Peru's Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year, but a radical engineering solution for water scarcity could soon create an agricultural bonanza here.
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Facebook is releasing software that puts feeds from the social network on the home page of Android phones.
Colin Purrington wrote a funny, helpful guide about designing scientific posters.
Many British academics are hiding their regional accents for fear of being mocked, patronized or sidelined by their departments, a study says
Harvard has finally retained some adult legal supervision to sort out its cheating-and-e-mail-snooping fiasco. That’s the good news.
A new, free online course is aimed at giving thousands of district administrators around the country help in using technology to meet their schools' needs.
Baidu Inc, operator of China's most popular search engine, has developed a prototype for a wearable Internet gadget similar to Google Inc's Glass, in the latest effort by a Chinese company to follow the lead of US tech giants, various industry-news websites in China reported.
A $2bn experiment on the space station has made observations that could prove to be the first signs of dark matter, a mysterious component of the Universe.
Once a year, a line of briefcase-wielding accountants in business suits files into an office at Texas Christian University.
Stanford University, the epicenter of the modern massive open online course movement, said this week that it will develop online learning software with the only one of the three MOOC providers not founded by a Stanford faculty member.