BP oil not degrading on Gulf floor, study says

(AP) -- Tar balls washed onto Gulf of Mexico beaches by Tropical Storm Lee earlier this month show that oil left over from last year's BP spill isn't breaking down as quickly as some scientists thought it would, university ...

Autonomous car navigates the streets of Berlin

(PhysOrg.com) -- German researchers from Freie Universitat Berlin traveled 80 km in total as passengers during a test drive of their autonomous car "MadeInGermany" over the weekend.

Hewlett-Packard begins Palm unit layoffs

Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday that it has begun laying off workers as part of its move to give up on the webOS mobile operating system it got when it bought Palm.

Oracle's net rises 36 percent, but servers slip

(AP) -- Stronger spending on business software helped Oracle Corp.'s quarterly profit jump 36 percent, but the company's server business further deteriorated, a decline Oracle attributed to its move to shed lower-margin ...

How key genes cooperate to make healthy skin

Skin is the body's armor, protecting us from disease agents, injury, excessive water loss, and cold and heat. Yet mutations in a single gene, the gene for the protein p63, cause numerous diseases and malformations of the ...

Facebook finetunes news feeds from friends

Facebook on Tuesday began rolling out the latest in a rapid-fire series of enhancements to the leading social network as nascent rival Google+ opened its membership to the world.

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