March 11, 2013 Art student Risa Hirai has turned her skills in oil painting to elaborate icing decoration. Her works, on exhibit this week at Gallery Tokyo Humanite, feature traditional Japanese motifs on a very Western canvas: cookies.
March 11, 2013 Living like a hunter-gatherer won't guarantee you'll be free of heart disease, according to a study of ancient human remains. Scans of mummies from preindustrial Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and Alaska's Aleutian Islands finds evidence of hardened arteries thousands of yeas ago.
March 11, 2013 Under pressure from regulators because it allegedly crossed the line that separates investing from betting, the once popular site has ceased operations.
March 11, 2013 The U.S. has objected to the 1,000-mile-long pipeline, but Pakistan says it's needed to alleviate its energy shortfall.
March 11, 2013 Also: Cardinals prepare to begin papal conclave; U.S. and Afghan soldiers killed in "insider attack;" Obama to continue "charm offensive;" Harvard faculty stunned by search of their emails.
March 11, 2013 The bloated carcasses were first noticed last week. Authorities says they appear to have died as a result of a swine virus that cannot be transmitted to humans.
March 11, 2013 Also: the best books coming out this week; Mindy Kaling is writing another memoir; and Francine Prose explores dreams in literature.
March 11, 2013 Eight young people were in an SUV when it flipped over a guardrail and into a pond. All were from Warren, Ohio. "It's going to be a rough week, a rough rest of the school year," says the local school superintendent.
March 11, 2013 Hardware is a hot topic this year at the Texas-based festival famous for launching startups like Twitter and Foursquare.
March 11, 2013 For those who rely on technology to speak, there are a limited number of voices. "Perfect Paul" sounds robotic, and "Heather" can seem too old for some. Now, a researcher is using sound samples from people who have never been able to speak to create new, personalized voices for them.
March 11, 2013 The Leap Motion Controller senses and tracks hand motions to allow users to browse the Web, play games and open documents. It represents another step in a goal of computer scientists: to make interactions with machines feel natural and easy, and to take away the barriers between humans and computers.
March 11, 2013 Kenichi Togawa was working at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan the day the earthquake and tsunami struck. His family is still living in temporary housing. For many people, the stress and isolation brought on by the disaster could pose more persistent hazards than the radiation.
March 11, 2013 Women who took aspirin at least a couple of times a week for five years or more cut their risk of melanoma by 30 percent. The new study adds to the mounting pile of research suggesting that cheap, common aspirin lowers the risk of many cancers, including colon, breast, esophagus, stomach, prostate, bladder and ovarian cancer.