Work underway on contested mega-dam: Laos official

Laos has begun work on a controversial multi-billion dollar dam, an official confirmed Thursday, defying objections from environmentalists in its bid to become a regional energy hub.

Pinterest introducing 'secret boards'

Pinterest on Thursday began letting users create "secret boards" that can only be seen by invitation at the hot online bulletin board service.

MicroRNAs in plants: Regulation of the regulator

MicroRNAs are essential regulators of the genetic program in multicellular organisms. Because of their potent effects, the production of these small regulators has itself to be tightly controlled. That is the key finding ...

Carbon dioxide—our salvation from a future ice age?

Mankind's emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age. According to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, the current increase ...

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