Abuse of prescription painkillers is rocketing, killing 15,000 people every year - more than heroin and cocaine combined.
So-called 'educational' television programs for the under-twos are useless, say researchers, and children younger than this should have as little screen time of any sort as possible.
Leading experts on climate change science and technology are calling on the federal government to launch a coordinated investigation of the potential effectiveness, feasibility, and consequences of so-called geoengineering.
The US is unlikely to meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022 unless new technologies are developed or policies change.
Patent trolls could have cost US businesses as much as $500 billion in stock value over the last 20 years, according to Boston University researchers.
After analyzing more than three million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study has concluded that the Arab Spring truly was fueled by social media.
Nearly half the world’s PC users get most or all of their software
illegally, according to the Business Software Alliance - twice as many in some developing countries.
As the number of electronic systems used in cars increases, McAfee is warning that they're becoming increasingly vulnerable to hackers.
Android threats leapt 76 percent during the second quarter, according to the latest report from security consultants McAfee, making it the most attacked mobile operating system.
Maybe NASA believes that the little green men really are green - one of its scientists has collaborated on a report suggesting that the Earth's rising levels of greenhouse gases could provoke an alien attack.
Well, doesn't your heart just bleed. China's claiming that, last year, it was the victim of nearly half a million cyberattacks.
More and more Americans are catching on to the delights of babies doing cute things - or maybe just Justin Bieber - the latest study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows.
So-called 'swipe and pay' systems like Isis and Google Wallet won't take off in the US for years, Gartner Group analysts believe.
We all know that we're supposed to pick hard-to-guess passwords - but most of us know all too well that, if we do, we'll forget them ourselves.
China's now the world's biggest investor in green energy, according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
You don't need to be fumbling over a text to be a dangerous driver - hands-free voice calls can be just as dangerous, a driving safety organization has warned.
A quarter of all Americans no longer have a landline, according to the latest figures from the Federal Communications Commission.
You've probably never stopped to consider just how much power your set-top box is consuming.
Republican congresswoman Mary Bono Mack is calling for legislation forcing companies to tell the government when they've fallen victim to a data breach.
Hotels of the future will offer interactive dreaming, virtual love-making and health monitoring, according to a new report.