Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Regular exercise boosts teenagers' school grades — and particularly helps girls in science, a British study said Tuesday. The more physically active they were, the better children performed in school, according to findings published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestive system into fuel, an innovation that could curb greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Cancer cost the then 27 countries of the European Union 126 billion euros (US$170.1 billion) in 2009, according to a study published on Monday.
Monday, October 14, 2013
From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that sprinkles the Internet with red flag terms to confuse would-be snoops.
The Nissan Leaf is cruising at 35 mph when a pedestrian jumps into the roadway.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Astronomers have autopsied a distant, broken-apart planet and revealed signs of water and a rocky surface together for the first time, delighting scientists on the hunt for alien life.
Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor.
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Department of Environmental Engineering and the Water Resources Agency (WRA) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs jointly launched the world's first mobile laboratory in a van equipped with a water-monitoring system which can provide accurate test results within two hours, the university said.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Earth may experience a radically different climate already within 34 years, forever changing life as we know it, said a study Wednesday that aims to bring the dangers of global warming into sharper focus.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that any researcher can use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs.