Online review site Yelp planning IPO: WSJ

Yelp is moving ahead with an initial public offering that would value the website which posts user reviews of businesses and services at $2 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Yahoo!, Microsoft, AOL in ad deal

Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL unveiled a joint advertising agreement on Tuesday designed to take on Internet giant Google.

For new microscope images, less is more

When people email photos, they sometimes compress the images, removing redundant information and thus reducing the file size. Compression is generally thought of as something to do to data after it has been collected, but ...

Fundamental discovery casts enzymes in new light

Just as a breeze causes leaves, branches and ultimately the tree to move, enzymes moving at the molecular level perform hundreds of chemical processes that have a ripple effect necessary for life. Protein complexes are often ...

'Noise' tunes logic circuit made from virus genes

In the world of engineering, "noise" – random fluctuations from environmental sources such as heat – is generally a bad thing. In electronic circuits, it is unavoidable, and as circuits get smaller and smaller, ...

A new role is hatched for female fruit flies

A team of New York University biologists has uncovered a previously unknown role for a set of cells within the female reproductive tract of fruit flies that affects the functioning of sperm and hence fertility. Their discovery, ...

Whale fossils show important characters of the transition to water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Decorative stone is often used in buildings for its strength and durability but is not often thought of as a hiding place for fossils. If not for an observant Italian stonecutter, a recently discovered fossil ...

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