Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling
Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.
Group wants Fisher-Price iPad bouncy seat recall
Ahh, the first year of a baby's life—the milestones, wonder and joy. They learn to sit up, crawl and some walk. But how about playtime in their bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps?
13 plead guilty to attacking Paypal servers (Update)
Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.
Air pollution alert raised in Barcelona
Authorities have raised an air pollution alert for the Spanish city of Barcelona, a major tourist draw which has lain for days under a toxic grey mist, an official said Tuesday.
Australia approves major coal port expansion on reef
Australia gave the green light to a major coal port expansion for India's Adani Group on the Great Barrier Reef coast Tuesday under what were described as some of the nation's strictest-ever environmental ...
French culture minister snubs Google at major Paris event
France's culture minister on Tuesday cancelled her attendance at the Paris launch of a Google cultural hub at the last minute, in a snub to the US giant over data protection and other issues.
Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals
Bid to colonize Mars wins high-profile backing
A Dutch entrepreneur's bold quest to colonize Mars won high-profile support Tuesday from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the red planet has been pushed back two years.
Chimp lawsuit falters in US courts
Three US judges have rejected lawsuits demanding that chimpanzees be recognized as people with fundamental rights, an animal charity said Tuesday.
Rare reversal of decline in number of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys
A survey conducted in Ha Giang Province in Vietnam between September and October this year has recorded the highest number of Critically Endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys known to date.
Sterile salmon: Reducing the environmental impact of farm escapees
A PhD project carried out at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research has investigated the use of sterile salmon in aquaculture as a means to prevent ...
Survey: Majority optimistic about health technology
Most people are optimistic about technology innovations advancing healthcare, are willing to participate in virtual healthcare visits with their doctor, and would use health sensors in their bodies and even their toilets, ...
Students' robotic arm can make you stronger
Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
Population growth rate bodes decline in living standards
In 1972 a group of scientists, known collectively as the Club of Rome, constructed a detailed mathematical model to test whether population growth and economic development could continue indefinitely and ...