Microsoft: Windows 8 selling well despite PC slump
Microsoft says the latest version of its Windows operating system is off to a great start. Yet it remains unclear whether the revamped software will win over enough people to revive the slumping personal computer market.
Clash on Web radio royalties hits Congress
The clash over music royalties for Internet radio moved to Capitol Hill Wednesday, as lawmakers opened debate on a proposal to revamp the fee system.
Let there be clean light: Kerosene lamps spew black carbon, should be replaced, study says
(Phys.org)—The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a ...
Google buys marketing firm to boost discount moves
Google has agreed to buy the marketing firm Incentive Targeting in a move that gives the tech giant more tools to work with retailers on discounts and other promotions, the two firms said Wednesday.
Infrared NASA imagery sees Tropical Storm Bopha grow a tail
Tropical Storm Bopha continues to intensify in the western North Pacific Ocean as it heads toward Yap State, triggering more warnings and watches. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite captured over ...
Elk more concerned by human behavior than their natural predators
University of Alberta researchers discovered that elk are more frequently and more easily disturbed by human behaviour such as ATV drivers than by their natural predators like bears and wolves.
More omnivore dilemmas: Seasonal diet changes can cause reproductive stress in primates
When seasonal changes affect food availability, omnivores like blue monkeys adapt by changing their diets, but such nutritional changes may impact female reproduction, according to research published November ...
Skeletons in cave reveal Mediterranean secrets
Skeletal remains in an island cave in Favignana, Italy, reveal that modern humans first settled in Sicily around the time of the last ice age and despite living on Mediterranean islands, ate little seafood. The research is ...
New media world won't end need for journalists, study says
Bloggers, "crowdsourcing" and computer-generated articles are making contributions to the news media, but they cannot replace professional journalists in digging up important news.
Arctic sea ice larger than US melted this year
(AP)—An area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted this year, according the U.N. weather agency, which said the dramatic decline illustrates that climate change is happening "before our eyes."
Moody's cuts HP long-term debt rating to Baa1 (Update)
(AP)—Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday lowered its long-term credit rating on Hewlett-Packard, saying the technology giant will have trouble increasing sales of many of its products.
US pushes to keep entrepreneur jobs in the country
(AP)—The Obama administration's top immigration official says his agency is working to attract and keep more foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs who are seeking to start a company in the U.S.
Archaeologists discover shipwrecks, ancient harbor on coast of Israel
A team of archaeologists from the University of Rhode Island, the Israel Antiquities Authority, and the University of Louisville have discovered the remains of a fleet of early-19th century ships and ancient harbor structures ...
Qatar unveils low-emission hybrid car
A Qatari research centre unveiled a low-emission and low-fuel-consumption hybrid car Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN climate talks taking place in the gas-rich country, it said in a statement.