CO2 emissions reach record levels

There's been a sharp rise in global CO2 emissions over the last ten years, despite reductions by industrialized countries.

Spotify to launch in the US today

After a long, long wait, European music streaming service Spotify is finally launching in the US today.

Google gives user data to US government

The US government asks Google for user data more than twice as often as any other, says Google, and is more likely to get its own way.

Facebook may sign with Spotify for music streaming feature

European online music streaming service Spotify may be coming to US shores, through a deal with Facebook.

US unprepared for major earthquake, says NRC

The US is complacent about its ability to cope with earthquakes, says the National Research Council, which has today released a 20-year road map for increasing resilience to quakes.

China soon to overtake US as world's scientific superpower

China is set to overtake the US as the world's scientific 'superpower' as early as 2013, a major study from the UK's Royal Society has concluded.

As radiation reaches the US, scientists say not to worry

Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is already reaching the US, and is more difficult to predict than the weather, say University of Maryland atmospheric scientists.

More big snowstorms on the way as world's climate warms

Massive snowstorms like those that hit the US and Europe last winter are likely to become more frequent, says the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), thanks to global warming.

Feds eye open source model for medical data systems

On a mission to modernize, the US government is eyeing an Internet-based healthcare system for easy sharing of health related data between doctors, medical institutions and patients.

US science education: could do better, says report

The US risks falling behind in science, warns Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, unless science teaching is improved.

Ford to add start-stop system to all its cars

Ford has announced it's to introduce its fuel-saving start-stop technology pretty much across the board in the US.

Canada and US pay most for cellphone plans

The US is amongst the most expensive countries on the world for cellphone service, a study from a non-profit public policy institute has found.

US and Australia in talks over cyber-quarantine

The US government is considering emulating an Australian program that allows internet service providers to alert customers who have fallen victim to spambots.

US broadband adoption slows to a crawl

US broadband adoption is slowing to a virtual crawl after several consecutive years of modest but consistent growth.

US should prepare for many more heatwaves, says government-funded report

Heat waves like the one now roasting the Eastern Seaboard are likely to become commonplace over the next 30 years, say scientists at Stanford University - even if global temperatures rise by only one degree Celcius.   

US turns its sights on China in intellectual property battle

The US is taking its gloves off in the fight over intellectual property, and says it plans to go after foreign websites that encourage piracy.

china nears supercomputer top spot

Chinese computing power has leapfrogged Europe and Japan, with a new supercomputer ranked as the world's second fastest. 

China cleans up its act on spam

The US is still the world's worst spam offender, with 13.1 percent of the lovely stuff being relayed through the country.

Spotify plans US launch for music streaming service

Spotify looks set to start US operations this fall, taking its music streaming service out of Europe for the first time.

Apple preps iPad for April 3 launch

Apple has announced that the Wi-Fi version of its so-called "magical and revolutionary" iPad will be available for sale in the US on April 3.