Incandescent light bulb phaseout begins January 1

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The nation's light bulbs begin facing new efficiency and labeling standards starting Jan. 1, but don't expect old-fashioned incandescents to suddenly disappear from store shelves. The congressionally mandated more…

Just what is Congress illegally downloading?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Are members of Congress actually online pirates, stealing copyrighted material and viewing porn while they are, ironically, working on federal legislation to stop Internet theft of intellectual property? more…

Archaeologists decode 5,000-year-old bar tab

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A trove of newly translated texts from the ancient Middle East are revealing accounts of war, the building of pyramidlike structures called ziggurats and even the people's use more…

Peeling back layers of ancient Jerusalem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- If you go to the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is actually the western retaining wall of Herod's Temple Mount and Judaism's holiest prayer site, and then more…

Economists' new calendar
makes every year identical

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Mathematicians and economists at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore have designed a new, leap-year-free calendar. It means that birthdays, holidays and Christmas would fall on the same more…