Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Egypt denies blast near Suez Canal

Egypt: Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has said the waterway is operating normally, following reports of two explosions, which took place nearby on Tuesday, Ahram has reported. Mohab Mamish, the head of the Egyptian vital waterway said that the canal is highly secured and did not witness any blast around it. [AMEInfo.com]

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Sharm El-Sheikh airport sees 20% drop in air traffic

Egypt: Egyptian Airports Co has said air traffic at the Sharm El-Sheikh airport fell 20% year-on-year over the last two days as a result of protests and violence seen throughout the country, Daily News Egypt has reported. The Sharm El-Sheikh airport on Monday serviced a total of 22,500 passengers, compared with 21,700 passengers serviced at the Hurghada International Airport, where flight patterns and schedules have remained largely unaffected by the political climate, the company said. [AMEInfo.com]

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Train driver ‘was on the phone’

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Assange condemns Manning verdict

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Gitmo inmates go ‘Fifty Shades’ crazy

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Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Is Upheld

The ruling is the first to address the constitutionality of warrantless searches of historical location data stored by cellphone service providers. read more

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Lawyer Who Beat Chevron in Ecuador Faces Trial of His Own

The oil company has set its lawyers against Steven Donziger, who won an $18 billion case over oil spills in the Ecuadorean jungle, accusing him of manipulating evidence and bribing judges. read more

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M.I.T. Cleared In Report After Suicide Of Activist

Arguments persist that M.I.T. could have done much more to end the prosecution of a young man whose promise was great and whose actions caused no damage to the university’s computer network. read more

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Dot Earth Blog: Polar Researchers Explain North Pole ‘Lake’

Scientists who spend weeks each year camped on North Pole sea ice clarify what’s wrong with reports of a “lake” there. read more

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George Stocking Jr., ‘Anthropology’s Anthropologist,’ Dies at 84

Professor Stocking was a historian of science who chronicled the norms, customs and tribal beliefs of modern anthropologists, documenting a history of racial bias and ethnocentrism. read more

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Despite Two New Studies on Motives for Monogamy, the Debate Continues

Two teams ended up with opposing conclusions in trying to solve the puzzle of why some mammals choose a single mate. read more

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Dinosaur Skeletons Headed to Auction, Not Museum

Two skeletons found in Montana by commercial fossil hunters are to be auctioned in New York, where they could bring an estimated $7 million to $9 million. read more

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Bits Blog: OpenTable Begins Testing Mobile Payments

OpenTable, the world’s largest online reservation service, is getting ready to take the next step and let diners pay for the meal with its app, too. read more

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Bits Blog: Apple Sued by Former Retail Workers for Unpaid Wages

Apple designs its retail stores to be a seamless shopping experience. But some of Apple’s former retail employees say working at the stores was less than smooth. read more

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