Apple CEO Tim Cook emerges from Steve Jobs' shadow
(AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook has long seen as the humorless and unemotional guy running the show from behind the scenes. But he is beginning to reveal a more assertive and eloquent side, hinting that he's learning ...
China enjoying fruit of Apple's labor
People in China are not only making coveted Apple gadgets, they are snapping them up as the booming nation becomes a top market for the trend-setting California company.
Spidey foes to rattle 'Amazing Spider-Man' game
(AP) -- Spider-Man must contend with more than just a lizard in his latest video game adventure.
Mantis males engage in riskier mating behavior if deprived of female access
Male praying mantises are more likely to engage in risky mating behavior if they have not had recent access to females, as reported Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Female praying mantises are kn ...
Dogs turn down extra food if a human provides the right cues
Dogs can be manipulated to choose against their preference by human cues, opting to turn down extra food in order to follow the human's choice, according to results published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The wo ...
Mother knows best, among wild vervet monkeys
Among vervet monkeys, social learning is strongly influenced by matrilineal family members, according to a study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
Learned, not innate human intuition: Study finds twist to the story of the number line
Tape measures. Rulers. Graphs. The gas gauge in your car, and the icon on your favorite digital device showing battery power. The number line and its cousins notations that map numbers onto space and ...
Blood samples show deadly frog fungus at work in the wild
The fungal infection that has killed a record number of amphibians worldwide leads to deadly dehydration in frogs in the wild, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University ...
Researchers give long look at who benefits from nature tourism
Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows.
Facebook strengthens security with partnerships
(AP) -- Facebook is strengthening its security controls in an attempt to protect its 900 million users from spam and malicious content.
Review: 4 camera app alternatives to Instagram
(AP) -- I'm one of the millions of smartphone owners addicted to Instagram, the free camera app that makes tweaking and sharing photos miraculously easy. While it's wildly popular and the target of Facebook's ...
Wind pushes plastics deeper into oceans, driving trash estimates up
(Phys.org) -- While working on a research sailboat gliding over glassy seas in the Pacific Ocean, oceanographer Giora Proskurowski noticed something new: The water was littered with confetti-size pieces of ...
Study shows developing organisms can identify and fix abnormalities in head and face
Developmental biologists at Tufts University have identified a "self-correcting" mechanism by which developing organisms recognize and repair head and facial abnormalities. This is the first time that such ...
Signs of three major Japan quakes before 2011
Three major earthquakes seem to have occurred in northern Japan before it was hit in March 2011 by a massive quake and tsunami, researchers said Wednesday based on new evidence.