Assessment of the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission
In 2012, the "Mars One" project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. The mission would initially send four astronauts on a one-way trip ...
Judge rejects Silicon Valley anti-poaching settlement
A federal judge Friday rejected a plan to compensate employees affected by an "anti-poaching" agreement involving Silicon Valley tech giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.
Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies
Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday.
Apple reaches settlement in e-book price-fixing case (Update)
Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with a group of US states who had accused it of conspiring with publishers to fix the prices of e-books.
Workers in tech case likely to get average of $4K
Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly ...
FCC fines Sprint $7.5 million in Do Not Call case
The Federal Communications Commission says Sprint will pay $7.5 million in the largest Do Not Call settlement to date for making unwanted telemarketing calls and sending texts to consumers.
Silicon Valley no-poaching settlement in doubt
Casting some doubt on a proposed $324 million settlement with four Silicon Valley powers, a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging illegal hiring practices in the tech industry has urged a federal judge to reject the pact, ...
Q&A: How life might expand in the universe
Michael Mautner, Ph.D., a research professor of chemistry in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences, studies how life might expand beyond Earth, using meteorites to find how ...
Researchers study dynamics of neighborhood formation
(Phys.org) —Undergraduate research opportunities abound at Arizona State University, and archaeologist Michael E. Smith is one of the top faculty for providing them.
HP to pay $108 million in US to settle bribery probes
US computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $108 million to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, officials said Wednesday.
Group turns on Facebook privacy case deal (Update)
Children's advocacy groups fired at Facebook, rejecting a $20 million deal made to settle charges that the social network violated privacy by using "likes" as endorsements for ads.
Google still controls your information, despite EU ruling
After a long investigation, Google has finally reached a settlement with the European Commission about how it presents search results.
US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill
A US federal appeals court upheld a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP and the coastal residents and businesses hit by the company's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
Ohio deal: Websites won't bill to remove mug shots
Two websites that post mug shots will stop charging people to remove the photos under a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit in Ohio.