FrYGuY101 writes: Saccharin, the artificial sweetener used in diet drinks and other consumer products, has an unexpected sweet agricultural benefit: It helps soybean plants ward off a disease that threatens the entire soybean industry, University of Florida researchers say. If the sugar substitute performs as well in the field as it did in the lab, it may give farmers a cost-effective weapon in the fight against Asian soybean rust, an invasive fungal disease that appeared in the continental U.S. in 2004 and is now a major grower concern.
FrYGuY101 writes: Open-source peer-to-peer client Shareaza recently had its domain-name taken over, followed by an ongoing attempt to trademark 'Shareaza'. Recently, they announced both their plans for future development of the client (including making future versions cross-platform) as well as their plans on fighting the legal threat posed by the aptly named company attempting to hijack Shareaza: 'Discordia, LTD'.
FrYGuY101 writes: Open source Peer-to-peer client Shareaza recently lost its website to a company, appropriately called Discordia Ltd. After closely recreating the look of the old Shareaza website, they've since gone one step further and have filed for a trademark for "Shareaza". The problem? The old Shareaza is still around. A timeline of events can be found here.