Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift
Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
More, bigger wildfires burning western US, study shows
Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become ...
Review: With Galaxy S5, Samsung proves less can be more
Samsung Electronics Co. has produced the most formidable rival yet to the iPhone 5S: the Galaxy S5. The device, released over the weekend, is the fifth edition of the company's successful line of Galaxy S ...
NASA image: God of the Gap
(Phys.org) —Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings.
Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy eastern US
This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional." The same was true in 2013. In 2012, drought even spread to the humid east.
Clean air: Fewer sources for self-cleaning
Up to now, HONO, also known as nitrous acid, was considered one of the most important sources of hydroxyl radicals (OH), which are regarded as the detergent of the atmosphere, allowing the air to clean itself. ...
New research on Earth's carbon budget
(Phys.org) —Results from a research project involving scientists from the Desert Research Institute have generated new findings surrounding some of the unknowns of changes in climate and the degree to which ...
'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out (Update)
The maverick founder of Russia's top social network, Pavel Durov, said Tuesday he had fled the country after selling his share in the company under pressure from the security services.
US urged to drop India WTO case on solar
Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change.
Research reveals evolution of cells' signaling networks in diverse organisms
(Phys.org) —Cells use protein-signaling networks to process information from their surroundings and respond to constantly changing environments. This includes information about the presence or absence of ...
Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers
Computer users circumvent password security with workarounds, according to study
(Phys.org) —When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor ...
Under some LED bulbs whites aren't 'whiter than white'
For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different ...
Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct
The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed Friday.