Moscow has ignored Japan's qualms about warplanes on an island Tokyo claims, promising to keep it informed about "everything that happens on the territory of Russia."
The robotic muscles are strong, bendy and cost-effective.
U.S. scientists say stretchable electronic fabric could help robots become more human, and humans more robotic.
A professor is testing artificial skin that can mimic human properties and potentially be utilized by amputees and skin graft patients to improve their quality of life.
Dispute continues over a new deal on overtime pay
What if a Tunisia-type attack hit Europe's biggest city? Secret preparations have been years in the planning.
What if a Tunisia-type attack hit Europe's biggest city? Secret preparations have been years in the planning
Births in this remote area frequently result in the death of both mother and child
An intimate study of a would-be world leader and the death of his love affair with democracy.
Scientists who made claims about gravity waves marking the universe's birth are under pressure to deliver
Usually, when a music legend announces, "And here's a song from my latest record," the unspoken response from the audience is "OK, but you'd better follow it with some hits." Sometimes this dynamic makes sense; mega-artists tend to draw big crowds even after the muse of inspiration has long since left the building.
The drag queen host (Justin Bond) of the Brooklyn salon that gives John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus" its name, surveys the room where a frisky and friendly orgy is in full swing, and pronounces: "It's just like the '60s … only with less hope."It's a great line, destined to be much quoted.
Readers trying to size up the presidential candidates said they found our Aug. 2 cover story very helpful. "Thank you for your thoughtful, well-reasoned evaluation of John Kerry," one said. "As one of many disillusioned Republicans, I would rather vote for a serious, cautious politician who is flexible enough to change his mind about important issues than a cowboy with a 19th-century mind-set who is too quick on the trigger and shoots from the hip." Others were unimpressed. " 'In Search of John...
An incongruous name adorns one new housing estate in teeming Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). "Animikha," translated from Bengali, means "so beautiful, beholders cannot blink." Surrounded by reclaimed wasteland at the fringe of the migrant-choked metropolis, the low-rise complex is no sooner beheld than one cannot but blink in the clouds of swirling dust.