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British Execs Released After Latest French 'Bossnapping'

(Newser) - In the latest demonstration of French employees refusing to take job losses sitting down, workers at a glue factory took 3 British execs and their French manager hostage last night, and released them today, the BBC reports. The “bossnappers” demanded a renegotiation of their severance package from Scapa, which... More »

Gecko Toes Inspire New Surgical Tape

MIT team duplicates nano-scale ridges on lizards' sticky feet

(Newser) - Inspired by geckos' sticky feet, MIT scientists have developed a bandage that could soon be used in place of stitches or staples during surgery. The waterproof material, coated with a sugar-based adhesive that has the nano-scale hills and valleys found on lizard feet, is flexible enough to be used on... More »

Glue Company Indicted in Big Dig Death

Manslaughter charge for ceiling collapse in Boston tunnel

(Newser) - A glue company has been indicted for manslaughter for its role in a fatal accident in Boston's controversial Big Dig tunnel. Powers Fasteners of New York supplied adhesives for use in a ceiling which collapsed, killing a 38-year-old woman in a car. The adhesive used in the construction was not... More »

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