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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- More permissive concealed carry laws -- those that grant greater access to concealed firearms -- are associated with increased homicide rates, according to new research. Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health analyzed the...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country’s most downloaded apps....
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- For many female Australian jumping spiders, the first time is the last time. When scientists at Macquarie University tracked the mating habits of Australian jumping spiders, they found many females display an increase in sexual inhibitions...
Laguna Beach, Calif. (Reuters) - After a series of acquisitions, General Motors Co (GM.N) has the building blocks it needs to deploy a large-scale fleet of robot cars, the automaker’s president said on Tuesday. GM’s acquisition earlier this month...
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests a massive plume of freshwater from Hurricane Harvey runoff is threatening coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, monitoring buoys measured a 10 percent drop in salinity at the Flower Garden...
RIYADH (Reuters) - In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash, and shopping is done in giant air-conditioned malls, building an online retail business is no easy task. But two powerfully-backed...
Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a new explanation for how young stars and their newborn planets avoid "radial drift," a phenomenon that can rob stellar systems of their planet-forming material. Most planets form as material coalesces in a...
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber lodged a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in its most important European market, the first stop on what...
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered a faraway star with an unrelenting hunger for rocky planets. According the analysis of the star's chemical commotion, the sun-like stellar system has swallowed enough rocky planets to equal 15 Earths. "Even if...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg...

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