New technique maps twin faces of smallest Janus nanoparticles

(PhysOrg.com) -- New drug delivery systems, solar cells, industrial catalysts and video displays are among the potential applications of special particles that possess two chemically distinct sides. These particles are named ...

Facebook forms political action committee

Facebook said Monday that it is forming a political action committee (PAC) for employees of the social network to make contributions to candidates.

Apparent pro-Syria group hacks Harvard website

(AP) -- Hackers have briefly defaced Harvard University's website, replacing the home page with an image of Syria's President Bashar Assad together with a message accusing the U.S. of supporting the uprising against him ...

Sierra Nevada red foxes are more common than once thought

At least half a dozen Sierra Nevada red foxes, a species once believed to have been nearly wiped out in the 1920s, roam the high country wilderness south of Yosemite, U.S. Forest Service biologists said Thursday.

NASA sees Typhoon Nesat nearing landfall in northern Philippines

NASA's Terra satellite saw the western edges of Typhoon Nesat brushing the eastern Philippines yesterday as Luzon prepares for a landfall today. Warning Signals are in effect throughout the northern Philippines as the typhoon ...

NASA sees Hurricane Hilary's heaviest rain in northwest quadrant

Hurricane Hilary pulled away from the western Mexico coastline this weekend, and NASA's TRMM satellite has monitored its rainfall. Hilary's heaviest rainfall is in its northwest quadrant, and falling over open ocean today, ...

Zynga's CityVille spreads to Google+

Zynga on Monday added its most popular title -- CityVille -- to games that can be played at the Google+ social network recently launched in a challenge to Facebook.

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