Assessing impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured ...
Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart raises $200 mn funds
India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said Wednesday it has raised $200 million from private investors in what it called the biggest one-time investment in an Indian online retail firm.
Russians to deploy floating nuclear power plant
First Apple computer sells at auction for $387,750
An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for nearly $388,000.
China discovers primitive, 5,000-year-old writing
Archaeologists say they have discovered a new form of primitive writing in markings on stoneware excavated from a relic site in eastern China dating about 5,000 years back. The inscriptions are about 1,400 years older than ...
Apple guilty in e-book conspiracy case, vows appeal (Update)
A US judge ruled Wednesday that Apple violated antitrust law in a price-fixing case, saying the company "conspired to restrain trade" with publishers to boost the price of e-books.
N.C.'s Southern Cricket Frog populations declining
A recent U.S. Geological Survey report confirmed that the nation's amphibians, including frogs, toads and salamanders, are disappearing "at an alarming and rapid rate." A biologist at the University of North ...
Upgraded urban travel 'could save $70 trillion by 2050'
Urban planners must re-invent city transportation systems to save up to $70 trillion globally in the next 37 years, a study said on Wednesday citing the examples of Belgrade, Seoul and New York City.
Further destabilisation in the Middle East possible according to new report
The crisis in Egypt is already having a negative effect on the Syrian civil war and contributing to further destabilisation of the wider Middle East according to a major new report.
Mexican immigrants' politics more diverse than pundits assert, study finds
In the 2012 presidential election, seven out of 10 Latino immigrants voted for President Obama. As news pundits dissected the defeat of Mitt Romney, they dismissed the Latino vote as unattainable for the Republican Party.
Aquatic ecologist wants to free species from evolutionary traps
Jennifer Schopf Rehage, assistant professor in the FIU Department of Earth and Environment, has co-authored an article on evolutionary traps, a relatively new phenomenon affecting species in rapidly changing ...
Office plants boost well-being at work
Office plants can assist in boosting staff well-being by up to 47% according to workplace research carried out at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.
Japan atomic watchdog suspects Fukushima ocean leak
Japan's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday the crippled Fukushima reactors are very likely leaking highly radioactive substances into the Pacific Ocean.
Discovery of the 'Plastisphere': A new marine ecological community
The masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans have become new ecological communities that scientists have named the "Plastisphere." Their report in the ACS journal Environmental Sc ...