New study brings a doubted exoplanet 'back from the dead'

A second look at data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is reanimating the claim that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive exoplanet. The study suggests that the planet, named Fomalhaut b, is a rare and possibly unique ...

A clearer picture of how assassin bugs evolved

Assassin bugs, so named because these insects lie in ambush for prey that they attack with speed and precision, are found all over the world. Nearly 140 species of these bugs are blood-sucking; because they can bite humans ...

US returns 4,000 archaeological relics to Mexico

(AP)—More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the U.S. were returned to Mexican authorities on Thursday in what experts say is one of the largest repatriation ever made between the neighboring ...

25 arrested in 5 states in NY Web gambling probe

(AP)—Twenty five people in five states have been indicted in New York City on charges they operated an illegal sports betting business that took in $50 million in 18 months.

Mobile phone app developers take on Africa

The scene might pass for a high-tech forum in California, but the young entrepreneurs presenting their products on stage are Africans, keen to show off low-tech applications for the continent.

Amazon posts 3Q results below expectations

(AP)—Amazon's stock is falling after the world's largest online retailer reported third-quarter results below Wall Street's expectations, including a large loss that was weighed by its stake in online deals service LivingSocial.

Tokyo prepares for the 'Big One'

Seen from atop the towering Tokyo Sky Tree, the patchwork of narrow alleyways and ramshackle houses that make up Tokyo's Sumida district is a picturesque throwback to the Japan of yesteryear.

Guatemala excavates early Mayan ruler's tomb

(AP)—Archaeologists announced Thursday they have uncovered the tomb of a very early Mayan ruler, complete with rich jade jewelry and decoration.

Robots in the home: Will older adults roll out the welcome mat?

Robots have the potential to help older adults with daily activities that can become more challenging with age. But are people willing to use and accept the new technology? A study by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates ...

Sharing space: Proximity breeds collaboration

A new University of Michigan study shows that when researchers share a building, and especially a floor, the likelihood of forming new collaborations and obtaining funding increases dramatically.

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