Iceland to resume commercial whaling

Iceland plans to begin commercial whaling, defying the international moratorium that has been in place for 20 years.

Anti-microbial 'grammar' may mean new medicines

In most languages, sentences only make sense if the words are placed in the right order. Now, MIT researchers and an IBM colleague have used grammatical principles to help their search for new antimicrobial medicines.

NASA holds module naming competition

NASA is asking U.S. students in kindergarten through 12th grade to help name the next U.S. International Space Station module.

Australia studies work-life balances

Australian experts say they are developing a practical measure of work-life balance across cultures for use by Australian industries and governments.

ESA's MetOp launch again aborted

The launch of the European Space Agency's MetOp satellite was postponed Wednesday for the fifth time with 2 minutes, 35 seconds left in the countdown.

Spy software used in call centers

Forrester Research of Cambridge, Mass., said sales of "emotion detection" technology to corporate call centers has reached $400 million annually.

Primitive fish found surprisingly advanced

Australian scientists studying spectacularly preserved fossils of the lobe-finned fish Gogonasus have discovered some unexpectedly advanced features.

New zeolite is discovered

A Spanish-led team of geologists has reported discovering a porous material with a new, highly open framework structure.

A 'Spin-Voltaic' Effect May Enable Silicon Spintronics

Can conventional semiconductors learn new tricks? Igor Zutic is betting that they can. Zutic, a University at Buffalo theoretical physicist and the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, is finding ...

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