Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater
The operator of the crippled Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started pumping out radioactive groundwater to reduce leakage into the Pacific ocean.
Some Samsung imports banned in US patent case
The US International Trade Commission blocked imports of some older model Samsung mobile devices following complaints by Apple that the South Korean company had violated its patents.
Meteor shower will be visible from Chicago suburbs
A light show—the natural kind—will be playing in suburban Chicago.
Duel over Apple's punishment for e-book price-fixing
US antitrust attorneys defended their push to restrict Apple in the e-books market as hearings opened Friday on how to punish the the tech giant found guilty of price-fixing.
Study: Loan debt can shape students' college years, experiences
An Indiana University study found that college students' experiences are largely shaped by the debt they accrue, with debt-free students more likely to live the "play hard" lifestyle often associated with the college years, ...
Fresh analysis of dinosaur skulls finds three species are one
A new analysis of dinosaur fossils by University of Pennsylvania researchers has revealed that a number of specimens of the genus Psittacosaurus—once believed to represent three different species—are all members of a s ...
NASA 'fire towers' in space watch for wildfires on the rise
(Phys.org) —The Black Forest wildfire this June was one of the most destructive in Colorado history, in terms of homes lost. It started close to houses and quickly spread through the ponderosa pine canopies ...
People have more empathy for battered dogs than human adult, but not child, victims
People have more empathy for battered puppies and full grown dogs than they do for some humans—adults, but not children, finds new research to be presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
Immigration reform should consider families, social ties, prof says
Immigration judges should be allowed to consider a person's family and social ties to the United States before ordering the deportation of legal permanent residents for minor offenses, says a professor at the University of ...
Cultural mythologies strongly influence women's expectations about being pregnant
Morning sickness, shiny hair, and bizarre and intense cravings for pickles and ice cream—what expectations do pregnant women impose on their bodies, and how are those expectations influenced by cultural perspectives on ...
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