An ancient Earth like ours

An international team of scientists including Mark Williams and Jan Zalasiewicz of the Geology Department of the University of Leicester, and led by Dr. Thijs Vandenbroucke, formerly of Leicester and now at the University ...

Higher temperatures to slow Asian rice production

the world's most important crop for ensuring food security and addressing poverty—will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued climate change, according to a new study by an international ...

Google-Verizon nix 'net neutrality' for wireless

Google and US telecom titan Verizon on Monday proposed a legal framework to safeguard 'net neutrality' but said the rules should not apply to wireless broadband Internet connections.

Supercomputer application solves superconductor puzzle

Superconducting materials, which transmit power resistance-free, are found to perform optimally when high- and low-charge density varies on the nanoscale level, according to research performed at the Department of Energy's ...

A 'magnetic' solution to identify and kill tumors

Though a valuable weapon against cancerous tumors, radiation therapy often harms healthy tissue as it tries to kill malignant cells. Now, Prof. Israel Gannot of Tel Aviv University's Department of Biomedical Engineering is ...

Bahrain says no plans to ban BlackBerry services

(AP) -- Bahrain's foreign minister said Sunday the country has no plans to follow its Persian Gulf neighbors in banning some BlackBerry services because security fears do not outweigh the technological benefits.

German ministers told to avoid BlackBerrys, iPhones

The German government said Monday ministers and senior civil servants have been told not to use iPhone and BlackBerry mobile devices as the interior minister warned a "dramatic" rise in cyber attacks.

What makes a good egg and healthy embryo?

Scientists as well as fertility doctors have long tried to figure out what makes a good egg that will produce a healthy embryo. It's a particularly critical question for fertility doctors deciding which eggs isolated from ...

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