Experts debate diverting Mississippi to fight oil spill
For the US Coast Guard, the mighty Mississippi River is its "best friend" in the fight against the oil spill.
Glass electrodes used in nanoscale pump
Indoor air kills 2.2 million young Chinese yearly: report
More than two million Chinese youths die each year from health problems related to indoor air pollution, with nearly half of them under five years of age, state media cited a government study as saying.
50 Years Of Lasers
This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the invention of the first working laser. Today, lasers can be found almost everywhere, from telephone lines to cutting edge scientific research, supermarket scanners, ...
Five-year-old YouTube serves up two billion videos daily
YouTube on Sunday said that the number of videos watched daily at the website has broken the two-billion mark as the service begins celebrating its fifth birthday.
Research links pesticides with ADHD in children
(AP) -- A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.
Puerto Rico struggles with high preterm birth rate
(AP) -- The first thing Dr. Marta Valcarcel notices on a walk through a nursery full of tiny, heavily bandaged babies is the empty incubator in the corner.
Japan rocket to blast off with Venus probe and 'space yacht'
Japan was set to launch its first Venus probe Tuesday, using a rocket that will deploy an experimental "space yacht" propelled by solar particles bouncing off its kite-shaped sail.
Internet monitoring strategy for severe asthma patients shown to be effective
Patients with severe asthma who use an internet-supported strategy and daily monitoring of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) were able to control their asthma with lower overall dosing of oral corticosteroids (OCS) than patients ...
Models indicate Gulf spill may be in major current
(AP) -- Researchers tracking the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say computer models show the black ooze may have already entered a major current flowing toward the Florida Keys, and are sending out a research vessel ...
Teens learn dangers of texting while driving
(AP) -- Kamy Mayott has been told that texting while driving is dangerous. But the 15-year-old didn't know just how dangerous until she navigated a golf cart through an obstacle course while texting and took ...
Study finds no brain cancer link to mobile phone use
The largest study to date of the safety of mobile phones has found no clear link to brain cancer, although it said further study is merited given their increasingly intensive use.
Dramatic surge seen in kids hospitalized with MRSA
(AP) -- The number of children hospitalized with dangerous drug-resistant staph infections surged 10-fold in recent years, a study found.
Estrogen may reduce airway constriction in women patients with asthma
Female sex hormones may work with beta-agonists in reducing airway constriction, according to new bench research from the Mayo Clinic.