High-altitude weight loss may have an evolutionary advantage

Weight loss at high altitudes—something universally experienced by climbers and people who move to higher terrain—may not be a detrimental effect, but rather is likely an evolutionarily-programmed adaptation, according ...

What do we do when a well blows out?

Oil and gas companies are worried about gas discharges at the sea bed. Recent field experiments can now quantify the volumes of gas reaching the sea surface and how they spread in the atmosphere.

World's top electric car makers 'talk collaboration'

Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Level 3 to boost backbone with $7.3 bn deal

US telecom operator Level 3 Communications announced plans Monday to buy Internet business provider TW Telecom in a deal worth $7.3 billion, including debt.

Public computational biology web service gains popularity

"Many heads are better than one" is true for computers as well as humans. For years, scientists have connected computers into clusters and grids all over the world, crowdsourcing computational power to perform calculations ...

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