Science and Technology

U.S. Works to Create Space Code of Conduct
The United States and other countries in the European Union are joining together to develop a "code of conduct" that would establish rules for orbiting spacecraft and for mitigating the growing problem of debris, or "space junk".
Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight
Those who keep track of these things say the world is closer to apocalypse than most people know.
The Doomsday Clock, a figurative timepiece used as a barometer of humankind’s fate, was moved one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday, the first time it has been nudged forward since 2…
Study: Kids Provoke and Video Many Teacher Tantrums
It's called cyber-baiting, and it's a growing phenomenon in today's electronic and connected world.  It happens when students deliberately provoke a teacher to the breaking point.
When the teacher finally "loses it", they video his or her emotional or angry outburst on their cellphones and …
Attention Star Gazers: Meteor Shower Tonight
The first meteor shower of 2012 — the lesser known Quadrantid meteor shower — will light up the sky across North America when it peaks early Wednesday morning.  Star gazers are in for a special treat.
Verizon Will Charge YOU a Fee for Paying THEM
Most companies are happy if their customers pay their bills on time, by whatever means, but not Verizon.  Verizon is taking "accounts receivable" to the next level.
Starting January 15th, 2012, Verizon will start charging its customers a $2 dollar fee for paying their bills Onl…

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