WikiLeaks suspends release of secrets to seek cash
One of the world's most notorious secret-spillers is going silent.
3 Questions: Ricardo Caballero on the search for safe investments
What caused the financial crisis of 2008? MIT economist Ricardo Caballero has posited that a key structural factor was a massive global imbalance between the demand for safe investments, especially bonds, ...
German satellite crashed 'into Bay of Bengal'
A German satellite the size of a car re-entered the Earth's atmosphere Sunday over the Gulf of Bengal, but it was not known if any debris hit the Earth, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) said on Tuesday.
New test can precisely pinpoint food pathogens
(PhysOrg.com) -- With Salmonella-tainted ground turkey sickening more than 100 people and Listeria-contaminated cantaloupes killing 15 this year, the ability to detect outbreaks of food-borne illness and determine their sources ...
Electron accelerator scientists report breakthroughs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell scientists have surpassed two major scientific milestones toward proving the technology of a novel, exceedingly powerful X-ray source.
How far can wind power go toward reducing global carbon emissions from electricity production?
With the worlds energy needs growing rapidly, can zero-carbon energy options be scaled up enough to make a significant difference? How much of a dent can these alternatives make in the worlds to ...
Researcher discovers male bottlenose dolphins using social network to secure a mate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Marine biologist Jo Wiszniewski has observed a fascinating approach to mating among the Port Stephens Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.
Native bees are better pollinators than honeybees
(PhysOrg.com) -- The honeybee has hogged the pollination spotlight for centuries, but native bees are now getting their fair share of buzz: They are two to three times better pollinators than honeybees, are ...
UMaine researchers discover revolutionary process for biofuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have long been interested in waste products as sources of biofuel. In Maine, those waste items could include treetops and limbs deemed by the forest products industry as unusable and often left ...
Silver and white cars are cooler, says study
A better target for B-cell lymphomas: From a library of MAG antagonists to nanomolar CD22 ligands
Patients suffering from B-cell lymphomas can be treated with antibodies directed against the B-lymphocyte antigen CD20.
China's CNOOC says oil leak sealed: Xinhua
Chinese oil giant CNOOC has said the country's worst-ever offshore oil leak has been sealed, four months after it was first discovered, the state Xinhua news agency reported.
Jet packs rule, say deep-sea astronauts
Battery-powered jet packs are definitely the best part of tooling around on the ocean floor in practice drills for an eventual visit to an asteroid, an international crew of astronauts said Monday.
Topsy-turvy wine weather makes grape sorters shine
A topsy-turvy growing season, which zigzagged from drought to hail to heat wave, produced a distressingly mixed crop in Bordeaux this year -- but gave optical grape sorters a chance to shine.