Crowd-talk yields great answers, says university team

(Phys.org)—Move over, Siri. Some researchers from the University of Rochester in collaboration with a University of California, Berkeley, mathematician/crowdsourcing entrepreneur, have come up with a killer personal assistant ...

Public maps out an A to Z of galaxies

Volunteers participating in the Galaxy Zoo project have been helping scientists gain new insights by classifying galaxies seen in hundreds of thousands of telescope images as spiral or elliptical. Along the way they've also ...

100 most threatened species: Are they priceless or worthless?

For the first time ever, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have come together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. But conservationists ...

Zynga chief marketing, revenue officer resigns

(AP)—Jeff Karp, the chief marketing and chief revenue officer at Zynga, has become the latest executive to leave the struggling online company behind "FarmVille" and other games.

Developing new computing approach to materials science

Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory thinks there's more to materials informatics than plotting a thick cloud of colorful data points. As he sees it, managing computing tools to discover new materials ...

Judge: Navy can train near rare Atlantic whales

(AP)—The Navy can build a $100 million offshore range for submarine warfare training, despite environmentalists' fears that war games would threaten endangered right whales, a federal judge ruled.

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