EBay takes first quarter loss on tax charge

EBay recorded a loss in the first-quarter due to a hefty tax charge on foreign earnings, but revenue jumped as more customers shopped at its e-commerce site and its PayPal payments business stayed strong.

NASA Goddard to bring satellite data to African agriculture

From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the ground, many African farmers and food distributors don't have good information about the ...

OCULLAR instrument sees ocean color day and night

A team led at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has developed an instrument capable of observing ocean color during normal sunlight conditions and under moonlight—a first-ever capability that will allow ...

Samsung lawyer: Apple angry over Google software

A lawyer recalled the innovations of Apple founder Steve Jobs as he accused Samsung on Tuesday of unfairly and brazenly ripping off iPhone and iPad features invented by Jobs and other Apple executives.

Twitter tumbles as user growth disappoints (Update)

Twitter shares sank Tuesday to their lowest levels since the company's market debut after the popular messaging platform reported a jump in revenues but disappointing growth in users.

Stem cells aid heart regeneration in salamanders

Imagine filling a hole in your heart by regrowing the tissue. While that possibility is still being explored in people, it is a reality in salamanders. A recent discovery that newt hearts can regenerate may pave the way to ...

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