Motorboats go silent on Venice's Grand Canal
Venice on Sunday enjoyed the sounds of silence as authorities imposed a five-hour ban on motorboats plying the Renaissance city's main waterway in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and architectural ...
New app powers better sanitation in developing world
A new mobile phone app developed by a University of Nottingham researcher is changing the lives of millions of people in Africa by giving them the power to instantly report problems with poor sanitation.
Designing a structure one can at a time to help feed local families
Have you ever thought about the life-changing impact that a single can is able to make in the fight against hunger? Canstruction is an international charity competition in which architects, engineers, contractors, ...
US newspaper industry limits revenue drop to 2%
US newspapers saw revenues fall two percent in 2012, an industry association said Monday, suggesting an easing of the woes of the beleaguered sector.
Google resells print rights to Frommer guide founder
Google said Thursday it had "returned" the print rights for Frommer's travel books to company founder Arthur Frommer less than a year after acquiring the popular tourist guides.
Truth about 'controversial' Bennachie colonists sought by archaeologists
(Phys.org) —They were a band of squatters who set up a community on the foot of the North-East's most famous peak in the 19th century and were the source of much local debate at the time, but surprisingly ...
China orders stepped-up scrutiny on Apple
Apple is to face "strengthened supervision" from China's consumer watchdogs, state media reported Friday, as the US computer giant is hit by a barrage of negative publicity and court cases in the country.
Studies find Midwesterners open to wind farms, especially in rural areas
(Phys.org) —Indiana residents are overwhelmingly receptive to wind farms in their communities, even in areas that have rejected turbine development, according to Purdue University studies.
Local food makes up 20 percent of Florida's eat-at-home market, study shows
Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states, according to a University of Florida study.
Study of grinding stones suggests adaption to ice age may have led to birth of agriculture in China
Clarity needed over food co-op motivations
The diversity between models of food co-op can cause confusion, a new report from the Centre for Food Policy has concluded, and communities need to be clear about their motivations for running one. ...
Newsroom cuts a boon for PR but a turnoff for readers, report finds
Widespread cost cutting in newsrooms has led to less investigative journalism, more weather and traffic reports and greater opportunities for lobbyists to get their message into the media, a US report has found. ...
China to more than double air monitoring network
China will more than double the number of cities covered by air quality monitoring, a top environment official said Friday, as part of efforts to tackle heavy smog that has sparked huge public anger.
Farmers who commit totally to sell locally can make a profit, study says
Farmers can make a profit selling their produce directly to local businesses, but they must not let possible new costs weaken their commitment to the new venture, according to an international team of researchers.