Fraud in construction linked to pollution

Chinese officials are blaming fraudulent project approval procedures and slow construction of pollution control facilities for increased pollution.

Korea to sell programmable robot

South Korean scientists say they plan to begin marketing an advanced robot that can be programmed by personal computers.

No Hobbits in this Shire

The skeletal remains found in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia, reported in 2004, do not represent a new species as then claimed but are some of the ancestors of modern human pygmies who live on the island today, ...

Playing possum: one love or free love?

Why are some males faithful, stay-at-home partners while others sleep around, with no strings attached? In mountain brushtail possums, it turns out to depend on how disturbed their home is.

Samsung Develops First 70-inch LCD TV Panel

Samsung Electronics has developed the first 70-inch LCD panel for use in the consumer TV market. Currently, the largest LCD TV screen size is 65 inches. The company will unveil its 70-inch LCD HDTV at the International Meeting ...

It's a record summer for some turtles

Italian scientists say an endangered species of marine turtle -- loggerhead turtles -- are appearing along Italy's southern shores in increasing numbers.

New methods for screening nanoparticles

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a screening method to examine how newly made nanoparticles interact with human cells following exposure for various times and doses.

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