Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA

The US space agency NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will make a wide detour to explore a "cool" geographical hot spot on Mars, scientists said Friday.

Myanmar moderates risk ire to calm sectarian rift

A Myanmar blogger who was a poster boy for online resistance to the former junta has become the target of a backlash by social media users for speaking out against hatred aimed at Rohingya Muslims.

Sharp shares jump on asset sale, investment reports

Sharp Corp. shares jumped on Friday after a frenzy of reports said the troubled Japanese consumer electronics giant would sell key operations -- and court new investment -- as it struggles to survive.

In UK threat to Ecuador, experts see mistake

(AP) — It was a warning meant to remind Ecuador that Britain's patience has limits. But as the stalemate over Julian Assange settled in Friday, it appeared London's veiled threat that it could storm Ecuador's embassy ...

ChemCam laser sets its sights on first Martian target

Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team have received the first photos from the instrument's remote micro imager. The successful capture of ChemCam's first 10 photos sets the stage for the first ...

Science, such a sweet mystery

I have been teaching and doing research at the university level for more than 40 years, which means that for more than four decades, I have been participating in a deception - benevolent and well intentioned, to be sure, ...

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