The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright young stars, and is home to young stellar clusters.
U.S. workers can expect a stable employment environment over the next six months along with an upswing in temporary jobs. In CareerBuilder's latest national survey, employers indicated that full-time, permanent hiring in the second half of 2013 will mirror that of 2012 while temporary and contract hiring is expected to increase 10 percentage points over last year.
In a recent survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) at George Mason University, a majority of respondents (62 percent) said they feel America should take steps to address climate change.
After users attempted to keep more information private, Facebook altered its privacy settings to make more data public than ever, research from Carnegie-Mellon University has shown.
The number of Facebook users continues to rise - indeed, two thirds of online Americans are members. But, says the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, most like to take regular breaks.
Amazon's won the highest customer satisfaction rating in a survey of online stores which also finds that Apple has seen its rating slip noticeably.
Over a third of US households have ditched the landline in favor of a cellphone, a new survey shows.
Early adopters of Windows 8 believe it isn't as good as Windows 7, a poll has shown.
Sending and receiving sexually explicit cellphone photos, or sexting, is widespread amongst US teenagers, a new study has found.
Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) indicate there are about twice as many potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs) in lower-inclination orbits than previously believed.
Well, they will be pleased. Hacktivists such as the Anonymous collective are now the biggest fear keeping security professionals awake at night.
Well, bang goes the lazy journalist's version of research: a survey has found that a whacking 60 percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors.
Scientists have been able to count the number of emperor penguins in Antarctica by using satellite mapping technology - and there's twice as many as previously thought, they say.
Facebook is making people even more unhappy about their bodies and may be helping fuel a rise in eating disorders, a new study claims.
After two years' work, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) has measureed the precise distances of over a quarter of a million galaxies.
So what do you think is the perfect size? An inch or so bigger than you've got at the moment? Then join the club.
For most of us, the Great Barrier Reef is a bit far away for a visit in person. But a new project, the Catlin Sea Survey, will allow the public to watch every step via YouTube and other Google sites.
Well, this is worth knowing: Android users are more likely to have sex on a first date, according to a Canadian survey.
If you're wondering why someone's unfriended you on Facebook, it's probably because you've posted something that's upset them.
Eight out of ten mistyped URLs lead to typosquatting sites, says Sophos, after a marathon experiment in bad typing.