Hinode and SOHO paint an asymmetrical picture of the Sun

Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely – the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa. It's as if a bar magnet slowly lost its magnetic field and regained it in the ...

Japan's Rakuten to shut China online shopping mall

Japan's top online retailer Rakuten said Friday that it was ending a shopping venture with Chinese Internet giant Baidu, blaming "intensified competition" in the growing e-commerce sector.

High food prices derail Millennium goals: report

High food prices have derailed ambitious aims to slash extreme poverty and hunger across the world by 2015, a World Bank and International Monetary Fund report said Friday.

Hackers target F1 websites over Bahrain GP

(AP) -- A hackers group has claimed responsibility for a denial-of-service attack on the official Formula One website in protest over the running of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill

(AP) -- Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook.

NASA sees slow-developing System 99P dogging Northern Australia

NASA satellites have been monitoring the slow-to-develop low pressure area called System 99P for four days as it lingers in the Arafura Sea, north Australia's Northern Territory. Satellite data indicates that System 99P is ...

Doubts linger about space station's science potential

After more than 12 years and at least $100 billion in construction costs, NASA leaders say the International Space Station finally is ready to bloom into the robust orbiting laboratory that agency leaders envisioned more ...

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