Amazon seeking 120,000 seasonal workers

US online giant Amazon on Thursday announced that it plans to hire 120,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected crush of holiday shopping.

Paypal founder raises $100 mn for new payments startup

Affirm, a startup led by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, said Thursday it secured $100 million in financing to expand its consumer lending business that aims to disrupt the credit card industry.

Verizon says Yahoo data breach had a 'material' impact

Verizon's top lawyer says it now has reason to believe Yahoo's recently disclosed data breach has a "material" impact on Verizon's pending $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo. That leaves open the possibility that Verizon could ...

Barnacle busting: Research targets ship biofouling

Individually, tiny barnacles pose little threat to hulking U.S. Navy ships. But when clustered in thick clumps on a vessel's hull—a natural occurrence called biofouling—these sticky crustaceans can slow the ship and increase ...

Study identifies new mechanism of RNA degradation in plants

The totality of RNA molecules in an organism at any one time is the product of a delicate dance. Genes must be "turned on," or expressed, in order to turn DNA into RNA and then that RNA into proteins that accomplish an organism's ...

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