UN advances Internet privacy resolution (Update)
The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, following months ...
Melting water's lubricating effect on glaciers has only 'minor' role in future sea-level rise
Scientists had feared that melt-water which trickles down through the ice could dramatically speed up the movement of glaciers as it acts as a lubricant between the ice and the ground it moves over.
Paper a cost-efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures
(Phys.org) —Paper is becoming a high-tech material. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm have created targeted conductive structures on paper using a method ...
Biofuels may damage health, researchers find
Concern is growing about finding alternatives to fossil fuels, but the negative impact of one of these—biofuels—may be greater than we first thought, say scientists.
Removal of restrictions can decrease music piracy
Contrary to the traditional views of the music industry, removal of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions can actually decrease piracy, according to new research from Rice University and Duke University.
Noise pollution appears to cause some birds to change their songs making them less attractive
Power at work has payoffs, but not for health
Being at the top has its perks, but new University of Toronto research shows people in positions of authority at work are more likely to experience certain psychological and physical problems that can undermine the health ...
Bumblebees shy away from field-facing hedgerows
The pollination service provided by bumblebees on the field-side boundaries of hedgerows may be limited because farming methods are having a negative impact on their sources of food, a study has found.
Climate change threatens 30 years of sea turtle conservation success
A new University of Central Florida study is sounding the alarm about climate change and its potential impact on more than 30 years of conservation efforts to keep sea turtles around for the next generation.
Longer catch-and-release time leaves largemouth bass nests more vulnerable to predators
During spawning season, a largemouth bass male attentively guards its nest. Recent research at the University of Illinois found that catch-and-release angling could give bass predators the perfect opportunity ...
UN votes to protect privacy in digital age (Update)
The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping.
Time difference have significant negative impact on international trade
(Phys.org) —International time differences have a negative and economically significant impact on trade between countries, according to research published this week.
Intel shares drop after 2014 forecast
Intel Corp. shares are dropping on the chipmaker's disappointing forecast for 2014.
Facebook photos damage relationships, study finds
Sharing photographs on Facebook could damage relationships with friends, family and colleagues, a new study has found.