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Why children should be taught philanthropy

"Philanthropy" is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people. Increasingly though, children from a spread of socio-economic backgrounds are participating in and learning about what it means to be ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Australia to ditch pollution levy by 2014

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Tuesday announced the country's divisive fixed-price carbon tax will be scrapped a year ahead of schedule in favour of a market-driven emissions trading scheme.

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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The case for alien life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: Earth. But evidence is mounting that we are not alone. Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar and astrophysicist Steven Desch, professors in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Astronomy
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Yahoo! completes Tumblr takeover

Yahoo! said Thursday it has completed a billion-dollar deal taking over the popular blogging platform Tumblr, a move aimed at bringing more youthful users into the company's orbit.

dateJun 20, 2013 in Business
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Predicting collective online behavior

A new study shows that small websites, in terms of daily user flux based on number of clicks, have a disproportionally high impact when it comes to traffic generation and influence compared to larger websites. These findings, ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in General Physics
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WhatsApp storms to lead in online-messaging race

Its chief executive claims it has more users than Twitter. It's rumored to have just rebuffed a $1 billion buyout offer from Google. So what's up with WhatsApp? And how has a San Francisco startup that many Americans still ...

dateMay 08, 2013 in Software
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Reversal of the black widow myth

The Black Widow spider gets its name from the popular belief that female spiders eat their male suitors after mating. However, a new study has shown that the tendency to consume a potential mate is also true of some types ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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