Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom

(AP) -- The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting ...

Motorola to officially split into 2 companies

(AP) -- Motorola Inc.'s formal split into two companies on Tuesday will mark the final step in the years-long breakup of a consumer electronics industry pioneer.

4 and 20 blackbirds, and 4,000, dead in the sky

(AP) -- Celebratory fireworks likely sent thousands of discombobulated blackbirds into such a tizzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths in central Arkansas, scientists say. ...

Have we reached peak travel?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the 1970s, passenger travel by vehicles and airplanes has grown rapidly in industrialized countries, and the International Energy Agency has predicted steady, though slower, travel growth until 2030 ...

Protein wields phosphate group to inhibit cancer metastasis

By sticking a chemical group to it at a specific site, a protein arrests an enzyme that may worsen and spread cancer, an international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports ...

Cretan tools point to 130,000-year-old sea travel

Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists on the island of Crete have discovered what may be evidence of one of the world's earliest sea voyages by humans.

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