismic events tied to hydraulic fracturing of shale are open for comment, the British government said.

Virgin Galactic selects second pilot

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Space tourism company Virgin Galactic says it has selected a U.S. Air Force test pilot to helm its passenger-carrying space planes into suborbital space.

Kellogg top exec David Mackay to retire

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. cereal company Kellogg said President and Chief Executive Officer David Mackay announced his plans to retire.

Little Debbie peanut butter snack recalled

COLLEGEDALE, Tenn., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Two types of peanut butter sandwich crackers have been recalled because the products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, U.S. officials say.

Kellogg corners Russian cereal market

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. firm Kellogg has cornered the Russian breakfast cereal market in a style Tony the Tiger would agree was "grrr-reat!"

Kellogg to up ads to counter rising costs

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Kellogg Co. will boost its breakfast-foods advertising to offset rising commodity costs, the U.S. company's chief executive officer said Monday.

Kellogg adopts new nutrition standards

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 14 (UPI) -- Kellogg Co. announced it will adopt nutrition standards to determine which products children under age 12 will see advertised on U.S. airwaves.

Students get credit for puppet shows

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- British high school students will be able to get class credit for puppet shows in a government plan being considered for 2008.

HealthBiz: Practice, patients need care

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Consumer-driven healthcare will put more pressure than ever on physicians to provide good care for their businesses as well as for their patients.

U.S. bends drug rules for Canada vaccine

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian pharmaceutical officials say U.S. drug regulators appear to have a double standard for importing Canadian drugs, the Globe and Mail reports.

Canada reins in Internet drug sales

TORONTO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A growing number of Canadian online pharmacies are no longer willing to accept bulk orders from U.S. states and municipalities, the Financial Times said Monday.

Safe list allows internet drug purchase

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Canadian International Pharmacy Association says its new "safe list" will let Americans buy prescription drugs online without concern.

Prescription drugs seized at Miami port

MIAMI, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Federal agents at the Port of Miami have seized a shipment of prescription drugs ordered from a Canadian pharmacy, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

The eyes write it with new software

A gaze can be worth more than a thousand words with newly designed computer software developed by British researchers that lets the eyes do the writing.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer
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