Senators propose first US carbon tax

US senators proposed a tax on carbon emissions Thursday amid growing calls for action on climate change, but the bill is expected to face staunch opposition from many conservatives.

Chubby Checker sues HP over penis-measuring app

A lawyer acting for Chubby Checker—the musical legend behind "The Twist"—has announced a lawsuit against tech-giant Hewlett-Packard for using the singer's name for a penis-measuring app.

NASA satellite sees Cyclone Gino's rainfall shoved southward

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM measured Cyclone Gino's rainfall from space and saw the bulk of precipitation was south of the center. Gino's rainfall is being pushed away from the center ...

How a microbial biorefinery regulates genes

Microorganisms that can break down plant biomass into the precursors of biodiesel or other commodity chemicals might one day be used to produce alternatives to petroleum. But the potential of this "biorefinery" technology ...

X-ray laser sees photosynthesis in action

Opening a new window on the way plants generate the oxygen we breathe, researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to simultaneously look at the structure and chemical ...

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