Apple looks set to launch cloud-based music service
Just weeks after Amazon and Google unveiled their music offerings, Apple appears set to raise the bar.
Falcons and snakes call Sydney home
An ecology survey of Sydney's inner city Monday found it is home to a variety of wildlife, including peregrine falcons and the dangerous red-bellied black snake.
Led by advances in chemical synthesis, scientists find natural product shows pain-killing properties
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time accomplished a laboratory synthesis of a rare natural product isolated from the bark of a plant widely employed in traditional medicine. ...
Related to the famous Maya blue: Indigo compounds give Mayan art their yellow color
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the Maya, blue was the color of the gods. For ritual purposes, art objects, and murals, they used Maya blue, a pigment without equal with regard to boldness, beauty, and durability. Maya ...
Internet bosses woo world leaders at 'e-G8'
The world's most powerful Internet and media barons gather in Paris on Tuesday in a show of strength to leaders at the G8 summit, amid international rows over online access, copyright and regulation.
India's Satyam posts unexpected quarterly loss
India's fraud-hit software outsourcer Mahindra Satyam on Monday swung to an unexpected quarterly loss from a profit the previous quarter, hit by the cost of a one-off US lawsuit.
Sea levels set to rise by up to a metre: report
Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make "once-a-century" coastal flooding much more common.
Growth eyed in Indian mobile banking sector
Hundreds of millions of poor Indians who have no access to financial services could benefit from mobile banking, experts say, as cell phone use grows at breakneck pace.
Swiss protest nuclear power
About 20,000 people took part in an anti-nuclear demonstration in north Switzerland on Sunday ahead of a government decision on the future of atomic energy in the country.
Endeavour astronauts wrap up second space walk
Two astronauts completed a second of four scheduled space walks of the Endeavour shuttle's final mission to the International Space Station on Sunday, the US space agency said.
Bigger Icelandic eruption, but less airline angst
(AP) -- An Icelandic volcano was flinging ash, smoke and steam miles (kilometers) into the air Sunday, dropping a thick layer of gray soot in an eruption far more forceful - but likely far less impactful ...
Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries
(AP) -- We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.
Toyota to set up social networking service
Toyota is setting up a social networking service with the help of a U.S. Internet company and Microsoft so drivers can interact with their cars in ways similar to Twitter and Facebook.