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April 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests periods of global warming during the last ice age encouraged the formation of peatlands. Researchers began by designing a computer model to simulate local climate patterns during the last 26,000 years. The last...
SAN FRANCISCO (NS) - Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have...
April 14 (UPI) -- The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket successfully launched a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night. Blast-off was at 7:13 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air...
SHANGHAI (NS) - China’s Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said. FILE PHOTO - Sina Weibo's booth is pictured at the Global...
April 12 (UPI) -- Male Costa's hummingbirds don't use their pipes to serenade would-be mates, they use their tail feathers. In a new study, scientists found male hummingbirds aim their dives to the sides of females in order to...
PHOENIX (NS) - A co-founder of Backpage.com charged with knowingly facilitating prostitution and money laundering will likely be released from federal detention later this week after posting $1 million bond, his attorney said on Wednesday. Michael Lacey, who...
April 10 (UPI) -- Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have successfully recorded the brain activity of free flying bats. The breakthrough, detailed in the journal eLife, could help scientists study the brains of animals as they behave naturally -- untethered...
WASHINGTON (NS) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s No. 1 mission during his appearance before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday will be to defend against calls to regulate internet-based companies. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg leaves a...
CAIRO (NS) - An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday that a judicial decision to suspend the licences of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, allowing them to continue their work, judicial sources said. The Uber logo...
April 6 (UPI) -- A new image from Hubble showcases dozens of distant galaxies, as well as an astronomical phenomenon known as an Einstein ring. The lens-like circle at the image's center represents the distortion caused by the gravity of...

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