China expected to dethrone US in electric car sales

By the end of 2015, worldwide electric car sales will pass the 600,000 mark, with 220,000-250,000 expected to be in China and 180,000 in...

Global genome study shows how everyone is different, same

Project provides rich library of genetic information SAN FRANCISCO – A groundbreaking new survey of human genetics across the globe called the 1,000 Genomes Project...

Zimbabwe moves to cheap public Wi-Fi

Low-cost public Wi-Fi is expected to open up the internet market for consumers HARARE – Until a fortnight ago, internet connectivity in Zimbabwe had always...

New Facebook tool describes photos to blind

– Automatic alternative text uses artificial intelligence to make Internet more accommodating to visually impairedBy Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook launched a...

Bill Gates investing billions to end malaria

Gates Foundation believes malaria could be eradicated by 2040 SAN FRANCISCO – Bill Gates announced Monday that he would pledge billions of dollars...

Yahoo hires bankers to explore potential sale

Board forms committee to investigate sale, spin-offsBy Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo announced Friday it was forming a panel to explore “strategic alternatives”...

Google parent company becomes most valuable in world

Alphabet worth more than Apple after strong earnings report SAN FRANCISCO -- Alphabet, the parent company of Internet giant Google, surpasses the market...

India successfully test-fires nuke-capable missile

Agni-I missile is capable of hitting targets at distances of 700 kilometersNEW DELHI - India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I missile...

Drought becomes new normal in Pakistan's Thar desert

– Experts say climate change makes extreme weather common in Pakistan but country has no environment policyBy Aamir LatifKARACHI, Pakistan – Already shaken by...

NASA astronaut to return to Earth after year in space

Scott Kelly has spent more time in space than any other AmericanBy Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO - American astronaut Scott Kelly will end the...

Scientists find new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid validates theory first suggested in 1973 By Barry EitelSAN FRANCISCO – Physicists announced Monday the discovery of a new state...

Snap Inc. introduces new features – voice filter, share links and others

The social media is not taking any step back as Snap Inc. has turned out some new features that permit users to add backdrops...

Worldwide PC sales decline sharply: IDC

Exchange-rate volatility dampens demand across the globe; rebound expected in 2016 By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA – Sales of PCs across the world declined sharply in...

Rails Database Optimizations You Can Do Now

Ruby on Rails depends on its database for just about everything it does. Characteristically the database performs well but it is also one of...

Pan-African University unveils governing council

PAU president calls move 'historic, revolutionary step'ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The African Union (AU) on Thursday inaugurated – albeit belatedly – the 28-member governing...

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