AUSTIN, Texas—Just two companies—Verizon Wireless and AT&T—control 60 percent of the U.S. wireless market. Four companies control 90 percent. A thriving marketplace this is not.
AUSTIN, Texas—Use your brain to control the world. That's the promise of the brain-machine interface, a system that directly translates your thoughts into actions.
Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that defends journalists and fights censorship, on Monday added the governments of Bahrain and Belarus to its 2012 list of Internet Enemies—an inventory of governments worldwide that filter online content, restrict their citizens' Internet access, track cyber dissidents and use the Web to spread pro-government propaganda while smearing opposition.
Steak image courtesy of iStockphoto/Kativ Over the years, eating too many burgers, steaks pork chops or other red meat products has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Slide of invasive prostate adenocarcinoma, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/NIH Circumcision might reduce a man's risk of developing prostate cancer by 15 percent, according to new research published online March 12 in Cancer .Of 1,754 men surveyed who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, fewer—percentage-wise—had been circumcised than the 1,645 men who did not have prostate cancer.
In case you haven’t seen this before on a National Geographic special, which I haven’t, here's a tarantula hawk wasp schlepping a tarantula home, a spectacle I got to view first hand on a trip to visit my wife in Costa Rica, where she is immersed in Spanish studies for ESL certification.
Tagged foraging bee, image courtesy of Zachary Huang/beetography.com Honeybees ( Apis mellifera ) are more than cookie-cutter drones, workers, foragers and queens.
Listening is an important component of speech. When we speak, we use data collected by our ears to help us modulate our spoken tone, pitch and rhythm.
Border of the Fukushima exclusion zone. Credit: GaijinSeb/Flickr/CC Last year, on March 11, a deadly earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan, killing more than 15,000 people.
Knee replacement image courtesy of iStockphoto/33karen33 As the U.S. population ages and continues packing on the pounds, knee replacement surgeries are becoming increasingly common.
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