Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf

Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 metres high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometres along the ice shelf. The ...

How the detergent of the atmosphere is regenerated

It sounds unlikely: a washing machine recycles used detergent in order to use it again for the next load of dirty washing. But this is just what happens during the degradation of pollutants in the atmosphere. German scientists ...

Phone charger can place user on malware alert

(Phys.org) —More smartphones, more smartphone apps, and more busy smartphone users downloading apps have become attractive magnets for malware agents. A new category has grown up, not just general malware software but "mobile ...

Is comet ISON disintegrating?

Astronomer Ignacio Ferrin, FACom researcher, analyzed the most recent observational data of Comet ISON and has identified clear signatures of what he has called an "impending demise." The so-called light-curve of the comet ...

IPO spotlights Twitter co-founders

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, who sold blogging platform startup Pyra Labs to Google a decade ago, will cash in anew when the hot one-to-many messaging service hits Wall Street.

China issues highest alert for Typhoon Fitow

China was on its highest alert for Typhoon Fitow Sunday, with tens of thousands evacuated as the storm was set to slam into the east coast as early as Sunday night.

China pays two million to monitor Internet

China is employing two million people to keep tabs on people's Internet use, according to state media, in a rare glimpse into the secret world of Beijing's vast online surveillance operation.