Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

Washington is developing a smartphone app to enable its taxis to compete head-on with Uber and other ride-sharing services, the US capital's taxi commission said Friday.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in living color

Rosetta's OSIRIS team have produced a color image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it would be seen by the human eye. As anticipated, the comet turns out to be very grey indeed, with only slight, subtle colour variations ...

EU clean air, waste laws at risk

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker faces a clash with lawmakers after leaked documents Friday revealed his plans to drop laws on clean air and waste recycling.

Can Amy Pascal's career survive Sony cyberattack?

Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man's world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial hits as "The Social Network" and "American Hustle," has had better days.

Global warming's influence on extreme weather

Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many parts of the world. But because high-quality weather records go back only about ...

NASA sees tropical depression Hagupit winding down

The final advisory on Tropical Depression Hagupit was issued late on Dec. 11 and on Dec. 12, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm's center spinning down off the coast of southern Vietnam.

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