Public recognition may be key to giving

German researchers found that people are more likely to work toward common goals when well-informed and when they receive public recognition.

Space suit technology used for firefighter

The technology used in space suits to protect astronauts is being used to create protective clothing for firefighters, says the European Space Agency.

Better Los Alamos monitoring urged

A geologist says new monitoring wells and an independent company should monitor the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico for contamination.

Chimps found to be cooperative

In a series of experiments, researchers in Germany have found that chimpanzees work cooperatively to help each other accomplish a goal.

Ozone thinning having impact on plants

The pollution that causes ozone depletion is declining, but the warming of the atmosphere will see a global thinning of the ozone layer, says a U.N. panel.