Soot suspect in puzzling mid-1800s Alps glacier retreat

Scientists have uncovered strong evidence that soot, or black carbon, sent into the air by a rapidly industrializing Europe, likely caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps.

The true raw material footprint of nations

The amount of raw materials needed to sustain the economies of developed countries is significantly greater than presently used indicators suggest, a new Australian study has revealed.

Get dialed in on how to safeguard your smartphones

Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted "search toolbar" on your computer's Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn't disappeared ...

Review: Google Glass needs lots of polishing

Google Glass is an innovative - if unpolished - technology. But it has what I think is a fundamental flaw: Designed to be worn on the face throughout the day, Glass is a barrier between users and the real world around them.

Privacy issues shadow medical apps' claims to improve care

Smartphones and tablets are go-to gadgets to count calories, document daily jogs, measure heart rates and record sleep patterns. Some applications now even analyze blood sugar levels, track fertility or monitor moods for ...

Amazon asks Supreme Court to block NY sales tax

Amazon.com Inc. is taking its tax fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to block a demand from New York authorities that it collect a sales tax on goods sold in that state.

Analysis: Yahoo needs more than eyeballs to grow

Yahoo Inc. may have reclaimed the top spot in the Web traffic rankings, but experts say the Web portal has a long way to go before it's demonstrated that the huge changes made by CEO Marissa Mayer are turning the business ...

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