Guatemalan fears a tweet will make him a jailbird

(AP) -- Jean Anleu was so fed up with corruption in his country that he decided to vent on the Internet, sending a 96-character message on the social-networking site Twitter.

Seaway's 50th anniversary soiled by invasive species

Fifty years ago Friday, President Dwight Eisenhower and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walked down a red carpet, climbed aboard a "floating palace" of a yacht named Britannia and ceremoniously sailed through the St. Lambert ...

Melon research sweetened with DNA sequence

People smell them, thump them and eyeball their shape. But ultimately, it's sweetness and a sense of healthy eating that lands a melon in a shopper's cart.

GE to open advanced tech center in Michigan

General Electric announced plans Friday to open an "advanced manufacturing technology and software center" in Michigan that could create more than 1,100 job in the coming years.

QuikScat Finds Tempests Brewing In 'Ordinary' Storms

"June is busting out all over," as the song says, and with it, U.S. residents along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts begin to gaze warily toward the ocean, aware that the hurricane season is revving up. In the decade since NASA's ...

Researchers see evidence of memory in the songbird brain

When a zebra finch hears a new song from a member of its own species, the experience changes gene expression in its brain in unexpected ways, researchers report. The sequential switching on and off of thousands of genes after ...

Sequencing effort to chart ants and their ecosystem

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nestled within the twisting fungus gardens of leaf-cutter ants exists a complex symbiotic web that has evolved over millions of years. Now, with the help of a major genomic sequencing grant from Roche Applied ...

Satellites Guide Relief to Earthquake Victims

On May 28 at 2:24 a.m. local time, a deadly earthquake rocked Honduras, killing seven people and injuring several others, demolishing homes, damaging scores of other buildings, and sending terrified residents running through ...

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