AT&T relents on iPhone pricing for upgraders
(AP) -- AT&T Inc. will allow some current iPhone owners to upgrade to a new model at the same price as new buyers when it is released Friday.
The power of prayer?
Health and religion have always been intertwined, most obviously through prayer on behalf of the sick. Does intercessory prayer for sick people actually help heal them? For thousands of years some people have believed so. ...
Study discovers clues into how eyes search
Like the robots in the "Terminator" movies, our eyes move methodically through a scene when seeking out an object. If we don't immediately find what we're searching for, our attention leaves the already-scanned area behind ...
Genome-wide map shows precisely where microRNAs do their work
MicroRNAs are the newest kid on the genetic block. By regulating the unzipping of genetic information, these tiny molecules have set the scientific world alight with such wide-ranging applications as onions ...
Beaked, bird-like dinosaur tells story of finger evolution
James Clark, the Ronald B. Weintraub Professor of Biology in The George Washington University's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and Xu Xing, of the Chinese Academy of Science's Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology ...
Scientists search for sleepless souls suffering lifelong insomnia
Most people have experienced the odd sleepless night before a crucial exam, a job interview or before going on holiday, but few people get by with just a couple of hours of sleep a day, every day.
Carrots cooked whole contain more anti-cancer compound
Chopping up your carrot after it has been cooked boosts its anti-cancer properties by 25 per cent, scientists at Newcastle University have found. The study, carried out by Newcastle University’s Dr Kirsten Brandt and researcher ...
Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery raises kidney stone risk
The most popular type of gastric bypass surgery appears to nearly double the chance that a patient will develop kidney stones, despite earlier assumptions that it would not, Johns Hopkins doctors report in a new study. ...
First direct evidence of lightning on Mars detected
For the first time, direct evidence of lightning has been detected on Mars, say University of Michigan researchers who found signs of electrical discharges during dust storms on the Red Planet.
Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in thermal material
Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) devices have the potential to revolutionize the world of sensors: motion, chemical, temperature, etc. But taking electromechanical devices from the micro scale down to ...
Google bows to pressure for German Street View
Google has bowed to demands in Germany to do more to protect people's privacy ahead of the launch of its Street View service here, officials said on Wednesday.
Researchers are developing devices that can help restore bodily movement
Grasping a cup of coffee and raising it to the mouth is a daily ritual most people take for granted. Yet, for those who have suffered a stroke or injury to the spinal cord, the task can be impossible to perform—until now.
US cybersecurity chief warns of 'market' in malware
More must be done to combat the lucrative trade in malicious software, which threatens sensitive government networks and personal data, the head of the US National Cybersecurity Center warned Tuesday.
Unique portion of enzyme fights lung infection
An enzyme known to play a key role in the development of emphysema serves as the first line of defense against bacterial infection of the lung, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ...