Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
America's place in the sun: Energy report sets goal
Security contractor breach not detected for months
A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials ...
China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough, research shows
In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98 per cent in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of the EU, which ...
Government to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly
The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. In ...
BlackBerry rides with Boeing on self-destruct phone
News Guide: Net neutrality and what it could mean to you
(AP)—A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet ...
China has 649 million people online, less are microblogging
Already the world's largest, China's online population grew last year but drifted away from Twitter-like microblogs, with the number of microblog users falling by 32 million.
Economists urge regular updates and reviews of cost of climate impacts estimate
The Social Cost of Carbon puts a dollar value on the climate damages per ton of CO2 released, and is used by - among others -policymakers to help determine the costs and benefits of climate policies. In the ...
Norway to cut climate pollution by 40 percent by 2030
Norway will cut its emissions of global warming gases by at least 40 percent by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union, the government said Wednesday.
Agency: Sage grouse spending to top $750 million by 2018
Spending on a government-sponsored initiative to help struggling sage grouse populations in the West is projected to exceed $750 million by 2018.
Journal shines a light on the high cost of indirect spending as part of research grants
NSA director: US needs Silicon Valley's expertise
U.S. intelligence depends on Silicon Valley innovation for technologies that strengthen the Internet and staff to provide national cybersecurity, National Security Agency director Mike Rogers told Stanford University professors ...
Dutch approve large-scale testing of self-driving cars
The Dutch government on Friday approved large-scale testing of self-driving cars and trucks on public roads, saying the technology could greatly reduce traffic jams and improve road safety.