Apple Launches Lion, And It Roars

Today, Apple hopes to continue that roaring pace by trotting out OS X Lion, the eighth major release (in 10 years) of the Mac's OS X operating system. Lion is the successor to Snow Leopard and before that, Leopard. Apple has long named versions of OS X after big cats. This latest feline is a beautiful finger-friendly operating system that is, pardon the pun, truly worth lionizing.


Counting Calories? Don't Be Too Quick To Trust Restaurants' Tallies

Are chain restaurants lying to their customers about calorie counts? Most restaurants post calorie counts on their menus and some states even require it. But a new study suggests that nearly one in five of these counts are wrong.


Shuttle Atlantis Heads Home For Farewell

The orbiter and its crew of four are scheduled to hit the runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida just before sunrise on Thursday.

At "wheel-stop", the ship will complete its 13-day mission to the space station; but more significantly, it will close the book on Nasa's 30-year shuttle programme.


Prolonged Heat Wave Heads East, Blamed For 22 Deaths

At least 22 deaths have been blamed thus far on the heat wave that for weeks has been taking its toll on the central United States and on Wednesday was expanding eastward, according to the National Weather Service.


This Day In History: Armstrong Walks On Moon

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.