Microsoft tops expectations with record revenue (Update)
Microsoft soared to record revenues in the last quarter, confounding Wall Street forecasts on the back of strong demand for Xbox consoles, Surface tablets and Internet "cloud" services.
Inheritance of lifespan is sex-dependent in fruit flies
Like mother, like daughter; like father, like son. Evolutionary biologists at the universities in Bielefeld and Uppsala (Sweden) have now shown that this proverb also applies to inheriting a long life – at least for fruit ...
Amazon's online workforce not so anonymous after all
(Phys.org) —Most people assume that Amazon.com's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability ...
World population could be nearly 11 billion by 2100, research shows
A new statistical analysis shows the world population could reach nearly 11 billion by the end of the century, according to a United Nations report issued June 13. That's about 800 million, or about 8 percent, more than the ...
Study estimates extent to which air pollution in China shortens human lives
A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it, according to a unique new study of China co-authored by an MIT economist.
Intel sees weak 4Q, little Windows 8 bounce (Update)
Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, expects cold winds to blow this fall, as consumers shift their spending toward tablets and a weak global economy curbs corporate spending on computers.
Researchers show telomere lengths predict life expectancy in the wild
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that biological age and life expectancy can be predicted by measuring an individual's DNA.
Wearable electronic skin delivers drugs and stores data
Average life expectancy has nearly doubled since 1800, thanks to progress in medicine. Most of that was made by developing drugs and improving public health services. The medical revolution of the 21st century ...
Icahn snaps up Apple shares as price dips
Activist investor Carl Icahn fired off word on Tuesday that he beefed up his Apple stock holdings by a half-billion dollars as the share price dipped.
Norway ranks No. 1, Afghanistan last, in quality of life for over-60s
No country takes better care of its seniors than Norway, where those over 60 enjoy social security bankrolled by the nation's oil wealth and are well represented in politics and the work place, a global study on aging reported ...
IBM 3Q revenue short of expectations, stock down (Update)
IBM said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income rose 6 percent, but its revenue fell and missed Wall Street's expectations by more than $1 billion. The company's stock fell in extended trading.
Netflix shares soar as viewer numbers climb (Update)
Netflix shares soared 10 percent Monday as the streaming television service reported that profit in the recently-ended quarter climbed along with its subscriber numbers, which are now above 40 million.
Twitter shares sink on worries about usage
Shares in Twitter sank more than 12 percent Tuesday as disappointing user numbers overshadowed a doubling of income in its third quarter and sparked several analyst downgrades.
Superdaddy Pyros keeps Pyrenees bear numbers up
The number of bears roaming the Pyrenees remained stable at a minimum of 22 last year, thanks largely to the continued virility of Pyros, the undisputed daddy of the colony.