Centuries-old math formula helps map galaxy clusters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Across the universe, galaxies band together in clusters so huge it can take 10 million years for light to travel from one end of a galaxy cluster to the other. Probing these metropolises is ...
Hackers nab card data from 200,000 Citi customers (Update 2)
Citigroup Inc. has become the latest victim in a string of high-profile data thefts by hackers targeting some of the world's best-known companies.
Nokia's technology chief 'quits over strategy'
Nokia's head of technology has taken a leave of absence and is not coming back over disagreement over a new group strategy, Finland's leading daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Thursday.
Archaeologists discover skeleton in doctor's garden
A skeleton, possibly dating from Roman times, has been unearthed by archaeologists from the University of Bristol during a dig in the garden of vaccination pioneer Dr Edward Jenner in Berkeley, Gloucestershire.
Scientists gain insight on how plants bend toward light
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Purdue University-led study may change how scientists think about how some plants bend toward light.
Comparing apples and oranges: Handheld technology detects chemicals on store produce
(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University researchers recently took their miniature mass spectrometer grocery shopping to test for traces of chemicals on standard and organic produce.
Findings indicate the edge of the solar system is filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles
Boston University astronomer Merav Opher will feature prominently in a NASA teleconference this week to discuss the latest findings about the nature of the solar system.
Crimes borne of domestic abuse face long prison terms
Survivors of domestic violence who are convicted of crimes when protecting themselves from abuse often face long prison sentences, according to a new report on the barriers to justice faced by women survivor-defendants in ...
UF researcher reduces allergens in peanuts using pulsed light
A University of Florida researcher has developed a new technique to make peanuts safer for people with peanut allergies.
Scientists find gene vital to nerve cell development
(Medical Xpress) -- The bodys ability to perform simple tasks like flex muscles or feel heat, cold and pain depends, in large part, on myelin, an insulating layer of fats and proteins that speeds the ...
In Kabul, air pollution a bigger killer than war
War may kill thousands of civilians a year in Afghanistan, but choking air pollution in the capital Kabul is more deadly, experts say.
Study backs Australia pollution tax plans
A government-backed study of pollution reduction policies among Australia's major trade partners Thursday backed "price-based schemes" as most effective, boosting Canberra's carbon tax plan.
'Kill a camel' to cut pollution concept in Australia
Australia is considering awarding carbon credits for killing feral camels as a way to tackle climate change.
Gartner cuts 2011 global PC growth forecast
Technology research company Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for worldwide personal computer growth amid a sharp drop in sales of mini-notebooks and rising interest in tablets such as Apple's iPad.