Probing Question: Why are albinos always cast as villains?

The evil albino has been a stock Hollywood character for decades. Foul Play, End of Days, The Matrix Reloaded, and Cold Mountain are but a few examples of recent films with deranged or sadistic albino antagonists. Now, in ...

Coast Guard gets wind farm power

Congress has reached an agreement concerning a proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm in Massachusetts, giving the U.S. Coast Guard oversight of the project.

Tanzanian survey reveals new species

Field surveys of Tanzania's Rubeho Mountains have discovered more than 160 animal species -- including a new species of frog and 11 endemic species.

Some scientists oppose Darwin's theory

More than 600 scientists from around the world have signed a statement publicly expressing skepticism about the theory of evolution.

Home broadband growth steady in U.S.

Broadband penetration in the United States has reached 72 percent of active home Internet users compared to 57 percent a year ago.

Soft Materials Buckle Up for Measurement

Buckling under pressure can be a good thing, say materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Writing in the June 13 issue of Macromolecules, they report a new method to evaluate the mechanical ...

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