Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. More than one-in-ten pest types can already be found in around half the countries that grow their host crops. Show More Summary
It's red, according to an analysis of all the world's flags
Mt Chocorua is one of the most frequently photographed mountains in the world according to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide. Located near New Hampshire’s Mt Washington (6082?). Chocorua is far from being the highest mountain in the White Mountain National Forest only rising to an elevation of 3475?. But it’s a hiker’s mountain […]
A giant bowl of black sesame soup shared by 1,059 guests at the Black Sesame Festival in Guangxi's Rong county won three world records under authentication of the World Records Association on Wednesday, according to Xinhua News. [ more › ]
ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to...Show More Summary
By BB Research: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is expected to announce its new luxury smart bracelet in the next few weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter, reports CNET. In January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel first announced...Show More Summary
Government borrowing rates continue to tumble around the world. "Global bond yields have taken over the entire financial chatter this morning," Brean Capital's Peter Tchir said earlier today. According to Bloomberg, the yield on the German 10-year bund fell to a record low of 0.909%. Show More Summary
Truecaller, which bills itself as the world’s largest verified mobile phone community, on Wednesday released the results of a new survey that helps shed light on how serious a problem phone scams are in the United States. According to...Show More Summary
A new analysis of clinical trial participation in the largest ongoing observational study of U.S. heart attack patients has found participants are not representative of the larger patient base, according to a study led by Women's College Hospital cardiologist Dr. Show More Summary
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.
According to the World Health Organisation (OIE) there have been 34 new outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in Taiwan, reported by Ping-Cheng Yang, Director, Animal Technology Institute Taïwan, Council of Agriculture, Taïwan, Chinese Taipei.
Telstra’s dominance in the Australian market means that we all pay more for our bandwidth than we should, according to peering company CloudFlare. More »
Android users beware — another major malware threat has taken the mobile world by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called “ScarePackage” in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary
The world's fastest sprinters have a distinctive ability unlike other runners to attack the ground and attain faster speeds, according to new research. The new findings indicate that sprinters use a combined limb motion and foot-strike mechanism that enhances speed by elevating foot-ground impact forces. Show More Summary
Irvine, Calif. — Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate-warming gas, according to UC Irvine and Princeton University scientists. Their findings, which appear Aug. Show More Summary
A hypersonic missile, designed to reach a target anywhere in the world within one hour after being launched, was detonated by military personnel four seconds after it left the launchpad yesterday morning, according to the Washington Post. Military officials say the launch was terminated as soon as it occurred due to an “anomaly.” The launchpad
Guess what, folks? There might be a new addition to the online casino world in the US. That new addition would be none other than, the payment site you eBayers know and love, PayPal. According to cardschat.com, the online gambling market has been trying to get this powerhouse payment site to join on for a […]
1 World Trade Center has attracted another new tenant. Australia-based Servcorp has signed a 15-year lease for 34,775 square feet at the tower, according to the New York Post. The latest deal brings... To view the full story, click the title link.
Spare a thought for the watchmakers of this world, who might start to feel the pinch as more people buy a smartwatch. According to the Wall Street Journal, Swatch is the latest old-school outfit to realize that it needs more than a janky,...
HTC has sent out invites for a September 4th event at IFA — and now it seems like what we’re going to see will be the “world’s first” Android smartphone powered by an octa-core 64-bit processor, according to a teaser from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer on its Weibo page. Show More Summary