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Tech & Science
"So-Mo" Apps Take Over SXSW
New apps make finding friends easy.
Let’s Talk About Sex
That’s the only way to get U.S. HIV rates down.
Will Pinterest be Silicon Valley’s next big hit?
How pregnancy transforms the brain.
Web of Lies
How to spot a fib when dating online.
The New Science of Feelings
Is your emotional style getting you down? Research finds the neural basis of your responses to life-and how you can change them.
Spoiled Rotten Apple
The company’s hypocrisy on U.S. jobs.
Why Can't These Girls Stop Twitching?
Some 20 high-school girls are now afflicted in upstate New York. The media circus is making it worse.
New technology can read your mind.
Tripping Through Time
Why has evolution let drugs be fun?
Catch Me If You Can
The truth about ‘early detection’ for cancer.
The BlackBerry’s future lies in the hands of a new CEO.
Why Is No One Getting the Flu?
The curious case of the non-flu season.
Apple vs. Android: War Without End?
Apple’s attacks on Android have backfired. Should the company call a truce?
Websites That Went on Strike
From Cheezburger to Greenpeace, the sites that protested Congress’s anti-piracy bills on Wednesday.
Modern Morality: Time for a Reboot?
When it comes to deciding what’s right or wrong, we’re far more emotional than rational.
Google Gets Grumpy
Tech giants square off against Congress.
Buff Your Brain
Want to be smarter in work, love, and life? Scientific advances offer proven ways to enhance your gray matter.
Your Brain on Happiness
Mindfulness meditation is being rediscovered as a very modern—and medical—path to personal nirvana.
31 Ways To Get Smarter In 2012
Read stuff. Learn new languages. Master chess. Zone out. Getting a bigger brain is easier—and more fun—than you think.
In Search of the God Particle
Scientists have spent decades looking for the elusive Higgs boson. They may have just gotten one step closer to finding it.
Back To the Beginning
The possible discovery of the Higgs boson leads us one step closer to how the universe started—and where it may be headed.
Could This Be The End Of Cancer?
Scientists say vaccines could hold the key not just to a cure, but to wiping out cancer forever.
All I Want For Christmas Is A Brand-New Face
We might be cutting back on basics, but we’re pouring money into our looks. Can lip injections and butt lifts really save our souls?
The Road to a Cure
Unlike current treatments that attack both cancer cells and the immune system, vaccines rally the body's natural immune system to eliminate tumors.
Don't Be Scared, It’s Only a Robot
Scientists study human-robot interactions to make us more simpatico with our automated friends.
The $100 Billion Bet
Facebook reportedly plans to go public next year. Here's what it will mean for the major players.
Alek Wek's Hunger Diary
Africa is famished. America is fat. Sudanese-born model Alek Wek, now living in Brooklyn, knows both worlds. As told to Abigail Pesta.
Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
For years, the U.S. had the best and biggest supercomputers. Until China got in the game.
A Case of Hysterics
Is the debilitating medical condition mental, physical—or made up?
Sex Addiction and the City
Director Steve McQueen casts Manhattan as an erotic Disneyland in his latest film, ‘Shame.’
The Sex Addiction Epidemic
It wrecks marriages, destroys careers, and saps self-worth. Yet Americans are being diagnosed as sex addicts in record numbers. Inside an epidemic.
Bloomberg's Plan for World Domination
With an army of reporters and wonky information services, the media company is expanding from Wall Street to Washington, Where it hopes to control—even more.
Rent My Life!
Get a job? yeah, right. there's a much quicker way to make a buck when the economy's in the tank.
How the world’s most beautiful woman helped invent GPS, Wi-Fi, and a homing torpedo.
Is Email Making You Sick?
Dr. Andrew Weil on how to stay sane in a faster, louder world.
Stop! You Can't Afford It.
New science unveils how your brain is hard-wired when it comes to spending—and how you can reboot it.
Don't Let Chaos Get You Down
You aren’t depressed; our brains just aren’t equipped for 21st-century life.
Propofol: Michael Jackson's Killer
His doctor said it helped Michael Jackson sleep, but propofol is far more powerful.
The Tech Seer
Steve Jobs wasn’t always right, but his ability to foresee innovations was uncanny. Here are a few of his more remarkable predictions.
The Wilderness Years
The bleakest time in Jobs’s career would turn out to be his most productive.
Steve Jobs’s true genius was in design—from phones to retail, he reshaped our world with a look that was cool, clean, and friendly.
The Best of Frenemies
The relationship between Gates and Jobs was always complicated, sometimes nasty, and, in the end, surprisingly tender.
The Geniuses We'll Never Know
Talent doesn’t cut it. Greatness requires freedom to be a weirdo. By Niall Ferguson.
A Chief's Gradual Decline
Though he repeatedly asserted he was in good health, Jobs’s physical deterioration was increasingly evident.
Steve Jobs: The Godfathers of His Genius
The inspired innovators before him who made Steve Jobs’s triumphs possible.
Steve Wozniak built a motherboard. Steve Jobs built a business. The seeds of Apple’s triumph.
The Jobs Number
He changed more than the computer business. Jobs transformed every industry he touched.
The Next Tech Guru?
They say he was one of a kind. But someone has to fill Jobs's sneakers.
Thanks for the Future
How a college dropout trusted his gut, defied corporate America, and carried us into tomorrow.
World on Wi-Fire
Feel the chaos? Technology is feeding mind-boggling volatility everywhere.
You Got Your Sperm Where?
Meet a 'donorsexual' on the web—and he'll service you anywhere. Plus, key moments in insemination history. By Tony Dokoupil.
Steve Jobs: American Genius
What will Apple do without its willful inspiration at the helm?
Silicon Valley's Rental Boom
Tech’s latest fad is a quick fix for cash-strapped consumers.
Texting Makes U Stupid
The U.S. is producing civilizational illiterates. How will they compete against America’s global rivals?
Steve Jobs’s dazzling inventions have forever changed us.