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An open-source hydrogen car with a Porsche pedigree

As Obama slashes funding for the U.S. hydrogen fuel cell program, hydrogen enthusiasts are going open source. Autocar reports that U.K.-based personal transport maker Riversimple will unveil its Smart car-sized hydrogen-powered vehicle on June 16...

June 12, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

FDA likely to regulate tobacco

After winning sizable majorities in both House and Senate this week, a new bill would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco.

June 12, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

For most (but not all) digital television has arrived

Today marks the deadline for broadcasters throughout the United States to switch their signals from analog to digital, a move that's been debated, decried and delayed by the government, broadcasters and viewers alike...

June 12, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Foul fowl: Chicken tops government list of most frequently sickening fare

Chicken takes the cake as the most common source of food poisoning in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released today. The report, which analyzed data from 2006's outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the U.S., found that chicken caused 21 percent of the 27,634 reported cases of food poisoning...

June 12, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Are urban tapeworms on the rise?

Anthony Franz says an undercooked salmon salad gave him a 9-foot-tapeworm, and in August he sued the Chicago restaurant that served it to him. 

If Franz’s tapeworm tale holds water – and the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the restaurant disputes his account – then it’s just one more data point to add to a growing urban tapeworm problem...

June 11, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

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