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Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger estimates. Their results are published as early view in the journal ...

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Trump Got Nearly $1 Million in Energy-Efficiency Subsidies in 2012

By HIROKO TABUCHI March 3, 2017 The Trump White House has wasted no time in targeting pro-climate policies, freezing energy-efficiency standards finalized during the last days of the Obama administration. Its “America First Energy Plan” makes no mention of renewable energy or energy efficiency, and it is focused on fossil fuels. But ...

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Verizon Will Pay $350 Million Less for Yahoo

By VINDU GOEL February 21, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with unknown costs related to two huge data breaches, Yahoo and Verizon Communications announced Tuesday that they had agreed to shave $ 350 million from the price that Verizon would pay to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses. The two companies said they ...

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Netflix Profit Rises 56 Percent to $67 Million

A year ago, Netflix boldly declared that it planned to conquer the global market for streaming television, adding more than 130 countries to its service map. It also promised to start delivering material profits in 2017 after operating at break-even profitability for several quarters. On Wednesday, the company released business ...

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network. In a statement, Yahoo said user information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, ...

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