Growth of cities endangers global environment
The explosive growth of cities worldwide over the next two decades poses significant risks to people and the global environment, according to a meta-analysis published today in Plos One.
Insulation from public pressure leads to more accurate suicide reporting by death investigators
Medical examiners and appointed coroners are less likely to underreport suicides than are elected coroners, that's according to a new study from Temple University.
HP shares plunge on Wall Street
Hewlett-Packard shares plunged 20 percent on Wall Street on Friday after the world's top personal computer maker announced a strategic shakeup that includes spinning off its PC business. ...
German privacy watchdog dislikes Facebook's 'Like'
(AP) -- A German data protection authority is "unliking" Facebook's "Like" button.
NASA satellites see heavy rains for Central America from Tropical Depression 8
The eighth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed from the low pressure System 93L on August 19 at 8 a.m. EDT and satellite data from NASA shows strong rainmaking potential as the ...
Shell divers shut off North Sea oil leak
Divers working for oil giant Shell have turned off the valve which has been leaking oil into the North Sea causing the worst spill in the area for a decade, the company said Friday. ...
Hong Kong arrests man over stock exchange hacking
Hong Kong police said on Friday they had arrested a 29-year-old man over a cyber attack on the city's stock exchange website which halted trading in the shares of seven companies.
Italy's Enel wins wind farm projects in Brazil
Enel Green Power, the renewable energy arm of Italian giant Enel, has won three wind farm projects totalling 193 megawatts in Brazil's 2011 New Energy Auction, the company said in a statement Friday.
Kazakhstan blocks popular blogging platforms
Kazakhstan on Friday blocked access to several popular blogging sites after a court said they contributed to the spread of "terrorism" and religious extremism in the Central Asian state.
Jerusalem's first light rail line draws big crowds
Excited crowds filled the streets of Jerusalem on Friday as hundreds of people rose early to try out the Holy City's first-ever light rail system which finally opened its doors to the public.
Is oil pricing itself out of the market?
University of Alberta researcher Andrew Leach likes the way Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal thinks.
Texas-based defense contractor hacked by Anonymous
(AP) -- A Texas-based defense and aerospace firm says one of its top officials has had his email account broken into by the hacking group Anonymous.
Learning through unstructured play helps kids develop
Roughhousing, or tossing your children around on purpose, can be a hard sell to many parents. We worry our kids will get hurt. We don't want rowdy behavior carrying over into the classroom, especially in schools with no-touching ...
Satellite loss deals 'severe blow' to Russia: experts
The loss of a communications satellite touted as Europe's most powerful is a new blow to Russia's space programme and a major setback for its telecoms industry, officials and analysts said Friday. ...