Facebook closes above $40 for first time
Facebook's stock closed above $40 for the first time Friday.
Hon Hai sells 'wearable computing' patent to Google
Taiwan's Hon Hai group has sold part of its patent portfolio involving wearable computing to US technology giant Google, it said Saturday.
Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules
An independent oversight board reviewing secret U.S. government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...
Report: Puerto Rico unprepared for climate change
Environmental officials and scientists warned Friday that Puerto Rico is dangerously vulnerable to the effects of global climate change and urged it to prepare by better-regulated coastal development, and ...
Latvia's ask.fm to 'mature' after teen suicide uproar
Caught in a storm over a British teenager's suicide, Latvia's huge social networking website ask.fm has pledged to make changes and "mature", though supporters say it's being made a scapegoat.
At a Glance: Microsoft CEO Ballmer's ups and downs
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Friday that he plans to retire from the world's biggest software company after more than 13 years at its helm. Here's a look at the ups and downs of his tenure:
James Webb Space Telescope backplane arrives at Marshall for testing
(Phys.org) —A major piece of the James Webb Space Telescope, the mirror's primary backplane support, arrived Aug. 22 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for testing in the X-ray ...
Microsoft's stock slumped under Ballmer
When Steve Ballmer took over as CEO in January 2000, Microsoft was the titan of tech and the world's most valuable company.
Greenpeace ship defies Russia by entering Arctic route
Greenpeace said on Saturday it had defied the Russian authorities by sending its icebreaker through an Arctic shipping route to protest against oil drilling in the fragile ecosystem.
BT-R3 mediates killing of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae by Bacillus thuringiensis
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), led by Dr. Lee Bulla, have demonstrated for the first time the selective cytotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis Cry4B toxin is mediated by BT-R3. The ...
400-year-old Hong Kong tree to be chopped down
A 400-year-old banyan tree in Hong Kong will be cut down, authorities said Friday, after being hit by a fungal disease brought on when a park development starved its roots of oxygen and nutrients.
Giant panda gives birth at US National Zoo
A giant panda gave birth to a cub at the US National Zoo, raising hopes for a rare success after a series of false pregnancies and a death.
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