Smart phones foster dumb habits among pedestrians

(AP) -- It was a miserable morning in New York, rain falling heavily and a 30 mph wind that made holding an umbrella difficult. Yet a man walked briskly up Fifth Avenue, balancing his umbrella and dodging pedestrians as ...

NASA sets final space shuttle mission for June 28

Despite budget uncertainties, NASA on Thursday announced plans to send the space shuttle Atlantis on the final mission of the US program June 28, after which the famed fleet will be retired.

Newly discovered group of algae live in both fresh water and ocean

A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a variety of marine and freshwater environments. This group of algae, which the researchers dubbed "rappemonads," have DNA that is distinctly different ...

Jawbone ERA a smart fit for mobile lifestyles

Jawbone on Thursday introduced ERA headsets designed for people who want to get the best out of their smart gadgets as Internet lifestyles go increasingly mobile.

Germany to cut solar subsidies to households

Germany plans to slash subsidies paid to households generating electricity with their own solar panels by up to 15 percent, and six months earlier than planned, the government said Thursday.

Business booming for cyber criminals: security firm

Cyber criminals are selling stolen credit card details for as little as two dollars each and renting computer networks for spam for 15 dollars as part of a vast online black market, according to a report released Thursday.

Fiercest birds make the best home decorators

You might raise your eyebrows at their choice of material, but you wouldn't want to pick a fight with a black kite whose nest is adorned in white plastic, Spanish researchers said Thursday.

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