Shrubs lend an insight into a glacier's past

(Phys.org)—The stems of shrubs have given researchers a window into a glacier's past, potentially allowing them to more accurately assess how they're set to change in the future.

Maryland firm aims to turn food waste into green business

Many people see Thanksgiving leftovers as too much of a good thing and toss them out. Vinnie Bevivino wants those uneaten castoffs and more - he sees a chance to make some green with them while going green.

Minecraft iOS app takes models to new places

(Phys.org)—Hold on, is that a pirate ship in your office? An airplane flying over your washing machine? A robot guarding the doorway? Minecraft, a runaway hit with game players, even topping Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ...

Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs

The US Internet giant Amazon said on Monday that it would open a fourth despatch centre in France with the likely creation of 2,500 jobs, as it negotiates a tax dispute with the French government.

'Hackers' on trial in Turkey for first time

A group of Internet hackers appeared in an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey, local media reported.

200,000 UK homes 'may become uninsurable' over flood risk

Some 200,000 British homes could become uninsurable from next year due to flood risks unless a deal is struck with the government, insurers said Monday, as yet more rain teemed down on much of the country.

US defends 'enormous' climate efforts at UN talks

(AP)—Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed "enormous" strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, despite failing to join other industrialized ...

A123 bankruptcy financing gets final approval

(AP)—A Delaware judge is giving final approval for Chinese auto-parts maker Wangxiang Group to provide $50 million in bankruptcy financing for battery maker A123 Systems.

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