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To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

As many as 300 million people around the world need hearing aids. The vast majority of the 7 million people who get them annually are in the U.S. and Europe.<p>One big reason is cost. On average, a set of hearing aids rings up a tab of about $4,000. Most insurance policies don't cover them.<p>A company …

The U.S. Government Asked the AP for $1 Million for Secret Email Addresses

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Associated Press filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the secret email addresses of …

Fermi telescope: 'Violent cosmos' map gets more extreme

<b>The Fermi space telescope has updated its catalogue of the Universe's most violent neighbourhoods.</b><p>Fermi catches gamma rays, the most energetic light, spewing from nature's most extreme physical processes.<p>The new catalogue, posted on the Arxiv server, lists the sources of the highest-energy gamma …

Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime

Late one night in November 2007, a student at the University of Chicago named Amadou Cisse was accosted by a young man named Demetrius Warren.<p>Warren demanded Cisse's backpack and water bottle — at the point of a .22-caliber gun. When the bag and bottle were not forthcoming — or not forthcoming …

Edward Snowden 'broadens asylum requests' - Wikileaks

<b>Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has sent asylum requests to 21 countries, according to a statement published by Wikileaks.</b><p>They include China, France, Ireland and Venezuela. But eight European countries said the requests were invalid.<p>And Russia said Mr Snowden later withdrew the …

Russian rocket takes a nosedive after launch in Kazakhstan

A Russian Proton-M rocket upended itself less than a minute after launch Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, exploding in a fireball of toxic chemicals.<p>The rocket was supposed to put three of Russia's Glonass global positioning satellites into orbit, but during its ascent, it rolled …

Barack Obama seeks to limit EU fallout over US spying claims

Barack Obama has sought to limit the damage from the growing transatlantic espionage row after Germany and France denounced the major snooping …