Saturday, July 5, 2014
The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and “balkanization” resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday.
Japanese scientists say they have found a way to slow down the aging process in flowers by up to a half, meaning bouquets could remain fresh for much longer.
A letter written by a schoolteacher in 1931 to her mother has finally been delivered — 83 years later.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of legendary French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, emerged from the deep Wednesday after 31 days in an undersea lab off the Florida Keys.
The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for US$10.
Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high altitude, a study suggests.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Caribbean coral reefs could disappear within 20 years as overfishing has all but wiped out the fish that feast on coral-smothering algae, the U.N. and an international conservation watchdog warned Wednesday.
The planned launch by U.S. space agency NASA of a rocket carrying a satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed.
Leading science journal Nature said on Wednesday it had withdrawn a flawed stem-cell study hailed when it was published in January as a “game-changer” in the quest to grow transplant tissue.
DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.