Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over U.S. information requests

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. gover...

Nuclear energy tops SC West discussion

Nuclear energy and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station will be the main topics at the next meeting of the Valley Engineering Science and Technology Club. The luncheon meeting is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135...

Java.net and Kenai Shutting Down: Why?

Oracle recently announced that Java.net and Kenai.com will be "going dark" one year from now. The brief announcement offers nothing even close to resembling an explanation and is the equivalent of "We've closed our storage facility. Come pick up your stuf...

Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Sci...

Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases

LONDON British scientists say they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans – based on changes in climate.Describing their model as "a major improvement i...

Sharp, Foxconn to sign deal next week: sources

TOKYO Sharp Corp (6753.T) and Taiwan's Foxconn are set to sign a takeover deal next week after repeated delays, with the two sides set to agree on a smaller bailout than originally planned for the troubled Japanese electronics maker, two sources famili...

Nuclear power plants vulnerable to cyberattacks

The threat of a cyberattack against nuclear power plants has been growing, according to a report. Nuclear facilities are struggling to respond to a host of new vulnerabilities. Operators of nuclear power plants around the world are struggling to respond ...

Astronaut runs marathon in space -- but slower than on earth

British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday, running the classic 26.2 mile distance while strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station.As part of the London Marathon, Britain's biggest ma...

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...

Obama Threatens China with Nuclear Weapons.

Last Friday, National Security Council senior Asian affairs director Evan Medeiros said John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter would meet their Japanese counterparts in New York on Monday. They’d “announce some historic changes to the way US-...