Tech & Science
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Tech & Science
The Egg-Free Egg
World-class chefs work to make the first eggless egg that you can fry.
Obama: Keystone XL Has No ‘Nominal Benefit’ for U.S.
President's former press secretary hints that Obama may veto the pipeline.
After Sony: How to Help Prevent Cyberattacks
Hackers use the anonymous tool Tor to hide their tracks.
Why It Took So Long to Spot the NYPD Shooter's Threats on Instagram
Ismaaiyl Brinsley gave a warning on the picture-sharing platform prior to his crime.
You Can Now Convert Your MP3s to Vinyl Records
2014 was a landmark year for vinyl record sales, and a crop of entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize by helping consumers retrofit their record collections.
You Look Stupid Taking a Photo With Your iPad, But It’s OK
Real cameras win in quality, but smartphones + external lenses may make sense for some.
The Year in Video Games (and the Best of 2014)
A year-end review of video games
Pixelated Prostitution: Feminist Sex Work Debate Bleeds Into Video Games
Virtual prostitutes get a bad rap. But critics should be careful.
Freezing People After Heart Attacks Could Save Lives
Doctors are harnessing profound hypothermia (pushing body temperatures to as low as 50 degrees) to save lives.
BlackBerry, Boeing Pair Up On Self-Destructing Phone
The Boeing Black phone is aimed at government agencies and others that need to keep communications and data secure.
For $199, This Cup Tells You What It’s Holding
Vessyl’s smart cup uses a technology that allows the glass to “read” the liquid poured into it.
Over Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Is Unfounded: Study
You should probably get your medical advice elsewhere.
NHL Announces Plan to Go Carbon Neutral, Audit Energy Efficiency
The league wants to put global warming on ice.
How Celebrities Fared the Great Instagram Purge
This week, Instagram eliminated thousands of spam accounts, sending follower counts plummeting.
Children's Movies Are Rife With Murder, Says Science
Films aimed at kids are more violent than films for older audiences.
Top Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta Tops Science Magazine’s List
Which discoveries changed the game in 2014?
Make Way for Virtual Driver’s Licenses
Iowa’s idea for digitized licenses has raised a slew of privacy questions.
Sony Hack a 'National Security Matter,' WH Officials
Yesterday, U.S. officials determined the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the hack on Sony’s systems.
Songbirds Avoid Storms by Hearing Them, Hundreds of Miles Away
The low-frequency sound of intense storms can alert birds that they need to leave, post-haste.
Vitamin-fortified curry powder and soy sauce could alleviate malnutrition across the globe.
Double Amputee is First Man to Control Two Robotic Arms With His Mind
Les Baugh, who lost his arms 40 years ago, has now moved several objects using his brain
Link Between Autism and Air Pollution Late in Pregnancy
Women exposed to air pollution late in pregnancy are up to twice as likely to have children with autism.
Mars One CEO: ‘If There’s a Terrible Accident, We Won’t Show It Live on TV’
Mars One wants to send volunteers on a one-way trip to the red planet, and make a TV show out of it
How to Defuse the Population Bomb
The Earth’s too crowded, so better family planning may be humanity’s last hope to save us from ourselves.
A Remote Control for Your Whole Life
A knob-shaped universal remote wants to simplify your device-filled world.
Defense Department Tests Bullet That Changes Direction After Being Shot
The Defense Department’s research arm says the need for new weaponry is “critical.”
Video: Researcher Shocked by Discovery of Rare Shark
A deep sea camera caught a rare glimpse of the shark in Russia's Franz Josef Land, Northeast of Norway.
Study Finds That Time Does Not Mend a Broken Heart
Medics at the University of Abderdeen found that the heart does not heal itself as quickly as previously thought
The Undergrad Railroad
A radical new way to get a better college education blows up the classroom.
New App Lets You Click Your Way Out of a Bad Date
Dorothy lets users discreetly signal for a rescue when the evening goes south.