Vt. ponders more monitoring of worker web surfing

(AP) -- A move by state agencies to crack down on inappropriate Web surfing by state employees has erupted in the Statehouse as a debate over workplace privacy rights.

Mad scramble as oil slick nears Louisiana coast

Offshore winds pushed a giant oil slick closer to the Louisiana coast Thursday amid a frenzied effort by authorities to contain what one official said had become a disaster of "national significance."

Highlight: Bacterial biofilms make the seeds of their own undoing

The slime on your shower walls, the plaque on your teeth, the coatings that can form on medical instruments or hospital surfaces--all of these are bacterial biofilms, communities of bacteria that can persist despite scrubbing ...

How important is geographical isolation in speciation?

A genetic study of island lizards shows that even those that have been geographically isolated for many millions of years have not evolved into separate species as predicted by conventional evolutionary theory. Professor ...

'Different forms of flowers' continues to fascinate

Although Charles Darwin is most well-known both for his book "On the Origin of Species" and his theories on natural selection, he once stated, "I do not think anything in my scientific life has given me so much satisfaction ...

Is everything really better in 3-D?

From its heyday in the 1950s to its current resurgence, 3-D technology has gone from a cinematic gimmick to a box-office gold mine. James Cameron’s Avatar, heralded for its creation of a three-dimensional fantasy world, ...

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