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Achin' for bacon? Processed meats increase cancer risk, WHO says

Global researchers convened by the World Health Organization examine more than 800 studies and conclude that consuming processed meats can increase the risk for colorectal cancer.

By October 26, 2015


No, arsenic is not a life-giver

A 2010 NASA study that suggested a bacterium could thrive on arsenic instead of phosphorus is refuted by two new pieces of research.

By July 9, 2012


Student's brilliant chemistry joke in yearbook upsets teachers

A star chemistry student offers a periodic table joke beyond any other. Some don't get it -- at first.

By May 21, 2014


IBM brings carbon nanotube-based computers a step closer

Helping the hunt for something to replace silicon transistors, Big Blue researchers have found a way to precisely place carbon nanotubes -- or rather, to encourage them to place themselves.

By October 28, 2012


Blinking bacteria trained in 'biopixel' displays

University researchers develop a system for fluorescent bacteria to work in unison and display light like a neon sign.

By January 2, 2012


Beware of potential Christmas scams

The Christmas season is upon us, and so are the Grinches that accompany it.

By December 19, 2011


How Apple and Greenpeace made peace

Steve Jobs and environmental watchdog Greenpeace publicly battled over toxics in Apple products but under Jobs' leadership, Apple designed cleaner products and improved its environmental practices.

By October 7, 2011


Fueling green tech with biology and Moore's Law

Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.

By September 28, 2011


Raytheon passes major Navy destroyer radar milestone

The U.S. Navy is evaluating next-gen radar technology from three major military contractors. Raytheon says its Gallium Nitride tech has surpassed 1,000 hours of testing without problems, a crucial step.

By September 19, 2011


On Call: Best carriers for recycling your phone

Recycling your cell phones is very easy with options from carriers, manufacturers, and retailers. CNET takes a look at the best carrier-sponsored programs.

By April 20, 2011