Why Pakistan abandoned its Nobel laureate
The two-room bungalow, the birth place of Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, today stands empty, testament to the indifference, bigotry and prejudice surrounding the country's greatest scientist.
Hackers take over US sentencing commission website (Update)
The hacker-activist group Anonymous said it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.
Study shows religion is a potent force for cooperation, conflict
Across history and cultures, religion increases trust within groups but also may increase conflict with other groups, according to an article in a special issue of Science.
Foxconn faces another strike in China: rights group
Over 1,000 workers went on strike over working conditions at a plant linked to Foxconn, a rights group said Saturday, in the latest controversy to hit the Taiwanese technology giant.
One-for-all cultures foster suicide bomber terrorism
To understand suicide bombers better – why people kill themselves and others for a cause – we need to look more closely at cultures that value a group over an individual, says new Cornell social sciences research.
UK blocks extradition of alleged hacker to US (Update)
(AP)—A British computer hacker's decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. over alleged breaches of military and NASA networks ended in success Tuesday, as the U.K. government ruled he was unfit to ...
Leaf cutter ants inspire powerful new anti-cancer drugs
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of East Anglia are developing a new class of anti-cancer drugs that are not only powerful but also circumvent a primary cause of resistance to chemotherapy.
Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies at 26
A co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday, prompting an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free ...
Apple opens biggest Asian store in Beijing
Apple on Saturday opened its biggest Asian store yet in Beijing, with hordes of shoppers descending on the three-floor complex that highlights the growing importance of China to the US tech giant.
Lipid helps cells find their way by keeping their 'antennae' up
A lipid that helps lotion soften the skin also helps cells find and stay in the right location in the body by ensuring they keep their "antennae" up, scientists report.
'White Widow', 'Black Widow': Why do female terrorists perplex us?
While the Westgate terrorist siege in Kenya propelled terrorist group Al Shabaab and, to a lesser extent, the Muslim Youth Centre (MYC) back onto the global scene, the alleged involvement of Samantha Lewthwait ...
Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize
A smartphone app to assist people with bipolar disorder, conceived by Cornell researchers, has won the prestigious $100,000 Heritage Open mHealth Challenge.
How can we protect young people from cyberbullying?
The recent arrest by Canadian police of two young people who allegedly shared a photo of a young woman being sexually assaulted has once again highlighted the danger that social media can pose for teenagers.
Killing of Bin Laden offers insight into the 'business of martyrdom'
The way the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden sent a message every bit as powerful as the fact that he was killed in the first place, according to the author of a new history of suicide bombing.