Biologists expose hidden costs of firefly flashes

A new study by biologists at Tufts University has discovered a dark side lurking behind the magical light shows put on by fireflies each summer. Using both laboratory and field experiments to explore the potential costs of ...

NASA joins Google in mapping the moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has joined with Google Inc. in producing new higher-resolution lunar imagery and maps.

Cargo spacecraft undocks, orbits the ISS

A Progress 25 cargo spacecraft was orbiting the International Space Station Wednesday after undocking Tuesday evening, NASA said.

Energy Department patent Web site launched

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a Web site that allows search and retrieval of information involving more than 20,000 department patents.

Purdue University to display moon rock

Purdue University will soon be the home of a moon rock, thanks to the widow of U.S. astronaut and Purdue alumnus Roger Chaffee.

New U.S. chemical screening center to open

A new U.S. chemical screening center designed to perform up to 30,000 experiments a day is to open Friday at the University of California-Santa Cruz.

Grocery Retailers Need Not Fear 'Cherry Pickers'

"Extreme cherry pickers," grocery shoppers who buy only sale items and nothing else, do not harm retailer profits significantly as generally is believed, according to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Marketing Research.

IBM offers free office software suite

IBM is releasing IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The tools can be downloaded at no charge.

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