Research makes possible rapid assessment of plant drought tolerance
(Phys.org) -- UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around ...
Aging worker termites explode themselves in suicide missions
Hackers could haunt global air traffic control: researcher
Air traffic control software used around the world could be exploited by hackers to unleash squadrons of ghost planes to befuddle those entrusted to keep the skies safe, a security researcher said Thursday.
Facebook shares hit new low on growth worries
Facebook shares on Thursday sank to a new low after the world's leading social network reported a loss of $157 million in its first earnings after its public offering.
Amazon profit plunges on acquisition cost
Online retail titan Amazon said its profit in the past quarter plunged 96 percent, with the cost of buying a robotics firm hurting already weak results.
Onlookers hamper whale rescue in Indonesia
Rescuers in Indonesia fought Friday to help a sperm whale stuck in shallow waters to return to sea, as their efforts were hampered by local residents arriving on boats and driving it back to shore.
Twitter explains new mystery outage
A freak double failure in its data centers took Twitter down for around an hour Thursday, leaving millions without updates from friends, celebrities and news providers a day ahead of the Olympics.
Galaxy phones drive Samsung to record profit again
(AP) Samsung, the world's largest technology company by revenue, reported another record-high quarterly profit as customers flocked to Galaxy smartphones, helping it outdo rivals at a challenging time ...
Amgen posts higher 2Q sales, profit to beat views
(AP) Amgen Inc.'s second-quarter net income rose 8 percent as the world's largest biotech company benefited from higher sales for its top-selling drugs and a gain from selling its share of an experimental medicine.