Alarm over vanishing frogs in the Caribbean
A curtain of sound envelops the two researchers as they make their way along the side of a mountain in darkness, occasionally hacking their way with a machete to reach the mouth of a small cave.
On Twitter, anti-vaccination sentiments spread more easily than pro-vaccination sentiments
On Twitter, a popular microblogging and social-networking service, statements about vaccines may have unexpected effects—positive messages may backfire, according to a team of Penn State University researchers ...
NKorea's Twitter account hacked amid tension (Update)
Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites Thursday, as tensions rose on the Korean Peninsula.
Warner Bros launches streaming for 'rare' movies, TV
Warner Bros on Tuesday unveiled a new streaming television subscription service to give viewers access to its archive of productions dating back to the 1920s.
Astronomical pranks of April fools' past
The first day of April is always a traditional time for pranks and puns, and astronomers and scientists aren't above an April Fools' Day shenanigan or two. Hey, I gotta admit, as a freelance science journalist, ...
French Jewish students take legal action against Twitter
A Jewish student group has announced it was taking further legal action against Twitter over the global networking site's failure to respond to a French court order to hand over data to help identify the ...
Vatican's communications site runs Batman story
One of the Vatican's main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman on Thursday with the headline "Holy Switcheroo!"—raising concerns they might have been hacked.
Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century, study finds
The use of words with emotional content in books has steadily decreased throughout the last century, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield, and Durham. The study, published ...
UM researcher revolutionizing scientific communication, one tweet at a time
University of Miami (UM) doctoral student in Environmental Science and Policy, David Shiffman was invited to tweet updates in real-time, at the International Congress of Conservation Biology, New Zealand, ...
Verizon-backed Redbox launches streaming service
In a challenge to instant video leader Netflix, telecom giant Verizon and rental group Redbox have launched a streaming video service for US customers.
Smoke signals: The intriguing chemistry of a conclave chimney
The eyes of the world are focused on a thin chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel. Underneath, ensconced in the papal conclave, 115 cardinals are due to make their decision as to who will succeed Benedict ...
Cardinals tweet goodbyes before conclave lockdown
Cardinals entering the Vatican ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope took to Twitter to say goodbye to their online flock before they are cut off from the outside world.
US takes its diplomacy digital
When John Kerry took to Twitter on his first day as US secretary of state, he joined an army of diplomats using social media to reach out and connect directly with people around the world.
A US ambassador and the art of Twitter diplomacy
American diplomats around the world are embracing social media to better connect with people both at home and abroad.