Volcanic eruption takes toll on Galapagos wildlife

A volcanic eruption over the weekend has taken a toll on the wildlife of the ecologically-fragile Galapagos Islands, causing the deaths of numerous fish and various sea lions, said officials on Thursday.

YouTube boosts full-length movies, TV show lineup (Update)

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s YouTube said Thursday it is vastly expanding its library of full-length movies and TV shows it offers online, while also launching a new advertising service and adding about a dozen new content partners.

Music downloading hearing can't be streamed online

(AP) -- Oral arguments in a music downloading lawsuit filed by the recording industry against a Boston University student can't be streamed online, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Museum specimens aid conservation effort in Madagascar

There is a new tool for those developing conservation strategies for threatened species and landscapes: museum specimens. Richard Pearson and Christopher Raxworthy of the American Museum of Natural History dusted off a number ...

Coke Bottle Quantum Physics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Don't be fooled by the collection of empty soda bottles in James Cryan's office at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Cryan isn't a caffeine fiend—the cola bottles are for science. As a graduate student ...

Probing Question: Can humans control the weather?

Chinese officials claimed they prevented rain on the first day of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by launching rockets into the rain clouds the night before. Emeritus professor of meteorology Charles L. Hosler asserts that the ...

Mars Spacecraft Teams on Alert for Dust-Storm Season

(PhysOrg.com) -- Heading into a period of the Martian year prone to major dust storms, the team operating NASA's twin Mars rovers is taking advantage of eye-in-the-sky weather reports.

Cost-cutting at NY Times, reorganization at WPost

The New York Times unveiled plans on Thursday to eliminate several weekly sections of the newspaper in the latest cost-cutting move at the prestigious but financially troubled daily.

Time Inc. owns up to goofed 'mine' magazine

(AP) -- Time Inc.'s experimental made-to-order magazine, "mine," shipped out this week, but many subscribers got a version that looked like it belonged to someone else.

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