Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A French scientist credited with pioneering deep-brain stimulation to help Parkinson's disease patients and an American who located a key breast cancer mutation were awarded top science prizes Monday.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra unveiled plans Sunday to make driving safer through hands-free technology, after a string of recalls that has dogged the company.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.
Scientists who analyzed the DNA of coffee found that what people love about it — the caffeine — is a genetic quirk, not related to the caffeine in chocolate or tea.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The outgoing head of the fisheries management body for the western and central Pacific has warned that some tuna stocks were now so low they should not be fished.
Economic prosperity is the worst enemy of minority languages, said researchers Wednesday who listed parts of Australia and North America as “hotspots” for extinction risk.
Driven by the quest for an abundant, non-polluting alternative to fossil fuel, scientists said Tuesday they had developed a method to produce propane using sugar and the gut bacteria E. coli.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.