Facebook rolling out new security features

(AP) -- Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more. To combat malicious attacks, phishing scams and spam, the online social network is rolling out new security ...

South Atlantic map plots Falklands claims

Researchers at Durham University have drawn up new maps to show the competing claims of Argentina and the UK for resources in the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans.

Google rolls out feature to track down easy answers

Google Inc. says it's always looking for ways to make Internet searches smarter. The latest iteration after nearly a decade of search market dominance: a new feature that fields more robust answers to common questions.

Wine-making yeast shows promise for bioethanol production

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that might be important for ethanol production from plant material, providing insights into the bioethanol ...

The changing typography of the web

Since the World Wide Web's earliest days, whether you were shopping on Amazon or researching on Google or catching up on news, chances are you were looking at just one of four typefaces -- Arial, Verdana, Georgia or Times ...

Scientists ID Bacterial Genes that Improve Plant Growth

You might think bacteria that "invade" trees are there to cause certain destruction. But like the helpful bacteria that live within our guts, some microbes help plants thrive. To find out what makes these microbe-plant interactions ...

Can companies really predict what we like online?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Internet marketers who try to predict what we like based on what we've bought online or which websites we've visited, may not know as much about us as they think do, according to new research at the University ...

Rising CO2 levels threaten crops and food quality

Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide interfere with plants’ ability to convert nitrate into protein and could threaten food quality, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis. ...

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