Windows Phone an overlooked worthy alternative to Android, iPhone

There are many smartphone users who are not giving Microsoft's Windows Phone the look it deserves. Together Android and iOS hog more than 80 percent of the U.S. market share. Android's large chunk of the market is split among ...

Second rare white kiwi hatches in New Zealand

A second rare white kiwi has hatched at New Zealand's national wildlife centre, conservation officials announced Friday, months after the world's first hatched in captivity.

Cuba to use sugar cane in new electricity plant

Cuba will open its first electricity plant using sugar cane as a biofuel hoping eventually to meet 30 percent of its energy needs from the fuel source, the official Granma daily said Thursday.

Research reveals aquatic bacteria more recent move to land

Research by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty has discovered that bacteria's move from sea to land may have occurred much later than thought. It also has revealed that the bacteria may be especially useful in bioenergy ...

Unraveling malaria's genetic mysteries

(PhysOrg.com) -- Simon Fraser University researchers in biology and computing sciences are starting to piece together a picture that may help scientists and doctors save more than a million lives annually.

New study shows how much food is needed by seabirds

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international group of scientists, including one from the U.S. Geological Survey, has shown that many seabirds begin to suffer when the food available for them in the ocean declines below a critical level. ...

Quadrantids Will Create Brief, Beautiful Show on Jan. 4

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 2012 Quadrantids, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching.

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