Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggests that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood.
Telling people how pollution can harm kids' health inspires them to use less electricity than telling them how much money they could save by cutting back on power use, U.S. researchers said Monday.
An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is coming up for auction in the United States next week.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Brazil's coffee harvest last year was hit by one the country's worst droughts in decades, with effects on the world's largest producer now threatening to spill over into this year, pushing prices ever higher.
A once-blind female orangutan who regained her sight with surgery has returned to the rainforests of Indonesia's Sumatra Island, but with only one of her young twins, an environment group said.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
SpaceX said Saturday it failed in a landmark attempt to recycle its Falcon 9 rocket, after the equipment collided with an ocean platform and broke to pieces.
Drones, wearable computing and enormous, immersive TVs were in the spotlight at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas.
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Women and minority directors are losing out on crucial entry-level jobs, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Friday.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Poker face will only get you so far. A computer program can now beat anybody at the game of two-player limit Texas hold'em poker, researchers in Canada reported Thursday in the U.S. journal Science.