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Is HTC’s One M9 Smartphone Worth It?
Critics are divided over the brand-new Android phone.
Getting High on Salvia, for Science
Scientists conducted the first-ever large study on the drug Salvia divinorum.
Exposing the Doubt-Mongers Trying to Convince You Climate Change Isn’t Real
The documentary "Merchants of Doubt" looks at folks who claimed cigarettes were safe and are now focused on climate change.
Quora Question: What Happens When There's an Ammonia Leak on the ISS?
Robert Frost, instructor/engineer in the Flight Operations Directorate, talks about how astronauts would deal with a leak.
Facebook Wants to Use Its Interface to Stop Suicide
The social network is introducing tools so users can help people who seem at risk.
Where the U.S. Government Keeps Confiscated Animal Parts
The black market wildlife trade is growing—as is the stock at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
China Seeks Government Access to All Communications
Counterterrorism legislation could increase tensions with Silicon Valley and the U.S.
Head Transplants 'Could Replace Gender Reassignment Surgery' for Gender Dysphoria
‘Ethical quagmire’ arises from controversial procedure and neuroscientists are doubtful about the possibility of spinal cord fusion.
How Effective Are Football Helmet Add-Ons?
New research claims that popular brands are ineffective in protecting against concussions, but skeptics disagree.
Buzzed Recall: Bumblebees Can Have False Memories Too
It’s the first time this phenomenon has been shown in a non-human animal.
Yes, Net Neutrality Passed...But It Might Not Happen
Now that celebration is winding down, get ready for challenge after challenge to the new rules.
Verizon Releases Typewriter Memo Dated 1934 to Dispute Net Neutrality Vote
"- --- -.. .- -.-- .----. ... -.. . -.-. .. ... .. --- -. -... -.-- - .... . ..-. -.-. -.-. - --- . -.," reads Verizon's second press release of the day, in Morse code.
Robots Will Soon Be Making You A Custom-Fitted Sweater
“We could take our pattern, put it onto your avatar, adjust the program so it’s a perfect fit and print it out.”
Video: Drones Peer Into Active Volcano
Filmmaker Sam Cossman used drones to collect footage to generate a 3-D map of a volcano.
Net Neutrality: FCC Passes New Rules for Internet
New rules lauded as “the strongest open-Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC.”
Amazonian Bird Mimics Poisonous Caterpillar
The young orange birds look nothing like the dull gray adults.
Fukushima Has Been Leaking Radioactive Water
The plant operator admitted that it failed to report the leak for 10 months.
Biological Babies For Same-Sex Parents a Possibility After Stem Cell Breakthrough
Stem cells from people of the same gender can be used to create human egg and sperm cells.
How Patents Kill Innovation and Hold Tech Companies Back
At this point, the technology industry might be better off without any patents.
Twitter Shuts Down Boko Haram Account
Group attempt to undermine Nigerian government with tweets of successes in northeastern regions.
Waffle House Angling to Replace the Post Office
A new partnership with a delivery app is turning the 24-hour eatery into a meet-up point for package delivery.
FBI Issues $3 million Bounty for Russian Hacker
The cyber criminal is thought to be responsible for racketeering malware which infected a million computers.
Canadian Commuters Could Skate to Work on Seven-Mile ‘Freezeway’
An architecture student's vision could see Canadians commuting to work on their ice-skates.
Hillary Clinton Says Professional Women Face 1950’s-Like Economy in Silicon Valley Address
The former Secretary of State made a much-anticipated speech at a conference for women in Santa Clara.
Water Fluoridation May Increase Risk of Underactive Thyroid Disorder
The study raises questions about the safety of water fluoridation.
Hacking and Hewing on ‘CSI: Cyber’
“From a fax to a computer...to signals sent over towers, the [criminal] possibilities are endless.”
National Security Agency Director Dodges Cybersecurity Questions
Adm. Michael Rogers gave vague answers to technology experts about agency activity.
Cannabis More Than 100 Times Safer Than Alcohol, Study Finds
The report has found that people are far more likely to overdose from alcohol than from smoking cannabis.
A Really Cold War Is Playing Out in the Arctic
Nobody knows what Russia is up to in the Arctic. But with long memories of the Nazi occupation, Norway is preparing for the worst.
To Prevent Peanut Allergy Risk, Feed Infants Peanuts Early On, Says Study
It’s time to re-think how we treat peanut allergies in children.