$1.3B award against SAP overturned in Oracle case

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a "grossly excessive" $1.3 billion verdict that Oracle won against SAP in a landmark intellectual property case, possibly setting the stage for another circus-like showdown between the ...

Google, Fox News to host Republican debate

Internet giant Google is teaming up with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News to host a debate among the Republican candidates for US president and giving the public the opportunity to ask questions.

Warming streams could be the end for salmon

Warming streams could spell the end of spring-run Chinook salmon in California by the end of the century, according to a study by scientists at UC Davis, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric ...

La Nina risks increase, to detriment of E. Africa: UN

There is a 50 percent chance the climatic condition known as La Nina -- which is associated with droughts in East Africa -- will return this year, the UN weather agency said Thursday.

Tree-killing pathogen traced back to California

Genetic detective work by an international group of researchers may have solved a decades-long mystery of the source of a devastating tree-killing fungus that has hit six of the world's seven continents.

YouTube expands movie rental service to Canada

Video-sharing site YouTube, which has been adding professional content in a bid to generate revenue, announced Thursday it has begun renting movies online in Canada.

Biological computer destroys cancer cells

Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells. This network recognizes certain cancer cells using logic ...

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