Scientists urge balance of consumption to fight poverty
2012-05-01 01:42:15 UTC
A group of 23 scientists from across the globe have called for a drastic rethink on consumption to fight poverty as global population rises. They say incentives and regulation are needed to achieve a balance.
Levels of consumption between developing and developed nations must be rebalanced to fi...
Africa: 'For much of Africa, water resources are available'
2012-05-01 01:34:31 UTC
Africa's chronic shortage of fresh water could be alleviated by stepping up efforts to access groundwater reserves, or aquifers. UK scientists have produced a pan-African map of reserves that are found deep underground.
DW spoke to Alan MacDonald, Chief Hydrogeologist at the British Geological S...
Yahoo escalates patent battle with Facebook
2012-04-28 04:49:32 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is bringing out more artillery in its patent battle with Facebook.
It is adding new allegations of intellectual property theft to its six-week-old lawsuit against Facebook. In court papers filed Friday, Yahoo Inc. now says Facebook's online social network infringes o...
Samsung Electronics reports record profit
2012-04-28 04:45:12 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest consumer electronics firm by revenues, on Friday reported a record-high profit as strong smartphone sales helped mask a drop in semiconductor and TV profit.
Net profit amounted to 5.05 trillion won ($4.46 billion) for the f...
Samsung coyness puts smartphone crown in dispute
2012-04-28 04:40:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones are the hottest gadgets in the world. But who's the biggest smartphone maker? We don't really know.
Samsung, Apple's chief competitor, gives only vague indications of how many it makes, which means industry watchers come up with widely diverging estimates. Apple Inc...
Google launches storage service for personal files
2012-04-24 18:17:01 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services.
The Internet search leader's latest product stores personal documents, photos, videos and a wide range of other digital content...
Facebook reports lower 1Q net income
2012-04-23 19:56:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is reporting, ahead of its initial public offering, expected in May, that its first-quarter net income fell as its revenue rose by comparison with a year earlier.
Facebook Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Monday that its net income fell 12 percent to $233 million fr...
Adobe to launch new software suite for designers
2012-04-23 13:41:17 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers.
Adobe Systems Inc. is set to announce CS6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs aimed at designers.
IPhone bills boost Verizon 1Q revenue growth
2012-04-20 05:59:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday sales of the iPhone 4S started to boost revenue at Verizon Communications Inc. in the latest quarter, as subscribers settled in to paying their new monthly bills.
That meant that wireless service revenues grew at their fastest pace in three years at Verizon Wireless. Th...
Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested
2012-04-20 05:32:27 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple generates more gossip than the Kardashians.
There's a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What's unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model, an idea company founder Steve Jobs derided public...
Analysis: In Asia, BlackBerry's RIM sees a glimmer of hope
2012-04-18 18:40:21 UTC
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The launch in India of a new BlackBerry by Research In Motion Ltd is not just a nod to its lower-end users who love it less for its security, push email and seamless roaming than for its simplicity and its Messaging. It's a strategy the Canadian company hopes will help fill bo...
Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients in future.
In research published in the journal...
Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
2012-04-18 02:08:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report.
The average number of earthquakes of...
Movie clips help ease drug craving
2012-04-15 03:59:09 UTC
Watching a five-minute video can help whitewash memories of past drug use in former heroin addicts and ease their cravings, a new study shows. By weakening mental ties between drug-related paraphernalia and the desire to use, the method may be a powerful and long-lasting way to help people strugg...
2012-04-15 03:54:32 UTC
Even though bacteria in Lechuguilla Cave have been cut off from the surface for millions of years and were never exposed to antibiotics for medicine or agriculture, most of the 93 strains analyzed in a new study are resistant to several antibiotics. Bacteria found in the cave have ways of fightin...
ISIS Militants Attacked Two Villages in Dibis, North of Kirkuk
2017-10-17 20:22:02 UTC
The move by the militants comes as Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk after Peshmerga withdrew their forces.
ISIS militants have attacked two villages in Dibis, north of Kirkuk, according to a Rudaw reporter.
The two villages are Makha and Twelha.
It is not clear whether Iraqi or Kurdi...
Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth
2012-04-08 22:44:32 UTC
SCIENCE NEWS- A small molecule dubbed kartogenin encourages stem cells to take on the characteristics of cells that make cartilage, a new study shows. And treatment with kartogenin allowed many mice with arthritis-like cartilage damage in a knee to regain the ability to use the joint without pain...
The H-1B Visa Program
2017-04-19 04:09:18 UTC
<blockquote><h3>The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and Its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy</h3>
Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their petitions on the first business day in April for the pool of H-1B visa numbers for which U.S. ...
Extreme eaters show abnormal brain activity
2012-04-08 22:15:25 UTC
CHICAGO — Certain brain areas are sluggish in people who eat too little and hyperactive in people who eat too much, a new study finds.
The results, presented April 3 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, are based on brain activity in people who ranged from dangerously t...
Planets’ gravity tidies stellar ring
2012-04-08 22:00:58 UTC
Two small planets might be sculpting an enormous dust ring around the star Fomalhaut, a mere 25 light-years away from Earth.
But it’s not too likely that either planet is the notorious Fomalhaut b, which once held the title of the first directly imaged exo-world (SN: 12/6/08, p. 5).
The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
2017-04-25 16:02:06 UTC
Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa.
The Turkish raids showed the challenges facing U.S.-led attempts to de...
How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?
2020-12-28 19:18:56 UTC
How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer.
“It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized researcher who leads the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. “The ex...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...