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Tech & Science
Twitter Opens Up Its Direct Messaging Feature
Now anyone can slide into your DMs—unless you opt out.
Email Debt Forgiveness Day Is the Holiday We Need
Those emails you forgot to respond to months ago? There’s a holiday for that.
Would You Live in a Google City?
CEO Larry Page is planning to build ideal urban communities with their own social rules.
What the BP Oil Disaster Tells Us About Arctic Drilling: Keep Out!
The risk of another oil spill in Alaska is too high for BP to resume exploration.
Researcher Discovers How to Recycle Nuclear Fuel With Radioactive Element
Making nuclear fuel safer and more efficient by revisiting a Cold War–era discovery.
Activist to Swim Brooklyn's Toxic Gowanus Canal on Earth Day
Drinking the bacteria-laden water could give you dysentery or gonorrhea, but to each his own.
For a Good Night’s Sleep, Embrace the Dark Side
Getting your daily body rhythms right, through light and dark, leads to a healthier life.
Twitter Could Predict Emergency Room Rush Hours
Researchers say Twitter data can predict surges in emergency room visits for chronic illnesses with 70 percent accuracy.
Building a Better Mosquito
The new insect would be introduced in the wild to supplant disease carriers with a harmless imposter.
Think Fast: Smartwatch Slices Thought Into Eight-Second Bursts
Smartwatches and other innovations are slicing thought down into short bursts. Get used to it.
Layoffs and Shakeups at Jay Z's Tidal
A new CEO is in at the mogul's burgeoning streaming site
A New Documentary Probes the Vast Human Experiment of Unregulated Chemicals
We are all guinea pigs, according to a new film.
Report's Bold Claim: Hackers Could Potentially Take Over a Plane
A new report warns that hundreds of commercial planes are vulnerable to hackers.
Beer Made From Sewage Water? In Oregon, That Might Soon Be a Reality
Welcome to the cutting edge of water recycling.
'Guitar Hero Live' Set to Revive Beloved Music Video Game Franchise
Guitar Hero Live drops in fall 2015.
Killer Pharmacy: Inside a Medical Mass Murder Case
How a seemingly innocuous pharmacy was making millions of dollars by cutting corners, fabricating records and ignoring laws designed to keep contaminated drugs off the market.
California's Farms Would Only Need to Cut Water by 6.6 Percent to Match Urban Restrictions
California may need to ration water for farmers, too
Video: Study Finally Shows Why Joints Crack
It’s not bubbles popping in your joint fluid.
Hospitals Are Abandoning Downtown to Tend to the Rich
A relocation away from a city center by a hospital in Illinois is echoed across the nation.
European Union Antitrust Authorities Take Aim at Google
The EU has accused Google of cheating consumers and competitors by distorting Web search results to favor its own shopping service, after an investigation that could change the rules for business online.
Latest SpaceX Landing ‘Too Hard for Survival’
The company tried again to land a rocket on a barge floating in the ocean.
Baby Warmer Inspired by NASA Hopes for U.S. Launch
It works in India. Now American parents will be able to get it too.
Watch a Chimpanzee Take Out a Drone
Next time, the drone pilots will probably try to keep their distance from these animals.
Muscle-Building Supplements ‘Increase Risk of Testicular Cancer’
Scientists found a positive correlation between taking supplements and the risk of getting testicular cancer.
Feeding the ISIS Monster
The media may be inadvertently helping the Islamic State recruit new supporters
First Lawsuit Filed Promptly Against Net Neutrality Rules
The legal battle between Internet service providers and the FCC over net neutrality has begun.
Apps Against ISIS: Incubator Sees Power in Social Media
A startup incubator is helping entrepreneurs to carve out a safe online space for young Muslims.
Apple Sells Nearly A Million Watches in First 24 Hours
Pre-orders of the Sport version of the Apple Watch are most popular so far.
Firefighting Drones Could Save Costa Rican Tropical Forests
Firefighters that protect the national park lands of Costa Rica have invested in drone technology to help survive this year’s fire season.
Parking Space: The Final Frontier in Sharing Economy?
An app aims to let people rent out or exchange their unused parking spots.