Facebook to help Congress expand online reach

Leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties in the US Congress are reaching out to Facebook to help develop online tools to connect with their constituents.

Hearing airs tribes' issues with Internet gambling

(AP) -- Native American tribes said Thursday they want their share of the jobs and revenue if online gambling is allowed in the U.S, but they don't want to lose their sovereignty to get it.

Soybean adoption came early by many cultures, archaeologists say

Human domestication of soybeans is thought to have first occurred in central China some 3,000 years ago, but archaeologists now suggest that cultures in even earlier times and in other locations adopted the legume (Glycine ...

Hubble confirms: galaxies are ultimate recyclers

(PhysOrg.com) -- New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. This process ...

Assembly stand completed for James Webb Telescope flight optics

(PhysOrg.com) -- The cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has received a giant structural steel frame that will be used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope.

PayPal lets Facebook friends send cash

Online financial transactions powerhouse PayPal released an application on Thursday that lets friends send one another cash at leading social network Facebook.

US regulators bust pre-IPO tech stock scam

A Florida man was arrested on Thursday for running a scam in which he allegedly offered private shares in Internet firms such as Facebook and Groupon ahead of their going public, officials said.

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