Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:59:38 EDTSweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:30:45 EDTGrab some popcorn—AT&T wants to take you to the movies.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:29:04 EDTA decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California's second-longest river, an ambitious effort aimed at allowing salmon again to swim up to the Sierra Nevada foothills to spawn.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:29:35 EDTTyphoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:29:09 EDTA Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:28:21 EDTIndia's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:27:27 EDTMore than 80 nations square off in Slovenia next week over the fate of the world's remaining whales, facing a multitude of perils from meat hunters and ship strikes to getting snared in fishing gear.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:21:50 EDTFacebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:21:06 EDTFor the first time, an experiment has directly imaged electron orbits in a high-magnetic field, illuminating an unusual collective behavior in electrons and suggesting new ways of manipulating the charged particles.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:56:50 EDTNASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:47:57 EDTThe faces are haunting. They stare, straight ahead, unblinking and made of malleable clay. There are fourteen total, all busts of the missing, the unidentified, the murdered. The forgotten.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:44:02 EDTThe prevailing notion that the African continent has been getting progressively drier over time is being challenged by a new study that finds that drought has actually decreased over the past 1.3 million years and that the continent is on a 100,000-year cycle of wet and dry conditions. These new findings add a wrinkle to one of the keys to human evolutionary theory, the savannah hypothesis, which states that the progressively drier conditions in Africa led to prehuman ancestors migrating from forests and moving into grasslands.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:31:25 EDTScientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears in Cell Reports today, shows that this new mechanism can potentially be targeted to treat obesity.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:28:02 EDTA tiny lander despatched to Mars on a trial run had crashed and possibly exploded on the Red Planet, mission control said Friday, confirming Europe's second failed attempt to reach the alien surface.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:40:01 EDTAs the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools by physicists at The City College of New York promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:55:42 EDTUS telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to acquire entertainment group Time Warner in a move to add in-house content to distribution services, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:54:45 EDTEurope's experimental Mars probe hit the right spot—but at the wrong speed—and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface, scientists said Friday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:53:17 EDTA largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:50:57 EDTClimate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish and can even make them swim towards predators, instead of away from them, a paper by marine biologists at the University of Exeter says.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:39:40 EDTA group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné, joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk—a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form as the material collides and aggregates.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:36:12 EDTNatural gas, a clean-burning fuel, has significant potential as a "bridge fuel" on a path to a sustainable energy future. However, its climate benefits are highly dependent upon the emission rate of methane from the nation's vast natural gas infrastructure.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:24:12 EDTTwo powerful typhoons have hit the Philippines in less than a week. Sarika was followed by Typhoon Haima. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the intense rainfall generated by these two typhoons.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:20:03 EDTHydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry and commerce, applications range from food and fertilizer manufacture to crude oil cracking to utilization as an energy source in fuel cells. A challenge lies in splitting the strong H-H bond under mild conditions. Chemists at Goethe University have now developed a new catalyst for the activation of hydrogen by introducing boron atoms into a common organic molecule. The process, which was described in the Angewandte Chemie journal, requires only an electron source in addition and should therefore be usable on a broad scale in future.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:18:49 EDTFive years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:18:13 EDTGerman business software company SAP SE on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $814.6 million.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:50:01 EDTElectric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:02 EDTAssociate Professor Richard Hindmarsh, of the Griffith School of Environment, has been successful in receiving a grant of about $36,000 from the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF). His Korean partner is Dr Hyomin Kim of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:30:01 EDTInvestors hit the sell button on Nintendo shares Friday as gamers and analysts were left underwhelmed by a sneak peek at the videogame giant's long-awaited new console.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:27:55 EDTIn 1937, US physicist Isidor Rabi introduced a simple model to describe how atoms emit and absorb particles of light. Until now, this model had still not been completely explained. In a recent paper, physicists have for the first time used an exact numerical technique: the quantum Monte Carlo technique, which was designed to explain the photon absorption and emission phenomenon. These findings were recently published in EPJ D by Dr Flottat from the Nice -Sophia Antipolis Non Linear Institute (INLN) in France and colleagues. They confirm previous results obtained with approximate simulation methods.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:20:01 EDTAs more and more crime moves online, computer scientists, criminologists and legal academics have joined forces in Cambridge to improve our understanding and responses to cybercrime, helping governments, businesses and ordinary users construct better defences.