Apple discontinues 99-cent rentals of TV shows

Apple Inc. has pulled the plug on its 99-cent rentals of television show episodes after making a push last year to persuade TV networks to sign on to the plan.

Beyonce pregnancy sets Twitter record

Twitter users fired off a record number of tweets per second following the announcement by pop diva Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards that she is expecting a baby.

NY judge leaves deadline in place in Facebook case

(AP) -- A federal judge says a New York man who's suing for part ownership of Facebook can't have more time to produce documents and electronic media seen as important to his case.

Grilled cheese with a tech twist in San Francisco

(AP) -- Jonathan Kaplan made it easy for consumers to shoot cheesy home movies when he founded the company behind the Flip Video camcorder. Now, he's hoping to popularize something cheesier - and gooier - by starting a chain ...

Testing the water for bioenergy crops

Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than corn. They have ...

New discovery sheds light on the ecosystem of young galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists, led by Michael Rauch from the Carnegie Observatories, has discovered a distant galaxy that may help elucidate two fundamental questions of galaxy formation: How galaxies take in matter ...

Monitoring ground-level ozone from space

Satellite views of the Midwestern United States show that ozone levels above 50 parts per billion (ppb) along the ground could reduce soybean yields by at least 10 percent, costing more than $1 billion in lost crop production, ...

New technologies help in understanding bacterial infections

Understanding how bacteria infect cells is crucial to preventing countless human diseases. In a recent breakthrough, scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a new approach for studying molecules within their ...

How an 'evolutionary playground' brings plant genes together

Plants produce a vast array of natural products, many of which we find useful for making things such as drugs. There are likely to be many other plant natural products that remain undiscovered or under-exploited, and research ...

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