Adidas wants generalised 'Better Cotton' use by 2018: report
The German sporting goods group Adidas wants to make all its cotton clothing with material that has earned the "Better Cotton" label by 2018, an executive said Tuesday in a press interview.
Critical thinking: How do children learn who to trust?
A UT Dallas researcher is examining how children evaluate information to solve problems and learn how to think critically, with the aim of combating misleading advertising aimed at young people.
China plugging holes in 'Great Firewall'
China appears to be moving aggressively to plug holes in its "Great Firewall" censorship system, causing frustration for businesses and web users, foreign Internet companies and analysts said.
Experimental radioprotective drug safe for lung cancer patients: study
Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer can safely take an experimental oral drug intended to protect healthy tissue from the effects of radiation, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...
Brookhaven lab's new light source halfway there
(PhysOrg.com) -- The U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory is now halfway toward completing construction of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a powerful x-ray microscope ...
Developing strategies in a desert watershed that sustain regional water supplies
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping meet the water demands of a riparian desert region that is home to a national conservation area and a thriving military base.
First partial sequencing of an Iberian pig
Researchers of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and of the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, the National ...
Radical surgery removes half of pelvis, saves leg
During a radical surgery to treat a rare bone cancer, surgeons at UC San Diego Health System and Moores Cancer Center removed 50 percent of a patient's pelvis. Instead of amputating the connected leg, the surgical team, comprised ...
Carbon capture and storage: Carbon dioxide pressure dissipates in underground reservoirs
The debate surrounding carbon capture and storage intensifies as scientists from the Earth Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) examine the capacity for storing carbon dioxide underground, ...
S. Korea accepts North's volcano research offer
South Korea on Tuesday agreed to Pyongyang's offer to hold joint research into volcanic activity in the peninsula's highest mountain, suggesting officials meet next week in a rare sign of cooperation.
Willis Tower goes solar
Regulating the infective phase of Legionella bacterial lifecycle
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by UCD researchers led by Conway Fellow, Brendan Loftus gives an insight into the infective cycle of the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires disease and Pontiac fever.
Study puts over 2,400 food scares under the microscope
(PhysOrg.com) -- As the increasing number food scares causes consumers to question the safety of everyday food items, researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed the first ever analysis of all the food recalls ...
RIM unveils launch date, price for PlayBook, iPad rival
Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) announced Tuesday that its iPad rival, the PlayBook, would go on sale next month at a price identical to that of the hot-selling Apple tablet computer.