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China orders children to visit their aging parents

China has put into effect a law requiring grown children to visit their parents, though enforcement seems questionable.<p>BEIJING — China has for centuries prided itself on tight-knit families bound by filial piety, a Confucian concept that requires children to respect and take care of their parents …

Citing DOMA, Judge Gives Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban a Trial

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Michigan's voter-approved gay marriage ban will face a trial after a federal judge declined a motion …

Microbes to be 'last survivors' on future Earth

<b>The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.</b><p>Researchers used a computer model to assess our planet's fate billions of years from now.<p>They found that as the Sun becomes hotter and brighter, only microbes would be able cope with the …

Vatican confirms Catholic priest was killed in Syria

<b>A Syrian Roman Catholic priest was killed in northern Syria last month, the Vatican has confirmed.</b><p>A statement said the circumstances of Father Francois Murad's death were "not fully understood", but that it happened on 23 June in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land in Ghassaniya.<p>The …

Mysterious Pair Buried With Flowers—Oldest Example Yet

Aromatic sage and mint lined graves found on Israel's Mount Carmel.<p><b>Imprints of stems and blossoms stamped into the dirt of ancient graves are the oldest definitive proof of flowers decorating graves—a common practice around the world today—a new study says.</b>

Tests verify quantum effects in processor - Futurity

USC (US) — Researchers have verified that quantum effects are indeed at play in the …

Taste Receptors Found In Mouse Testicles. Tasticles?

Organoleptic receptors where you least expected them.<p>Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center made a startling discovery while investigating the sense of taste in mice: not only do mice have taste receptors on their testicles, but any attempt to remove these taste receptors results in …

The Walking Dead: 400 Days release date announced

Last month, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Telltale Games confirmed its plans to release The Walking Dead: 400 Days, a bridging episode between the first and second seasons of its hit episodic adventure game.<p>Today, the company confirmed that the additional chapter will launch on selected …