Convenience of technology comes at a cost
As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...
Forests under threat from exotic earthworm invasion
It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet. A recent study by Dara Seidl and Peter Klepeis of Colgate University in New York traces the ways ...
Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment (Update)
Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.
ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell
Your Web product, in a locker near you
Online retailers Walmart.com and Amazon.com are looking to extend their reach by putting delivery lockers in drugstores and convenience stores, and in chain stores like Staples, to meet customers' demands for faster access ...
California becomes first US state to ban plastic bags
California became the first US state Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags, as Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law.
Redbox pulls plug on online streaming
Redbox and Verizon Communications plan to shut down their unprofitable online competitor to Netflix on Tuesday night.
Proximity to convenience stores fosters child obesity
Childhood obesity is directly related to how close kids live to convenience stores, according to the preliminary findings of a major Canadian study presented at the Entretiens Jacques-Cartier in Lyon, France. The ongoing ...
Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments
(AP) -- After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.