Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher.
The Salton Sea: a time-bomb amid California drought
At first sight the Salton Sea looks putrid, with dead fish scattered among patches of fetid water in a vast salty lake in the middle of the Californian desert.
Google's new CFO gets $70M for defecting from Morgan Stanley
Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive.
Facebook moves ahead toward Internet drone air fleet
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote spots.
Flocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
Why does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to one side to avoid being attacked. ...
Cell phone 'bill shock' warnings can leave consumers worse off, says new study
Policies that push cellphone carriers to alert customers when they're about to exceed their plan limit are supposed to make things better for consumers.
Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized
A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe ...
Domestic violence victims may be hurt by mandatory arrest laws
"Just call the police, they have to do something," is sometimes the advice given to a woman who reveals that she is a victim of intimate partner violence (IPV), more commonly called domestic violence. The th ...
Wearable device helps vision-impaired avoid collision
People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood ...
Russian, American ready for a year in space
The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he'll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won't miss his twin brother.
Researchers use neutron scattering and supercomputing to study shape of a protein involved in cancer
For living organisms proteins are an essential part of their body system and are needed to thrive. In recent years, a certain class of proteins has challenged researchers' conventional notion that proteins ...
Scientists uncover key cellular mechanism involved in neurodegeneration and herpes
A team of scientists have used Diamond to uncover vital new information about the transport mechanism that works within cells, distributing elements to different areas and thus supporting a range of different ...
Special ops troops using flawed intel software
Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house ...
Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion
Yahoo on Thursday told US regulators that it will spend another $2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering US Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself.