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 ...
Journal shines a light on the high cost of indirect spending as part of research grants
Federal government struggles against cyberattacks
A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security identification numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and ...
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 ...
New study examines role of government in Deepwater Horizon oil spill
A recent ruling by a federal judge that BP was "grossly negligent" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico placed the majority of blame on the multinational oil and gas company. ...
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 ...
NASA deep-space rocket, SLS, to launch in 2018
The US space agency's powerful deep-space rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), aims to blast off for the first time in 2018, NASA said Wednesday.
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.
Researchers reverse-engineering China's online censorship methods reveal government's deepest concerns
Paraplegic in 'Iron Man' bodysuit to open World Cup
The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain.
Energy-subsidy reform can be achieved with proper preparation, outside pressure
Reform of energy subsidies in oil-exporting countries can reduce carbon emissions and add years to oil exports, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it
The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States.
The Great Barrier Reef should not be listed as 'in danger'
The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site "in danger" at international meetings next year. ...
Norway probes spy equipment found in central Oslo
Norwegian police said Sunday they have warned politicians about possible eavesdropping of cellphone calls after several listening devices were reportedly found in central Oslo, including near government buildings and Parliament.