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A Chimpanzee's 4-Minute Drum Solo
Meet Barney the chimpanzee. He did something highly unusual.
FDA Approves Device that Helps Blind See with Tongue
Electrodes placed in users’ mouths provide them with a new way to sense their surroundings.
A History of Taylor Swift's War on Streaming Platforms
What's Taylor Swift's beef with free streaming and where did it start? A timeline.
Storing Digital Data for Eternity
Innovative storage solutions, from DNA to silica glass recordings, could ensure we never enter a digital dark age.
Welcome to the New Wave of Wearable Technology
Replace real yarn with electronic threads and, presto, your clothing acts as a touchscreen.
San Francisco Zoo Building Awesome Giant Feeding Toy for Rhinos
Up to 24 apples can fit in the toy, called the Foobler.
Low-Income Fathers More Likely to Give Gifts, Not Money
Fathers who are not required by the courts to pay child support still often provide essentials to their children.
Good to the Last Byte: Food Gets Digitized
Get ready for the computer that serves mankind…tacos.
Sixth Great Extinction Under Way, Scientists Say
Great job, humans: A study suggests extinction rates are worse than we imagined.
WikiLeaks Releases First Batch of Saudi Cables
The classified documents from Saudi Arabian institutions total half a million communications.
Human Breast Milk Isn’t Safe for Adults to Drink
While a black market for human breast milk is booming, it isn’t safe for grown-ups to drink.
Beyond Dinosaurs, What Would We Need to Create a Jurassic World?
A time-traveling Triceratops would be taking a big risk with every visit to its local salad bar.
Japanese Robot That Can 'Read' Your Emotions Sells Out in One Minute
Now on sale, the computerized companion Pepper, which can respond with its own simulations of emotion.
Gadget Lust: Father’s Day Gifts That WIll Make Even Dad Smile
A survival guide on how to get out of Day of the Dad alive.
The U.S. Government Crushed 1 Ton of Ivory in Times Square
As many as 50,000 elephants are killed each year for their tusks.
Kangaroos Are Lefties, Science Says
If you shake a kangaroo’s limb, it’s polite to offer your left hand.
Fertility Rate on the Rise in U.S.
The CDC reports a rise in the number of births for the first time in seven years, which may reflect an emerging recovery from the recession.
'Refuse to Fly': Ex-Military Members Ask Drone Operators to Disobey Orders
In a joint letter, the 45 former and retired U.S. military members call drone strikes a violation of international law.
DNA Sleuthing Reveals Elephant Poaching Hot Spots
Analysis of seized tusks helps scientists track illegal hunting to two key areas of Africa
'Threat Intelligence' is the Latest Buzz Word in Cyber Security
It allows you to play cat=and-mouse with hackers.
Jaguar Land Rover Reveals Remote-Control Smartphone App and Autonomous Cars
Jaguar Land Rover showcase their new remote-control smartphone app that allows drivers to manoeuvre their cars from outside the vehical
New York Senate Backs Wood Frog as State Amphibian
The bill is unlikely to pass in the Assembly, however.
New Drug to Eliminate the Double Chin, Sans Surgery
The maker of Botox is looking to eliminate the double chin with a new drug.
‘Dope’ Becomes First Film to Accept Bitcoin
Moviegoers will be able to purchase tickets for the film with digital currency when it opens on Friday.
Trans Fat Linked to Memory Problems
It’s well-known that partially hydrogenated oil is bad for heart health, but it can also impact mental function.
The Daily Caller Is 100 Percent Wrong on Global Cooling
Don't believe everything you see in graph form.
Q+A: Matt Damon Talks About ‘The Martian’
The actor sits down on set to explain what makes him cry in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming movie, and what Christopher Nolan had to say about the similarities to “Interstellar.”
When Drug Addicts Work in Hospitals, No One is Safe
Medical technician David Kwiatkowski shares his night-shift junkie story.
37 New Emojis, Including Taco and Cheese, Are Coming
New emoji are selected by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee.
European Space Agency Tries to Increase Commuication With Philae Probe
The probe made contact at the weekend after lying dormant since November.