New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations
Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday.
Heinz Awards honors six for solving critical human issues
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human "microlivers" that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards.
NYC mayor unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day
The nation's biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to limit its impact on the environment with its fight against income inequality ...
Anthropologist offers possible explanation for collapse of ancient city of Teotihuacan
Study using OpenStreetMap and mathematics reveals there are only four unique city topologies
Researcher investigates "creepiness factor" in online targeted ads
A recent study suggests online advertisements that target users based on their web browsing habits and other personal information have a negative impact on the person's intent to purchase the product. But ...
Fermi satellite finds hints of starquakes in magnetar 'storm'
(Phys.org) —NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing ...
Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society's demise was more complex than just weather
Water in smog may reveal pollution sources
The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers ...
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
Archaeologists defy Isis militants by finding new antiquities in Iraq
University of Manchester archaeologists are continuing to make significant new discoveries near the ancient city of Ur despite efforts by Islamic State militants to 'culturally cleanse' Iraq of its ancient relics.
LA mayor envisions greener, more walkable city in the future
Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.
Ancient and modern cities aren't so different
Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the ...