White House to unveil cybersecurity strategy
The White House plans to unveil its policy proposals next week for international cooperation in cyberspace.
Social Security, Medicare burning through funds
The United States is burning through its health care and retirement fund pools faster than planned, with the Medicare trust fund to be exhausted by 2024, five years earlier than expected, officials said Friday.
Countdown begins for US shuttle Endeavour
Countdown has begun for the final flight of the Endeavour, scheduled to lift off Monday on the American space program's second to last mission to the International Space Station.
US astronomers launch search for alien life on 86 planets
A massive radio telescope in rural West Virginia has begun listening for signs of alien life on 86 possible Earth-like planets, US astronomers said Friday.
US regulators approve new hepatitis C drug
US regulators on Friday approved the first new treatment for hepatitis C in more than a decade, a Merck pharmaceutical known as Victrelis, to be taken with the current two-drug regimen.
US storms have no bearing on hurricane season
Natural disasters and a record number of tornadoes in the southeastern United States should not have any bearing on the severity of the upcoming hurricane season, the director of the National Hurricane Center ...
Canadian bears end long hibernation
Bears in westernmost Canada have begun leaving their dens in search of food after hibernating for the winter, officials said Friday, reminding residents to put away tempting treats to avoid deadly encounters.
NASA puts Earth's nearest neighbor, 'the Moon', within reach
NASA has created a new interactive web-based tool that incorporates observations from past and current lunar missions creating one of the most comprehensive lunar research websites to date.
Satellite images display extreme Mississippi River flooding from space
(PhysOrg.com) -- Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn. and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, ...
Moon's rough 'wrinkles' reveal clues to its past
(PhysOrg.com) -- Written on the moon's weary face are the damages it has endured for the past 4-1/2 billion years. From impact craters to the dark plains of maria left behind by volcanic eruptions, the scars ...
Northwest power surplus may halt wind energy
(AP) -- The manager of most of the electricity in the Pacific Northwest is running such a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams that it put wind farms on notice Friday that they may be shut down as early ...
Northern Ireland forms new govt 1 tweet at a time
(AP) -- Chalk up another first for Twitter: It's now helped to form a whole government.
Native groups sue over polar bear critical habitat
(AP) -- Alaska Native groups worried about losing tax revenues and royalties from oil development filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the federal government's designation of critical habitat for threatened polar bears on ...
Website to serve as hub for teaching Web skills
(AP) -- A new Commerce Department website aims to give schools, libraries and job training centers the tools to help teach computer and Internet skills to Americans who are new to the Net.
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