Mathematician devises a means for tying impact of teaching quality to pupil's future earnings
Yahoo's email becomes more like Gmail in redesign (Update)
Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.
Researcher debunks myths that play into soldiers' financial readiness
Marking the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Oct. 7 should be a day dedicated to honoring our soldiers and veterans. One way to do this is by ensuring they are financially secure, according to a 2013 Kansas State ...
New analysis of fossils reveal ancient bird had two tails
Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop made by HP
Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more.
Rural land use policies curb wildfire risks—to a point
Using Montana's fast-growing Flathead County as a template, a Washington State University researcher has found that moderately restrictive land-use policies can significantly curb the potential damage of ...
Foundations of digital marketing shaken by new study
The holy grail of creating advertising synergy across different devices has been turned on its head with new research from the Interactive Television Research Institute at Murdoch University.
Working together: Bacteria join forces to produce electricity
Bacterial cells use an impressive range of strategies to grow, develop and sustain themselves. Despite their tiny size, these specialized machines interact with one another in intricate ways.
Nuance to add pair of Icahn nominees to board
Nuance Communications Inc. says it's reached a deal with billionaire investor Carl Icahn to add two of his nominees to its board.
Residents feel safer with walkable, retail space
The characteristics of walkable neighbourhoods have been explored for their associations with perceived crime risk and fear of crime in Perth's new suburban housing developments.
Lack of worker skills threatens European recovery (Update 2)
Andrea Ortiz, a 24-year-old Spaniard, has degrees in law and business yet works in a multinational clothing company as a store clerk. She has little hope of advancement and fears that when finally she does ...
Politics and perceptions: Social media, politics collide in focus of research
(Phys.org) —It bothered Lindsay Hoffman and colleagues to see other researchers making broad yet vague claims about the role social media plays in political participation. So they decided to study it.
Scientist studies Hurricane Sandy's impact on N.J. coastal wetlands, one year later
Hurricane Sandy landed right on top of Dr. Tracy Quirk's wetland monitoring stations – but it wasn't all bad news.
CERN's scientists bask in joy of 'God Particle' Nobel
Scientists at the lab which discovered the "God particle" popped champagne Tuesday, ecstatic over the Nobel Physics Prize award for its theoreticians Peter Higgs and Francois Englert. ...