IBM tops in patents for 16th successive year

For the 16th year in a row, IBM retains the top position in terms of US patents - with 4,186 patents in 2008, the computing giant beat out its closet rival, Samsung, by 671 patents. The number of patents awarded to IBM was almost two times that awarded to Microsoft and Intel, and thrice as many as HP.

Government announces decision on gray wolf protection

Government announces decision on gray wolf protectionGoing by a plan announced by the B

Maine lawmaker’s proposition for marriage between same-sex couples

Senator Dennis Damon introduced a bill on Tuesday, rewriting the marriage law in Maine - that currently defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman - defining it as a union between two people.

Vicks VapoRub may Increase Breathing Problems in Infants

Vicks VapoRub may Increase Breathing Problems in InfantsAccording to a new study the popularly used Vicks VapoRub rather than helping could cause airway inflammation that can restrict breathing in infants and toddlers.

Stanford’s new $100 million energy research and teaching institute

The latest move by the Stanford University in the direction of its green technology efforts is its creation of a new $100 million energy institute on the campus. The extravagant endeavor aims at investigating alternative and sustainable sources of energy, with the help of new faculty and increased number of graduate students on board.