Wednesday, February 26, 2014
In yet another blow to the US$28 billion vitamin industry, a U.S. task force on Monday urged against taking Vitamin E and beta-carotene to ward off heart disease or cancer.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Militant environmentalist group Sea Shepherd and Japanese whalers on Monday traded accusations regarding a potentially dangerous attack in the perilous Southern Ocean.
Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of human being's carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.
Mexico's salamander-like axolotl apparently hasn't disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining lakes.
A microscopic grain of Earth's oldest known mineral has been dated to 4.4 billion years ago, shedding light on our planet's infancy and how it came to harbor life, researchers said Sunday.
Monday, February 24, 2014
With sales in the global luxury sector starting to slow, Italian shoes and handbags stand out as powerful growth engines as the middle classes in emerging economies indulge the urge to accessorize.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Diehard gamers in Japan who began lining up earlier this week finally got their hands on a new PlayStation 4 as Sony unleashed its console on home turf in a midnight launch.
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could be useful for prosthetic limbs, humanoid robots, implanted medical devices and even wearable clothing.
A training exercise designed to showcase the government's ability to recover a space capsule at sea was scrubbed after NASA ran into trouble off the Southern California coast, the space agency said Friday.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wildlife experts cut away more than 85 meters of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, though some of the heavy rope had to be left tangled in the whale's mouth, officials said Thursday.