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In Honor of the Super Bowl, the 16 Most Superb Owls of All Time
This Sunday is for the birds.
Will New 911 Location Requirements Compromise Privacy?
The FCC unanimously votes for improved indoor location for emergency calls, worrying civil liberties advocates.
Here are Amendments Padding the Keystone XL Bill
The amendments don't actually get much done, but we won't be hearing much about climate change hoaxes from the Senate anymore.
Senate Defies Obama’s Veto Threat, Votes to Approve Keystone XL
A final decision from the President could come as early as February.
Report: Possible Ebola Patient Admitted to Sacramento Hospital
The patient's age and gender are not currently know, they have not been publicly identified.
Rare, Elusive Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park
It's the first time the creature has been seen in almost 100 years.
Why Punishment Doesn't Help Psychopathic Criminals
And their brains process decisions and punishment differently.
There's New Research on TV Binges and Depression
New research shows depressed and lonely millennials are binge-watching TV.
'There Had Been a Death in the Family'
On the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, we republish Mike Pride's 1986 tribute to Christa McAuliffe.
Study: Inflammation Causes Depression in Many Cases
Between 30 and 40 percent of people with depression have increased levels of inflammation.
Court to Decide if Oklahoma Quakes are Fracking's Fault
By midway through 2014, Oklahoma had surpassed California as the most earthquake-prone state in the country.
3-D Scanning Comes to the Doctor, and the Paleontologist, and the Fashion Runway
3-D scanners are now everywhere, from doctors’ offices to clothing stores.
Video Explains How Moisturizers Work to Soothe Dry Skin
There are actually three different types of moisturizers.
Facebook Says Temporary Outages Were Not Result of Third-Party Attack
The social media network said an internal software error was the problem.
Puberty Comes Earlier and Earlier for Girls
Girls are entering puberty faster than ever, and jeopardizing their health and happiness.
Millions of Mutated Mosquitoes Could Be Set Loose in Florida
But the plan has many detractors.
Technology Puts the Oscars on Death Row
Kiss that popcorn goodbye: Audiences move from theaters to hand-helds.
Brain-Eating Amoeba in Tap Water Killed Child, Study Confirms
The amoeba is widespread but usually harmless.
Slug infestations are cropping up on sustainable no-till farms, possibly due to the overuse of neonicotinoid pesticides.
Scientists Figure Out How to Unboil an Egg
The method could save the biotech industry a lot of headache, and a lot of money.
Vice Leaps Into Virtual Reality News
Editor-In-Chief Jason Mojica discusses new film that had its debut at Sundance.
Russian Army Unveils Amphibious Bomber Drone to Start Production in 2016
Named ‘Chirok’, meaning ‘duckling’, is operational and ready for testing.
BPA Disrupts Sperm Development, Linked to Declining Male Fertility
Despite ongoing scientific proof of BPA’s harm, regulators continue to say it’s safe.
Thousands of Drivers Declined to Take Uber Survey Claiming 78% of Drivers Are Satisfied With Platform
The new survey released by the company claims the average driver wage is $19 per hour.
None of Us Are Sleeping
Sleep is crucial to our health. So why do we seem hell-bent on getting by with less and less of it?
Snowden on Cyberwar: America Is Its Own Worst Enemy
The former NSA contractor thinks the U.S. has been too focused on offensive capabilities.
Hacking Group Lizard Squad Hit With a Cyberattack on Its Own Network
The Lizard Squad hacking group got a visit from some hackers with plans of their own.
Feds Settle Over Fake Facebook Profile Used in Drug Case
An upstate New York woman reached a settlement with the government after the DEA created a fake Facebook profile of her to nab drug dealers.
Russia Successfully Tests Alternative to U.S.-Funded GPS Technology
The country has spent billions of dollars creating their own navigation system.