Noted researchers warn that biomedical research system in US is unsustainable
Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US
The White House Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production in the United States, particularly by encouraging the installation of solar panels in public spaces.
Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years
In the most densely forested and most densely populated quadrant of the United States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values and practices. Disturbances associated with those needs, such as ...
Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone
After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged further integration of air and space defence capabilities, in what experts described Tuesday as a response to the militarisation of space by rivals including the United States.
Mercury found in remote national park streams
Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska.
Disease threatens world's bananas, says UN
The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential "massive destruction" of the world's $5.0-billion (3.6-billion euro) a year banana crop as a plant disease spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
A sharp eye on Southern binary stars
Unlike our sun, with its retinue of orbiting planets, many stars in the sky orbit around a second star. These binary stars, with orbital periods ranging from days to centuries, have long been the primary ...
India's Infosys sees profit leap by 25%, beats forecasts
Indian outsourcing giant Infosys on Tuesday reported quarterly net profit rose by a surprise 25 percent, lifted by new European and US contracts, as it forecast an increase in annual revenues.
Dish Network denies wrongdoing in $2M settlement
The state attorney general's office says Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for what it calls a deceptive surcharge, but the satellite TV provider denies any wrongdoing.
US delays decision on Keystone pipeline project
The United States announced Friday a fresh delay on a final decision regarding a controversial Canada to US oil pipeline, saying more time was needed to carry out a review.
Fur flies as US gets to grips with feral cats
It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats—rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King.
Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes
Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Environmental Quality.