US judge bars growing of genetically modified beets
A US judge has ordered a ban on growing genetically modified beets in the United States until the Department of Agriculture fully investigates their environmental impact.
Obesity rates decline for many adolescents but disparities worsen
Obesity rates have started to decline and level off for many adolescents, but continue to increase for certain racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new UCSF-led study.
Robotic arm simulates driving a Ferrari (w/ Video)
Growing up without sibs doesn't hurt social skills
Growing up without siblings doesn't seem to be a disadvantage for teenagers when it comes to social skills, new research suggests.
Global health leaders advocate for expanding cancer care in developing countries
Once thought to be a problem primarily in the developed world, cancer is now a leading cause of death and disability in poorer countries. Almost two-thirds of the 7.6 million cancer deaths in the world occur in low- and middle-income ...
Taiwan zoo fined after birth of 'ligers'
A private zoo in Taiwan has become the first on the island to see the birth of "ligers", hybrids of lions and tigresses, with the owner facing a fine for violating wildlife rules, officials said Monday.
Threats of int'l BlackBerry bans echo US debate
(AP) -- Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry's corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took ...
Branding in a new light
Illuminated and neon signs outside businesses have contributed to brand identity for some years. But researchers are now evaluating how selecting a universal lighting design for stores can also send out branding signals to ...
Arsenic in field runoff linked to poultry litter
Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the ...
Virology Journal retracts paper on Jesus curing possible case of influenza
Car lighting makeover impacts feel of safety and style
Gone are the days of basic, glaring lights inside cars to help us find our seatbelts or scramble for a map. Taking cues from research in buildings and offices, today's car designers have started to incorporate gentle ambient ...