Over half of US online adults use Wikipedia: survey
More than 50 percent of US adult Internet users look up information on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia which marks its 10th anniversary on Saturday, according to a new report.
Climate flux matched Europe's social rise and fall
Ancient tree rings show links between climate change and major events in human history, like migrations, plagues and the rise and fall of empires, said a study this week in the journal Science.
Blood pressure control system found in kidney's structural units
A new finding shows how the million working units in the kidney regulate salt handling. This identifies a new possible therapeutic target for treating high blood pressure.
NASA satellite: Tropical Storm Vania brought heavy rains to southeastern New Caledonia
Tropical Storm Vania moved through southeastern New Caledonia on January 14 and NASA's TRMM satellite noticed heavy rainfall occurring. Residents of Norfolk Island are now expected to receive gusty winds and ...
NASA's TRMM Satellite sees Zelia born of System 94P
The low pressure area known as System 94P on January 13 strengthened into the seventh tropical cyclone of the South Pacific Cyclone season, today becoming Tropical Storm Zelia. NASA's TRMM satellite found ...
NASA's Aqua sees Tropical Storm Vince about to U-turn away from Australia
Building high pressure is expected to make Tropical Storm Vince do a U-turn in the Southern Indian Ocean and take a westward track away from Western Australia. Two instruments on NASA's Aqua satellite looked ...
107 trillion emails sent last year: Pingdom
Internet users sent a total of 107 trillion emails last year, most of them spam, according to a Web monitoring service.
Downloads of Disney's new 'Tap Tap' game cross 6M
(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co.'s newly restructured mobile game division briefly knocked the popular "Angry Birds" off its perch atop iTunes' free app store over the holidays in a sign that its purchase of game-maker Tapulous ...
Study finds fisheries management makes coral reefs grow faster
An 18-year study of Kenya's coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchinsorganisms that ...
Coal industry fumes as US revokes mining permit
The withdrawal of a permit for a controversial "mountaintop removal" coal mining operation has sparked outrage in the US industry, but was hailed as a victory for environmental protection and the health of ...
German 'action plan' after dioxin food scare
Germany's under-fire agriculture minister presented on Friday an "action plan" aimed at preventing a repeat of this month's scare over dioxin poisoning in eggs and pork.
Kama Sutra virus dupes with sexy promise
Sophos computer security firm on Friday warned that hackers are spreading a nasty computer virus with a file promising a PowerPoint presentation of sexual positions from the Kama Sutra.
Authors see e-books as escape from publishing houses
Joe Konrath can't wait for his books to go out of print. When that happens, the 40-year-old crime novelist plans to reclaim the copyrights from his publisher, Hyperion Books, and self-publish them on Amazon.com, Apple Inc.'s ...
Online tool can help seniors quickly determine risk for dementia
(PhysOrg.com) -- A quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of developing dementia and determine whether they should seek a comprehensive, face-to-face ...