Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns
Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
US safety agency offers online recall check
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Website Ask.fm to get more oversight of complaints
New York's attorney general says new owners of the website Ask.fm have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in an attempt to curb harassment and bullying.
Smart labels detect contaminated meat before it hits shelves
Have you ever worried about getting salmonella or E. coli poisoning from meat? Researchers at the University of Alberta are working on a new way to spot spoiled meat before it hits grocery-store shelves.
Calcium makes for an environmentally friendly pickle
George Washington had a collection of 476 kinds of pickles. To prevent scurvy, Christopher Columbus stocked pickles on the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Julius Caesar, believing pickles to be invigorating, ...
British engineer lining path to recycled paper coffee cups
Sublime design of the PB/5 pedestrian button
We are more likely to thump this instantly recognisable design, on a daily basis, than to give it much thought. The PB/5 pedestrian button, a type of "Audio-Tactile Pedestrian Detector" (ATPD), is a successful ...
US company in Iowa churns out 100 cloned cows a year
In the meadow, four white-haired Shorthorn heifers peel off from the others, raising their heads at the same time in the same direction. Unsettling, when you know they are clones.
Fast, portable device for 'on-the-go,' laboratory-quality cocaine testing
Testing for cocaine and other drugs usually involves two steps: a quick on-site prescreen, and then a more accurate confirmatory test at a distant laboratory. This process can take days or weeks—but that's ...
Study shows more bicyclists on road means fewer collisions
A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed ...
Date labeling confusion contributes to food waste
Date labeling variations on food products contribute to confusion and misunderstanding in the marketplace regarding how the dates on labels relate to food quality and safety, according to a scientific review paper in the ...
US mayors to vote on climate change resolution
U.S. mayors gathered in Texas will decide whether to endorse a call for cities to use nature to fight the effects of climate change.
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.
Montana is only state without driver texting ban
Montana is now the only state in the nation that doesn't ban at least some drivers from texting ever since a new law took effect in South Carolina this week.