Mandated plastic-bag charge a 'complete mess'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) A cross-party committee of MPs says the government's plans for a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England are a "complete mess". The Environmental Audit more…

Forget lithium, here are sugar-powered batteries

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Digital Journal) Currently, lithium-ion batteries are the go-to for all technological needs, but they could soon fall by the wayside with news of a sugar-powered battery which lasts more…

ID theft rises as crooks get creative

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) An estimated 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft-related fraud last year. That's up more than 500,000 people from 2012. According to a just-released Identity Fraud more…

Bitcoin: Problems already cloud currency's future

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) Bitcoin is booming. But many researchers close to the world's most feted cryptocurrency are expressing concern about the security of its assets, and the stability of more…

Designer seed latest target by Chinese?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) The case of the missing corn seeds first broke in May 2011 when a manager at a DuPont research farm in east-central Iowa noticed a more…

Woman gets credit offer with sexual slur

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) An international honor society and Bank of America apologized Friday for a credit card offer to a feminist writer that referred to her by a sexual more…

AOL cuts benefits, blames Affordable Care Act

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN/Money) AOL became the latest company to blame the Affordable Care Act for cutting back on employee benefits. The tech firm will now pay its 401(k) company match more…

Coke to air longer version of controversial ad

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) Coca-Cola drew lots of negative reaction when it aired its multilingual "America the Beautiful" ad during the Super Bowl, but the company is defending its commercial more…