New York Times says in talks to sell About.com
The New York Times Company has confirmed it is in talks to sell off its how-to website About.com, but insisted that no definitive deal had been reached.
NIST shows new device could improve fiber-optic quantum data transmission
(Phys.org) -- Tests performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show that a new method for splitting photon beams could overcome a fundamental physical hurdle in transmitting electronic ...
Long-predicted fluctuations in cell membranes observed for first time
(Phys.org) -- A long-standing mystery in cell biology may be closer to a solution thanks to measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and France's Institut Laue-Langevin ...
Facebook pressured to remove page deemed racist
(AP) Facebook is under pressure in Australia to take down a page that insults Aborigines with the government accusing the social networking company of using its U.S. base to avoid Australian anti-discrimination laws.
Seven rare rhinos spotted in Indonesian jungle
Seven Sumatran rhinos have been captured on hidden cameras in an Indonesian national park where the critically endangered species was feared extinct, a conservationist said Thursday.
Urban poor plagued by 'burdens of place'
Most of America's urban cores were designed for walking but offer little in the way of supermarkets, healthy restaurants and other amenities for residents to walk to, according to a study led by a Michigan ...
Eruption's agricultural risk analysed
(Phys.org) -- Massey University researchers say ash from this weeks Mt Tongariro eruption poses no great human health or agricultural threat.
NASA Global Hawk pilots face challenges flying hurricane missions
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission will be a complex one for the pilots flying NASA's Global Hawk aircraft from the ground. The mission, set to begin this month, will be the first ...
China giant offers to help clean HK pellet spill
Chinese oil major Sinopec on Thursday offered to help pay to clean up tonnes of plastic pellets that have fouled Hong Kong beaches since a spill at sea during a typhoon two weeks ago.
Charge separation in silver clusters
Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) users from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, working with the Argonne National Laboratory's CNM Nanophotonics Group, have demonstrated the existence of long-lived char ...
Study looks to separate side effects from antibiotic activity
(Phys.org) -- A new project is investigating whether altering the production of an antibiotic will remove side effects preventing it being used clinically to battle drug-resistant superbugs.
Graphene coating transforms fragile aerogels into superelastic materials
When the grass isn't always greener
Worries about Pennsylvania facing a severe drought seem to have faded with recent rainstorms, but the question of how to care for your lawn during this summer's heat is still important.
Drought creating waves of uncertainty for livestock producers
Some of the key safety nets that benefit crop farmers dealing with this years scorching drought wont help livestock producers who have been saddled with high feed costs and growing uncertainty, ...