EU fish quota 'compromise' reached after 48 hours
EU fisheries ministers wound up a tough 48 hours of talks on sustainable fishing with a Thursday breakfast "compromise" on the vexed issue of 2013 quotas.
Freebie tricksters unleash spam botnet using Android phones
China to overhaul struggling solar panel industry
(AP)—China's government says it will encourage mergers among producers of solar panels to strengthen an industry that has suffered huge losses due to excess production capacity and price-cutting wars.
Megaupload New Zealand extradition case delayed again
A US bid to extradite Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom from New Zealand for alleged online piracy has been delayed for a second time and will not be heard until August next year, his lawyers said Thursday.
Google sells Motorola Mobility Home for $2.35 bn
Google announced it is selling the Motorola Mobility Home unit to global communications technology company ARRIS in a cash and stock deal valued at $2.35 billion.
China promises to crack down on pirated software
China promised the United States that it would crack down on pirated software as the world's two largest economies looked to ease trade frictions amid political changes.
Europe launches major British military satellite
A European rocket has launched a major satellite designed to expand telecommunications for the British military from the Kourou space base in French Guiana, flight operators said.
Apple "pinch-to-zoom" patent deemed invalid
A filing in a high-stakes legal battle between Samsung and Apple revealed that a "pinch-to-zoom" patent central to the case has been deemed invalid.
California's graduate students in environmental sciences lag behind in technology, computation
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have conducted a study showing that many skills and practices that could help scientists make use of technological and computational opportunities are ...
USDA explores using novel genetic labs for faster detection of E. coli
Pina Fratamico is on the quest to find the easiest and fastest way to test for harmful Escherichia coli in ground beef. In an article published in Frontiers in Microbiology on the 20th of December, she explores using a next ...
Motivation, study habits—not IQ—determine growth in math achievement
It's not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. That's the main finding of a new study that appears in the journal Child Development.