Verdict set for Monday in Italy quake scientists trial
A verdict in the trial of seven top Italian scientists for manslaughter for underestimating the risks of an earthquake which killed 309 people in L'Aquila, central Italy, in 2009, is expected on Monday.
Contracts for Community Support Agriculture clarify expectations for producers and consumers
University of Illinois professor of agricultural law A. Bryan Endres and his wife are both lawyers so, between the two of them, they've read a lot of legal documents, but when they became members of their local Community ...
Leicester leads the way in most comprehensive ever hate-crime study
Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester.
Georgia's network of food hubs connect local farmers, markets
A recent University of Georgia survey of state food hubs found that Georgia is busy—through small groups of farmers—providing the large amounts of local produce needed to grow local markets.
Symbiotic survival of rare birds and rain forests: Researcher involves local residents in Ecuadorian study
On the coast of Ecuador, along the Pacific Ocean, on the western side of the Andes Mountains, lies the Choco rain forest. Here, Jordan Karubian, his students and local residents, whom he's enlisted as "environmental ...
Two rare Indian rhinos die after poaching attack
Two rare rhinos brutally attacked by poachers this week in northeast India have died, veterinarians said on Saturday, triggering protests at local authorities' failure to protect the animals.
Landslide mapping in the Swiss Alps to aid in development of safe, durable infrastructure
Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland. The mission's vast archives continue to prove useful for mapping ground deformation.
Technology-based, self-paced program facilitates learning for average- and low-achieving students
(Phys.org)—Hand-held technology can help to improve primary pupils' learning of grammar, according to a new study by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York.
Sandia experts help when sinkhole opens up in Louisiana
The U.S. Geological Survey turned to Sandia National Laboratories for help when the earth opened up last month near Bayou Corne, La.
Small town, rural Americans rely on local paper: survey
Americans in small towns and rural areas rely more on newspapers and television for local news than their big-city counterparts, a survey showed Wednesday.
US judge rejects call to ban YouTube anti-Muslim film
A US judge rejected Thursday a request by an actress in the anti-Islamic video that set off violent Muslim protests to ban YouTube from showing the trailer in the United States.
Facebook to require firms to pay for 'Offers'
Facebook said Thursday it was revamping its "Offers" service, by making companies pay for what had been free advertising until now.
YouTube extends film curb to Saudi Arabia
YouTube said Wednesday it extended its restrictions on a video sparking unrest in the Islamic world to Saudi Arabia, saying it is among countries where the film is considered illegal.
Mexican hackers attack political, official sites
(AP)—Mexican hackers have taken over more than a dozen websites belonging to political parties and local governments and posted a message criticizing the government on the nation's Independence Day.