Iraqi officials venture into world of the Internet
Smiling shyly, Wassan Saleh admitted to being the face of a vast problem across Iraq's bureaucracy that officials are now trying to remedy: she had never used a computer.
Transportation research finds roundabouts are the way to go for drivers of any age
A few years ago, a baby boomer turned 63 every seven seconds in this country, leading the New England University Transportation Center to proclaim that in fewer than 20 years, the United States would be a ...
Turning pine sap into 'ever-green' plastics
Plastic bags are a bane of nature. And not just bags – just about all plastics, really. Most are made out of petroleum, and a piece of plastic, if it misses the recycling bin and ends up in a landfill, ...
Obama threatens veto of cybersecurity bill
President Barack Obama threatened on Tuesday to veto a major cybersecurity bill unless Congress amends it to include more protections for privacy and civil liberties.
US says Apple led 'deliberate' scheme on ebooks (Update 2)
A US government lawyer accused Apple Monday of concocting a deliberate scheme to fix prices of electronic books as the antitrust trial against the tech giant got underway.
Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that
(AP)—Chances are local or state police departments have photographs of individuals' cars in their files, noting where a person was driving on a particular day, even if the person never did anything wrong.
Study: Many evangelicals are ambivalent about homosexuality and civil unions for gays
Tolerance toward gays and lesbians is growing within the evangelical community—long a stronghold against homosexuality—with many expressing ambivalent views about the issue, according to a Baylor University study.
World's groundwater increasingly at risk
The groundwater footprint. If you haven't heard that term yet, read on, because it soon could become as familiar as "carbon footprint."
Pee on the pods
Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who have examined the effectiveness of reusing nutrients from the human waste.
Investigative team finds river spillway flooding caused new land formation in Louisiana
Officers' body cameras raise privacy concerns
Officers at thousands of American law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments ...
Terrorism works, but only when governments allow it to
Terrorism can be a successful strategy for rebel groups during civil war, but only when governments allow it to work, finds a new study by a Michigan State University political scientist.
Irish conflict was most 'fertile period'
Though Ireland appeared to be on the brink of civil war at the start of the 20th century, new research shows how the period was one the most fertile in the country's history.
Neolithic man: The first lumberjack?
During the Neolithic Age (approximately 10000 BCE), early man evolved from hunter-gatherer to farmer and agriculturalist, living in larger, permanent settlements with a variety of domesticated animals and ...