Tendons absorb shocks muscles won't handle

Anyone who has hiked down a mountain knows the soreness that comes a day or two after means the leg muscles have endured a serious workout. While the pain is real, it's not well understood how leg muscles cope with the force ...

Romance scams online hit hundreds of thousands of victims

New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams – far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed ...

New Sprint does push-to-talk without Nextel

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. will start shutting down the Nextel part of its network in little more than a year. So what are the folks who use Nextel's walkie-talkie-like push-to-talk function going to do?

Venus weather not boring after all, study shows

(PhysOrg.com) -- At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view. The climate on Venus is widely known to be unpleasant -- at the surface, ...

With likely 'Kindle' tablet, Amazon takes on Apple

(AP) -- So far, no company has been able to even come close to rival the success of Apple's iPad, but with the expected unveiling of its version of a tablet computer Wednesday, analysts say Amazon has a real chance.

Astronomers crack the Fried Egg Nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), teams from The University of Manchester, among others, took the new picture showing for the first time a huge dusty double shell surrounding ...

Airlines decry EU carbon emissions scheme

Airlines denounced on Tuesday an EU plan to charge them for carbon emissions, warning it would cost the industry 17.5 billion euros ($23.8 billion) over eight years.

Frankenstein's moon: Astronomers vindicate account of masterwork

Victor Frankenstein’s infamous monster led a brief, tragic existence, blazing a trail of death and destruction that prompted mobs of angry villagers to take up torches and pitchforks against him on the silver screen. ...

page 1 from 8