Ping-pong robots debut in China (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last week some oohs and ahhs were in order as two ping-pong playing robots made their debut at Zhejiang University in China. The two robots played against each other and with humans. True, this was not the ...

Hacker to appear in LA court over celebrity hacking

A Florida computer hacker was ordered Friday to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on November 1 after he entered no plea during a federal court appearance on Friday, court officials said.

US probes mystery disease killing Arctic seals

US scientists are hoping to uncover answers behind a mysterious disease that has emerged in Arctic seal populations, causing skin lesions, lethargy and death, officials said Friday.

Oil slick ship ran aground as captain 'cut corner'

The vessel at the centre of New Zealand's worst maritime pollution disaster ran aground because the captain was taking a short cut, the New Zealand government alleged Saturday.