Polio surge in Nigeria after vaccine virus mutates
(AP) -- Polio, the dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some cases, it's caused by the vaccine used to fight it.
Rapid changes in the winter climate
The Baltic Sea winter climate has changed more in the last 500 years than previously thought. Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that our part of the world has experienced periods of both ...
Exporting ponchos to a land 'where the devil lost his poncho'
University of Leicester researcher reveals history of British textiles trade in South America We may think of ponchos as quintessentially South American, but new research by a University of Leicester historian reveals that ...
Bad news for coffee drinkers who get headaches
High caffeine consumption, more headaches?
Warner Bros. to impose delay on Redbox, others
(AP) -- Warner Bros. on Thursday joined studios Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox in demanding shipments be delayed to $1-per-night DVD rental kiosks like Redbox in an attempt to preserve demand for higher-priced disc ...
Fooled by your 'friends'
Do not get too friendly with your investment adviser. It lowers your guard and increases your risk of being deceived, warn BI researchers Harald Biong and Kenneth H. Wathne.
S. Korean firm to open major dog cloning centre
A South Korean biotechnology firm will early next year open a centre capable eventually of producing up to 1,000 cloned dogs annually, a company executive said Friday.
Google Books to add Creative Commons books
(AP) -- Google Inc. is now enabling authors and publishers who release their work under Creative Commons licenses to distribute it through Google Books, a free service that allows users to search and read ...
July video game sales show sharp decline
(AP) -- Hurt by the recession and few hit game launches, U.S. retail sales of video games dropped sharply in July, showing an even bigger decline than what many analysts were expecting.
E-mails from public overload House Web site
(AP) -- Amid a boisterous debate on health care reform, people flooded members of Congress on Thursday with so many e-mails that they overloaded the House's primary Web site.
Math model accurately mimics cell division in carbon-cycling bacterium
Scientists from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have developed a quantitative, mathematical model of DNA replication and cell division for the bacterium ...
Tech review: The Livio Radio
Product: The Livio Radio, an Internet radio stereo featuring Pandora radio.
Likely culprits to check when wireless connection crawls
Q: I have a problem with our Dell laptop computer's wireless connection using Internet Explorer. At various times, the speed drops down to sloth and then stops altogether. At the same time, other computers, a desktop connected ...
Survey indicates parents unaware of how their teens use social media
Parents, do you know what your teen is texting? Got any clue what's on her Facebook page? Chances are you don't.