Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows
A proposed California bill would force SeaWorld San Diego to stop using killer whales in its iconic shows and to release them from their tanks, the latest blowback that the exotic animal attraction has faced after a documentary ...
You've got mail: Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction
A more than 15-year old laptop doesn't go for much on eBay—unless it's the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential email.
Survey finds surprising attitudes toward energy costs, environmental impact
(Phys.org) —Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new University of Michigan survey.
Internet sales tax back on Congress' radar
At least $100,000 worth of business at Chase's Do It Best Hardware in Gainesville, Ga., shuffles out the door and onto the Internet each year to avoid sales taxes, in business manager Craig Shoemaker's estimation.
Web founder calls for Internet bill of rights
A bill of rights should be created to govern the Internet in the wake of revelations about the depth of government surveillance, the inventor of the World Wide Web said on Wednesday.
Microsoft's Gates reclaims title as world's richest
The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes's world's billionaires list, with his $76 billion beating out Mexico's Carlos Slim's $72 billion.
World's richest man would still pick up a $100 bill
The world's wealthiest man Bill Gates would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100,000 a year.
Bill Gates: From teen geek to world's richest man
As a geeky-looking teenager, he started in a garage and created the world's biggest software company. He then became the world's richest man and the world's most prominent philanthropist.
Microsoft nears CEO choice, mulls Gates role
Microsoft is nearing a decision on its new chief executive, with Indian-born insider Satya Nadella the leading candidate, US media reported Friday.
Capitol chemistry: How Congress will alter the science landscape in 2014
The Congressional agenda for 2014 includes science issues with far-reaching implications for an array of issues including public health, job growth, pharmaceutical research and energy, according to an article in Chemical & ...
Sexual selection may result in bigger-billed male birds
(Phys.org) —To female coastal plain swamp sparrows, male bill size matters.
Pollution alarm as Greeks switch to firewood for heat
Greek authorities on Monday offered free electricity to low-income families on certain days, after smog rose sharply as hard-hit residents increasingly shun fuel for cheaper firewood to heat their homes.
Woman's secret Santa turns out to be Bill Gates
One woman's secret Santa this holiday season turned out to be one of the richest men in the world: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Nissan Leafs can now power the office, as well as the home
Nissan has carried out a successful early field test of a system that will allow companies to regulate their electricity bills using the batteries of Nissan LEAFs used by their staff to commute to work. "Vehicle-To-Building" ...