EU broadens corporate tax crackdown to Amazon (Update)
The European Union is broadening its crackdown on multinationals' tax avoidance schemes, opening Tuesday an investigation into Amazon's practices on suspicion the online retailer is not paying its dues on ...
EU case against Google shows need for new publishing models in the information age
When Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation launched a broadside at Google, claiming the company abuses its overwhelming market position in Europe, it looked a lot like a clash between web and print – the Information ...
FBI widens probe of naked celebrity photos
The FBI vowed Monday to widen a probe into the massive hacking of naked celebrity photos if necessary, after new reported leaks including nude shots of Kim Kardashian.
Everything in moderation: Micro-8 to study regulating pathogens in space
Our bodies are breeding grounds for microbes—don't worry, it's a good thing! As scientists have been telling us for years, not all microbes are bad. Many active enzymes and bacteria are merely benign, and, ...
Blowfly maggots provide physical evidence for forensic cases
Estimation of the post mortem interval (PMI) is one of the most crucial matters in autopsies and entomological specimens have been widely used to determine PMI after 72 hours of death. This is done using ...
Scientist exposes new world of forensic analysis
Over the past 20 years DNA evidence has become the foundation upon which forensic investigation is built. The identification of traces of blood, saliva and other bodily fluids places a suspect directly at ...
Toyota says Chinese regulators looking at Lexus
Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that Chinese anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers.
China probes automakers, technology firms
Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of foreign automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China.
Final flight of European space vehicle to Space Station goes out with a 'Big Bang'
The fifth and final mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), scheduled for launch on July 29, will deliver new research investigations to the International Space Station. ...
Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations
Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report of synant ...
Veterinary researchers use forensic technology to track down drug residues in milk
Veterinarians at Iowa State University are using advanced forensic techniques and the same technology used by crime scene investigators to monitor drug residues in milk and meat.
Congress to probe how IRS emails could go missing (Update)
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen (KOSS-kuh-nenn) is telling Congress that eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes.
Guilty plea in governor's hacked email case (Update)
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's former campaign manager has pleaded guilty to two counts in a case that accused him of intercepting her email.
Microsoft fights court order in test on overseas data
Microsoft is challenging a US court order that would require it to hand over data from an overseas server in a test of the reach of American law enforcement.