Quantcast
Science

Study: People of color breathe air that is 38 percent more polluted than white people’s

A study released by the University of Minnesota this week indicated that people of color…

Scientists unscramble great sperm-egg secret, opening new avenues in fertility, contraception

Scientists said they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg…

Sluggish cognitive tempo: the ADHD-like disorder that explains daydreaming?

According to emerging research, many children previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could be…

New study challenges consensus scientific belief that sharks are ‘living fossils’

Modern sharks are not “living fossil” replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly…

Tech News

Google, IBM worries could raise questions about other tech-sector companies

Disappointing results from Google Inc and IBM may unnerve investors shaken by a strong recent…

‘Chief Yahoo’ David Filo and banking magnate Charles Schwab named to tech firm’s board

Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who…

Media

Computer-generated Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku to join Lady Gaga tour

Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support…

Hallmark Channel mutes ‘God’ to avoid taking Lord’s name in vain, Christians cross anyway

The Hallmark Channel muted references to “God” in a movie rerun to avoid actors taking…

U.S. News

Ground-breaking ‘urban farming’ law sparks renaissance of greenovation in Boston

According to an article published yesterday in Modern Farmer, the signing of Article 89 last…

China’s ban on GMO corn costs US up to $2.9 billion, grain association says

China’s rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S.…

NM to end conjugal visits for married prisoners, leaving only 3 states that allow them

New Mexico will end conjugal visits between inmates and their spouses next month, officials said…

Texas executes man convicted in 2001 triple murder while on drug binge

Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a man who was convicted of stabbing his…

Report challenges Obama’s ‘deporter in chief’ reputation

Deportations through U.S. immigration courts have fallen 43 percent in the past five years as…

World

115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap: principal

A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by Islamist…

Vladimir Putin tells Edward Snowden: Russia doesn’t carry out NSA-style mass surveillance

President Vladimir Putin has told the National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, that Russia is not carrying out mass surveillance…

Egypt’s gay community fears government crackdown

Egypt’s gay community fears it is the latest target of the country’s authoritarian government, after a series of recent raids…

Japanese ‘zentai’ fetishists seek liberation in full body suits

By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any…

Six dead and 290 missing reported after South Korean ferry sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a…

Drug cartel leader on Treasury blacklist arrested in Mexico

Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital,…

Looters take advantage of Brazilian police strike in World Cup host city

Looting broke out in Salvador de Bahia, one of the host cities for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as…

Google+