LinkedIn membership hits 300 million
The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.
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.
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.
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.
East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests... for now
Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers hope new tests will prevent enteric disease in pork industry
Pork products cost about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses currently devastating the ...