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Google Privacy Policy Worries EU Officials

BRUSSELS (UPI) — Google’s new privacy policy may violate the European Union’s data protection laws, France’s data regulation body says. The French regulator, Commission Nationale de L’informatique et Des Libertes, said the policy set to go into effect March 1 as Google unifies 60 different privacy policies across its products fails to meet the needs […]

Mozilla Eyes Smartphone OS

BARCELONA, Spain (UPI) — Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox Web browser, says it wants to take on Google and Apple in the smartphone arena with an operating system it thinks is better. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the non-profit organization announced it has created a new smartphone platform called “Boot to […]

U.S. Announces Protection For Owls

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says habitat protection in old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest will benefit the threatened northern spotted owl. But while making the recommendation, the service is also proposing management standards that could allow logging of owl habitat in forests east of the Cascades, the American Bird Conservancy […]

Radon In U.S. Classrooms A Concern

NEW YORK (UPI) — Radioactive radon gas, a known carcinogenic, is in thousands of U.S. classrooms but many districts are doing nothing about it, NBC’s “Today” show reported. Radon, released in the breakdown of soil and rock, can seep into buildings and the air we breathe and with chronic exposure can be deadly, experts said. […]

T. Rex Said To Have Strongest Bite Ever

LIVERPOOL, England (UPI) — Tyrannosaurus rex had the most powerful bite of any creature that ever walked the Earth, say British scientists who studied the dinosaur’s skull structure. While some scientists had believed the bite of the prehistoric predator was much more modest, close to modern predators such as alligators, the new research revealed its […]

iPhone App Leads Police To Wrong House

SHERWOOD, England (UPI) — Police broke down the door at a wrong address after a stolen iPhone’s GPS software mistakenly directed them to an innocent British man’s house, officials said. The burglary victim had software on his iPad that used satellite technology to trace his stolen phone to a house in Sherwood, Nottingham, but when […]

Scientists Reconstruct Ancient Penguin

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (UPI) — Paleontologists say they have reconstructed a giant prehistoric penguin species from fossils first found in New Zealand 35 years ago. Ewan Fordyce, a paleontologist at New Zealand’s University of Otago, discovered the 25-million-year-old bones — nearly enough to create an entire skeleton — in 1977 and has recently been working […]

Yahoo! In Patent Dispute With Facebook

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (UPI) — Yahoo! says it may take legal action unless Facebook licenses some of its technologies as it says other U.S. Web and technology companies have done. Yahoo’s announcement puts it at odds with Facebook, with which the company enjoys a profitable relationship, particularly in the area of integration of Yahoo News with […]

Tomb Image May Be Earliest Christian icon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UPI) — Images found in a first-century tomb in Jerusalem may be the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity from near the time of Jesus, archaeologists say. A robotic camera used to examine the intact tomb has revealed a set of limestone Jewish ossuaries or “bone boxes” engraved with a rare Greek inscription and […]

Brain’s Role In Body Movement Studied

NEW YORK (UPI) — People modify their eye movements to coordinate movements of their arms, a finding with implications for rehabilitation and prosthetics, U.S. researchers say. Neuroscientists at New York University said we make our eye movements earlier or later in order to coordinate with movements of our arms, a process coordinated by our brains. […]

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