Tropical countries' growing wealth may aid conservation
While inadequate funding has hampered international efforts to conserve biodiversity in tropical forests, a new Duke University-led study finds that people in a growing number of tropical countries may be ...
Researchers use genome analysis to understand how King Penguins came to breed on Crozet Islands
Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate (Update 4)
Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye—and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much ...
Field study suggests decreased diversity reduces liter decomposition rates
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 ...
Bigger government makes for more satisfied people, international study finds
People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
Argentina beats Germany in World Cup, Twitter says
Not surprisingly, Argentina, Brazil and Germany had the highest number of tweets during the recent World Cup, but Bosnia, Cameron and Ivory Coast saw the greatest surge in terms of percentage increase in ...
Publish don't perish thanks to new iPhone app
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.
European immigrants assimilated successfully, economist says
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an "open borders" United States absorbed millions of European immigrants in one of the largest mass migrations ever. New research by Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky ...