False claims made by the U.N. Panel on Climate Change about the rate of Himalayan glacial melting were used to win governmental grants and have embarrassed the scientific body.
President Obama’s new plan to stop big banks from taking big risks could be circumvented in dangerous ways having perverse effects on risk-taking says Bloomberg.com.
Vice President Biden told Iraqi officials during a visit that the U.S. will appeal the dismissal of charges against the Blackwater agents who killed 17 Iraqis in 2007.
A new study shows that sharing a bed with your partner at night makes you sleep worse and diminishes your mental acuity the next day.
Almost half a million gallons of crude oil have been spilt in a Texas port where a tanker gouged itself on two barges says the U.S. Coast Guard.
Stock markets around the world have fallen after President Obama’s plan to reform the American financial industry received broad support from other world leaders.
After success in Munich, Singapore and Venezuela, Burger King is opening its first American Whopper Bar in Miami which will serve Whoppers and beer twenty-four/seven.
After the Supreme Court reversed campaign finance law to allow corporations to openly fund political campaigns, 40 executives are asking Congress to pass tough laws in favor of public financing.
In addition to in-person visits, Illinois law has given divorced parents the right to virtual visitations with their children to be conducted over the internet with web cams or via instant messengers.
Proposals to speed up adoption procedures for orphans of the Haitian earthquake are raising ethical dilemmas about the value of psychological safety versus the reality of food and water shortages.
A wireless internet connection to the International Space Station meant to soothe the isolation associated with space travel has produced the first tweet from outer space.
Meant to be the liberal answer to conservative talk radio, Air America will soon go off the air after having promoted its stars like Al Franken and Rachel Maddow to national political prominence.
Researchers have determined that biological limitations on human running speed may be much lower than previously thought, allowing humans to achieve speeds of 35-40 miles per hour.
Apple is reportedly in discussions with the school text book publisher McGraw-Hill to put its books on the forthcoming Apple tablet computer expected to have e-reader capabilities.
A new report says young people spend nearly eight hours each day on one media platform or another, up one hour from five years ago, which is more time than they go to school or even sleep.