For youth sexting: Public supports education, not criminal charges
Sexting sending sexually explicit, nude, or semi-nude photos by cell phone has become a national concern, especially when it involves children and teens. A new poll shows that the vast majority of adults do ...
NASA considering space station for Mars dry run
The International Space Station may provide the setting for a 500-day pretend trip to Mars in another few years.
New micro-device could change drug testing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Texas Tech University scientists have filed for a patent on a new device that could make some drug testing faster and less expensive.
PC shipments to improve in 2012, but still modest
(AP) -- Worldwide shipments of personal computers will pick up in the second half of the year with the debut of a new Windows operating system and the broader availability of notebooks that are thin like tablet computers, ...
Venice hasn't stopped sinking after all: study
The water flowing through Venice's famous canals laps at buildings a little higher every year and not only because of a rising sea level. Although previous studies had found that Venice has stabilized, new measurements ...
How do you say global business success? In English, says new research from Rotman School
English continues to reign supreme in international business, and it's not just because some of the biggest economies speak it.
World's largest extrusive body of sand?
Using 3-D seismic and well data from the northern North Sea, Helge Løseth of the Statoil Research Center (Trondheim, Norway) and colleagues describe a large (10 cubic kilometers) body of sand and interpret it as extrusive. ...
French authorities probe Google's tax bill
French authorities are probing Google for potential tax avoidance, a source close to the matter said Tuesday, with the US Internet giant facing a possible bill of over 100 million euros ($132 million).
Apple's next hot release: The dividend check
(AP) -- Apple made computers sexy. Can it do the same for the musty old dividend?
Study confirms oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico
Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the environment. For ...
A camera that peers around corners (w/ video)
In December, MIT Media Lab researchers caused a stir by releasing a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a plastic bottle. But the experimental setup that enabled that video was des ...
Satellite captures images of sandstorm
ESA's Envisat satellite has captured images of a sandstorm over Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and southern Iraq and Iran.
Proteins shine a brighter light on cellular processes
Scientists have designed a molecule which, in living cells, emits turquoise light three times brighter than possible until recently. This improves the sensitivity of cellular imaging, a technique where biological ...
Swift narrows down origin of important supernova class
(PhysOrg.com) -- Studies using X-ray and ultraviolet observations from NASA's Swift satellite provide new insights into the elusive origins of an important class of exploding star called Type Ia supernovae. ...