Estimate of flowering plant species to be cut by 600,000
Some families win under new health care provisions
(AP) -- The nation's new health care law adds consumer protections that kick in Thursday, forcing insurers to meet new requirements. Coverage for children with pre-existing conditions is guaranteed. Lifetime ...
Paper highlight: Solvent-mediated end-to-end assembly of gold nanorods
Argonne National Laboratory scientists have developed a new method for the controlled end-to-end assembly of rod-shaped gold nanoparticles.
YouTube wins piracy case against Spanish TV
YouTube cannot be held responsible for screening images uploaded on its site, a Spanish court said on Thursday, throwing out a case brought by a local TV channel over alleged copyright infringement.
Flashing glasses may help PTSD sufferers
Elderly Malaysian rhino enlisted in breeding attempt
Malaysian wildlife officials on Borneo island said Thursday they will try to artificially inseminate an elderly female rhinoceros in a bid to revive one of the world's most endangered species.
70 percent of women likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer
A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine looked at whether women were more likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer. The results showed that 70% of women were facing sexual function problems approx ...
Fears mount of massive Caribbean coral bleaching: study
Above-average temperatures this year could spark massive coral bleaching in the Caribbean basin region, experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned Wednesday after a major ...
Netflix hires actors to pose as its Canada fans
(AP) -- Netflix Inc. tried to bring a touch of Hollywood to its Canada debut Wednesday only to wind up apologizing for a botched publicity stunt.
Just 2 drinks slow reactions in older people
Blood alcohol levels below the current legal limit for driving have a significant negative effect on a person's dexterity. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Research Notes found that just t ...
New TB vaccine enters clinical testing
At an international gathering of TB vaccine researchers in Tallinn today, the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation announced it will initiate a clinical trial of an investigational live recombinant tuberculosis vaccine to be ...
Thailand's bid for high-speed Internet stalled
(AP) -- Thailand's bid to catch up with neighboring countries on advanced telecommunications technology has stalled after a court Thursday ruled to suspend a bidding process for 3G licenses.
56 pilot whales die after stranding on NZ beach
(AP) -- Only 24 of several dozen pilot whales stranded on a remote northern New Zealand beach survived a stormy first night ashore despite rescuers' desperate efforts to save them, officials said Thursday.