Graphic of the day: Cell Culture
Porn star says Ronco put her into bankruptcy
Yes, that Ronco, maker of the Veg-O-Matic
Update to the Future Scale
90 predictions about the future, all on one page
China's one-family, one-child policy is catching up to them
The demographic instability of a country in which there will be soon be many retirees for every worker is not to be overlooked
Georgia: No, really, the Russians really did fire a missile at us
Russia still denies that's what happened
It used to be much easier to get excited about in-flight meals
Will NJ execution-style murders turn around social pressure against "snitching"?
Tougher rebar could mean safer skyscrapers in seismic zones
Next to nothing seems to have been done to prevent calamity when the New Madrid fault eventually shifts, releasing a magnitude 6.0 or stronger quake on places like Memphis and St. Louis. Missouri's 1997 strategic plan for dealing with earthquake preparedness reads like a litany of ways in which things will probably go wrong when a quake actually strikes. Really, the entire Midwest should be scared about just how bad the results of a strong earthquake will be.
Comparing bridge disasters: China vs. US
Secrecy follows the Chinese disaster, while the in the US, an open and public investigation is underway, even as plans for a replacement bridge are underway
Iowa rainfall in August approaches record
Shanghai stock market hits record high
The scary part will be watching how the people and the government react when the bubble bursts
Cell-therapy treatment for Type I diabetes could work
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found a way to protect transplanted cells by embedding them in a protective coating made from seaweed and iron. It's worked so far in mice and swine, and they think it could be a way to help diabetics replace the insuling-producing cells that don't work in their bodies
Students riot against military rule in Bangladesh
Flight of the machines
DARPA claims it's programmed computers that can auto-pilot an in-flight refueling more skillfully than human pilots. Related: Human pilots from Britain had to intercept a Russian bomber over the North Atlantic using the Eurofighter last week.