GOES-R satellite program undergoes successful review

The GOES-R Series Program, which is leading the effort to replace and upgrade NOAA's existing fleet of geostationary satellites that track severe weather across the United States, received a favorable appraisal conducted ...

NY man suing Facebook wants his lawyer to stay

(AP)—A lawyer who says he no longer wants to represent a New York man claiming part ownership of Facebook is still on the case for now after his client told a judge he doesn't want him to go.

The hungry caterpillar: Beware your enemy's enemy's enemy

When herbivores such as caterpillars feed, plants may "call for help" by emitting volatiles, which can indirectly help defend the plants. The volatiles recruit parasitoids that infect, consume and kill the herbivores, to ...

Windows 8 sales hit 40 million

Microsoft said Tuesday it sold 40 million licenses for its Windows 8 operating system in the first month after a launch which got a mixed reception.

UN climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence

(AP)—Though it's tricky to link a single weather event to climate change, Hurricane Sandy was "probably not a coincidence" but an example of the extreme weather events that are likely to strike the U.S. more often as the ...

US opens holiday sales with 30% Cyber Monday gain

US online shoppers clicked their way to a new record for "Cyber Monday," boosting sales by 30.3 percent for the traditional start for Internet holiday shopping, a survey showed Tuesday.

Canada orders automakers to halve emissions

Canada's environment minister unveiled Tuesday new regulations to improve fuel efficiency and halve the greenhouse gas emissions of passenger vehicles and light trucks.

Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco

Apple has ousted the executive who oversaw the mobile maps program which was a spectacular flop, a report said Tuesday.

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