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After years of legal wrangling over the proper labeling of milk from cows treated with its artificial hormone, Monsanto wants to sell its milk business—specifically, POSILAC, the bovine growth hormone given to cows to boost their production of milk...
A new miniature camera looks an awful lot like an electronic eyeball. Maybe it's that bowl-shaped "retina" made of silicon.
In the latest feat of so-called flexible electronics—often described as the quest for a computer screen you can bend and fold without breaking—chemists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have made a prototype low-distortion camera by molding silicon into a dome shape...
Imagine taking the social experience of a site like Facebook or MySpace and integrating it into a Web browser so that collaboration and communication with friends and colleagues is completely seamless...
In a move that could backfire, according to one security expert, Apple pulled out of a prominent hackers' convention taking place this week in Las Vegas.
Nearly half of the monkeys, apes and lemurs in the world are in imminent danger of disappearing from the planet, according to a new survey. The news comes even as a separate new census has uncovered far more gorillas than expected...
The season’s third potential hurricane looks like it won’t build up enough steam to reach hurricane status, meteorologists said earlier today.
Martian soil may be less Earthlike and less hospitable to life than researchers believed. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has found traces of perchlorate in two soil samples analyzed during the past month, the space agency announced today...
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) missed more than 16,000 new HIV infections in its last tally of the disease, according to a new analysis.
More bad news for Elon Musk, the billionaire PayPal founder who wants to sell low-cost space delivery to NASA and whoever else is buying.
On Saturday his privately funded company, SpaceX, suffered its third failed launch in a row of the Falcon 1, a two-stage rocket for ferrying satellites into orbit...
U.K. researchers are developing a coating for bullet casings that sticks to the hands (or gloves) of anyone handling it and is very difficult to remove.
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