IBM Argentina slapped with fines for graft

A court in Argentina has slapped a $9.3 million fine on IBM's local subsidiary for allegedly seeking to win a contract to computerize the country's tax collection system, authorities said Saturday.

New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected turkey flocks in three states—and to stop it from spreading.

Hubble Source Catalog: One-stop shopping for astronomers

Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, both in Baltimore, Maryland, have created a new master catalog of astronomical objects called the Hubble Source Catalog. The catalog provides ...

Vanuatu residents remain in shelters after massive cyclone

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night Saturday after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by the powerful storm, aid workers said.

UN disaster meeting opens in tsunami-hit Japan

Policymakers gathered for a ten-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate ...

Live stream app Meerkat a Twitter sensation

Live streaming video from a smartphone may soon be known as "meerkatting" thanks to a new app that allows anyone with an iPhone to become a roving reporter.