Russia, China to launch space observatory

Russian and Chinese space agency officials say they will build and launch an ultraviolet space observatory to be placed into orbit in 2010.

China to surpass U.S. emissions levels

The International Energy Agency says China will surpass the United States in carbon dioxide emissions by 2009, about a decade ahead of previous predictions.

Study: First Europeans lived in Italy

A team of Italian scientists says it has determined the first Europeans lived in southern Italy and not Spain, as had been thought.

Calif. developers settle asbestos claim

Two California developers have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle alleged violations of a plan for dealing with naturally occurring asbestos.

Google could be 'gagged' by new laws: expert

Internet search engines such as Google could be crippled by changes to copyright law in Australia that look set to be implemented by the Federal Government, a Copyright expert from The Australian National University argues.

Cold War caper revisted

Two Michigan State University researchers are the first to unlock the secrets of the invisible ink used by East Germany's secret police force, the Stasi, and in the process have mixed a batch of chemistry, history and mystery ...

Water: More Valuable than Diamonds

A new study by University of Arkansas economists shows a strong relationship between economic freedom and access to water. David Gay and Charles Britton, economics professors in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and ...

Bizarre Lunar Orbits

Near the end of the mission of Apollo 16, on April 24, 1972, just before returning back home to Earth, the three astronauts released one last scientific experiment: a small "subsatellite" called PFS-2 to orbit the Moon about ...

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