Exhumation of Shakespeare to determine cause of death and drug test
Greener disaster alerts
New software allows wireless sensor networks to run at much lower energy, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Sensor Networks. The technology could improve efficiency for hurricane and other ...
Wildlife surviving conflict in Afghanistan
A new survey conducted by WCS scientists, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), reveals that large mammals, including Asiatic black bears, gray wolves, markhor goats, and leopard ...
Demonstrating the importance of dynamical systems theory
Two new papers in the Journal of General Physiology demonstrate the successes of using bifurcation theory and dynamical systems approaches to solve biological puzzles.
Tongue makes the difference in how fish and mammals chew
Evolution has made its mark --- large and small -- in innumerable patterns of life. New research from Brown University shows chewing has evolved too.
Cancer diagnosis isotopes from Garching
The German Federal Ministry of Health has awarded more than one million euros in research and development funding for the efficient production of an important cancer diagnostic agent at the research neutron ...
Firefighters are no macho men
The firefighting profession has a strong trademark characterised by heroes and masculinity. This image is commonly reinforced not only in media but also for example in the firemen calendars produced by the firefighters themselves. ...
Google giving details of requests to remove content
Google on Monday began detailing the reasons behind government requests it receives to remove content from its services and whether or not it has complied.
NM wildfire grows, shuts famed Los Alamos nuke lab
(AP) -- A fast-moving wildfire just south of northern New Mexico's Los Alamos nuclear laboratory has destroyed at least 30 structures, including some homes, and has the potential to grow much larger, fire ...
Teenage UK hacking suspect released on bail
(AP) -- A teenager accused of attacking a string of U.K.-based websites has been released on bail.
Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug
(AP) -- The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence ...
Pope may go online to launch Vatican news portal
(AP) -- The Vatican, whose communications problems are no secret, is taking a leap into the world of new media with the launch next week of a news information portal that Pope Benedict XVI himself may put ...
China denies safety lax on high-speed rail link
A top Chinese railway official tried Monday to ease safety concerns over a major high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai, just three days ahead of the much-anticipated formal launch.
Can't ban violent video sales to kids, court says
(AP) -- States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people's First Amendment rights and leaving ...