JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two nations at loggerheads for more than half a century.
BANGUI (Reuters) - The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for killing hundreds since last week.
Nelson Mandela's comrades from the struggle against apartheid reflected Monday on his death, prompting one aging activist to point to gaps between the former South African president's vision for a racially just society and the current reality.
Yann LeCun -- the NYU professor who was just hired to run Facebook's new artificial intelligence lab -- says his interest in AI began the day he first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was nine years old. The idea of artificial intelligence -- machines that can process information the way people do -- wasn't that ...
A study by researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay.Since 1990 the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that intake of “free sugars” should be less than 10% of total energy (calorie) intake. Free sugars are sugars that are added to f […]
Researchers have found evidence of diverse mineralogy in the moon's South Pole Aitken basin, a giant crater left by an impact 4 billion years ago. The findings could mean that some minerals dug up during that ancient impact remain intact within the basin. If that's true, then the basin could hold vital clues about the makeup of the moon's mant […]
Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers have found. The discovery may shed light on the pathology of septic shock.
A Jefferies-CNET survey shows the Photoshop Photography Program drew new customers to the Creative Cloud subscriptions. Its $10 monthly fee is only a fifth of the full Creative Cloud price, though. [Read more]
Phil Libin, CEO of the note-taking app and cloud-storage company, says his Evernote's e-commerce business now accounts for 30 percent of revenue. In the future: an IPO -- and real live wooly mammoths. [Read more]