Study suggests reducing energy demand in the future may be centered on developing cities
Facebook adds 'tips' in potential Yelp challenge
Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp.
What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?
Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low
The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife ...
Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.
Satellite witnesses developing US nor'easter
National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor'easter that will bring blizzard ...
Google Glass, apps and interactive exhibits change the museum-going experience
Looking at a painting no longer means simply looking at a painting.
Greenland Ice: The warmer it gets the faster it melts
Melting of glacial ice will probably raise sea level around the globe, but how fast this melting will happen is uncertain. In the case of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the more temperatures increase, the faster ...
Uber says it can create 50,000 jobs in Europe
The car-sharing start-up Uber can create as many as 50,000 jobs in Europe this year as part of a "new partnership" with European cities, its chief executive told a conference in Munich.
Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup
As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in ...
Uber agrees to share passenger trip data with Boston
Uber has reached an agreement with Boston to share information about the trips passengers take using its on-demand service, a turnaround for a company that in the past has been reluctant to hand over data to government regulators.
It's game on for air quality
It's not all fun and games when Utah's Wasatch Front has a bad air day thanks to pollution trapped by a weather inversion. But a new computer game developed at the University of Utah puts thumb-twitching ...
NYC libraries pioneer free hot spot lending to 10,000
The New York Public Library is launching the nation's largest Internet lending program, handing out 10,000 free high-speed hot spots to some of the city's poorest residents.
Muggy cities will feel future heat even more
Several Australian cities, such as Adelaide and Perth, have greeted 2015 with scorching weather as summer hits its stride – the kind of conditions that leave us crying out for an air conditioner, rather than dreaming of barbeques and beach trips. ...