New data from PAMELA provides better measure of positrons
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Amoeba study puts bite on dysentery
An amoeba parasite that causes potentially fatal dysentery in poor countries wreaks its havoc by eating intestinal cells alive, scientists reported on Wednesday.
New study shows the Euro leading to uniform prices across countries
Economics has a "law of one price," which states that identical goods should, in theory, sell for identical prices—or else markets will even out the differences. Empirical work on the topic, however, has ...
First Russian smartphone, dual-screen YotaPhone, launched in Moscow
Russia's first domestically designed smartphone, the YotaPhone, was unveiled in Moscow on Wednesday, featuring an always-on second screen as a unique feature to differentiate it from the plethora of competitors.
Ex-Nokia engineers launch new smartphone (Update)
Engineers who used to work for Nokia are hoping to grab a share of the lucrative and highly competitive smartphone market with a new handset, which is based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old ...
Web inventor: Surveillance threatens democracy (Update)
The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web spoke out Friday against what he called a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship," warning that it is threatening the future of democracy.
The reasons behind crime
More punishment does not necessarily lead to less crime, say researchers at ETH Zurich who have been studying the origins of crime with a computer model. In order to fight crime, more attention should be ...
US adults score below average on worldwide test
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology—all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength—American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according ...
Where in the world are young people using the internet?
According to a common myth, today's young people are all glued to the Internet. But in fact, only 30 percent of the world's youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old has been active online ...
Switzerland leads in global energy ranking
Switzerland and a handful of countries in Europe led the way in a global ranking Tuesday of energy efficiency, access to resources and environmental sustainability.
Google launches online constitution archive
Internet giant Google launched an archive of the world's constitutions Monday in a new online initiative designed to help countries emerging from conflicts or political crises.
France proposes taxing data transferred out of EU
France has proposed the European Union study taxing companies for transferring personal data outside of the bloc, for example in call centres abroad.
US, Sweden unveil $25 mln clean water technology grant
The US Agency for International Development and the Swedish government announced a $25 million grant program Monday to increase access to clean water for farming.