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Despite displaying a few quirks, an IBM computer played to a draw on the opening day of a man vs machine showdown with two human champions of the popular US television game show Jeopardy!.
President Barack Obama restricted NASA expenses on Monday as he sent his 2012 budget blueprint to Congress calling for a five-year freeze on new spending at the US space agency.
Puzzled scientists are debating if the shrinking brains of humans is a sign we are growing dumber or that evolution is making the key motor leaner and more efficient.
Scientists who use animals for research on human diseases fear that the US government is restricting the massive National Institute of Health (NIH) in a way that could slash their funding.
Ancient Norse mythology tells the tale of a pair of giant wolves that roam the skies chasing the Sun and Moon and becoming the bringers of an eclipse if they do indeed catch their prey.
Many people consider Wikileaks to be the 2010 version of Napster, saying it is a moment in the "evolution of how technology changes."
Environmental groups accused the Obama administration on Thursday of failing to ensure the survival of polar bears, after the administration declined to list the Arctic animals as endangered.
Despite record-setting, sweltering heat waves and hundreds of brutal forest fires last summer, Russians remain skeptical about man-made climate change, the AFP news agency reported on Saturday.
Computer scientists argue that racial profiling to rule out potential terrorists is less effective than random searches, but simple math could be an even better solution.
Archaeologists have discovered six mummified dogs that they believe were used in 15th Century religious ceremonies.
- Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
- Of grand or imposing sound.