Gates: Spending cuts don't have to harm learning

(AP) -- Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Monday that schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching and less emphasis ...

US awards first deepwater permit post-Gulf spill

The US government has awarded its first permit for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since a moratorium was lifted after the BP oil disaster last year, a senior official said Monday.

Mating mites trapped in amber reveal sex role reversal

In the mating game, some female mites are mightier than their mates, new research at the University of Michigan and the Russian Academy of Sciences suggests. The evidence comes, in part, from 40 million-year-old mating mites ...

Intel completes McAfee acquisition

US computer chip giant Intel said Monday that it has completed its $7.68 billion acquisition of computer security firm McAfee.

Lead contamination in Philadelphia's Chinatown discovered

Recently, a research team from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University discovered an alarming amount of lead contamination in ceramic cooking and eating utensils sold ...

Xoom sales 'off to good start': Motorola CEO

Motorola Mobility chairman and chief executive Sanjay Jha said Monday that the US telecom maker is pleased with early sales of the Xoom, its rival to Apple's iPad.

Researcher revolutionizes rubber recycling

Scrap rubber has remained little more than, well, scrap -- until now. University of Akron researcher Dr. Avraam Isayev developed an innovative rubber recovery technology expected to cause a major shift in rubber reprocessing ...

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