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Four New Toothed Frogs Found in West Africa
The new species are likely endangered.
Hawking, Musk, Wozniak: Ban Artificially Intelligent, Autonomous Weapons in War
More than 1,000 artificial intelligence experts signed an open letter calling for the ban of fully autonomous weapons.
Is Fetal Tissue Essential to Science?
The Planned Parenthood controversy calls into question the necessity of this area of research.
The $100 Million Alien Listening Project May Be a Huge Waste of Time
If intelligent life is common in the galaxy, where is everybody? Why haven’t we heard from them?
You’re Probably Going to Be Poor
A study conducted by sociologists from Washington University and Cornell found that about 60 percent of Americans will experience rough times.
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars to Fix Hackable Software
Fiat Chrysler says it is voluntarily recalling about 1.4 million vehicles.
Competitive Gamers to Start Getting Drug Tested
The Electronic Sports League announced that it would start drug testing players at an August gaming tournament.
Armadillos Blamed for Leprosy Cases in Florida
State health officials say people need to stay away from these scaly beasts.
U.S. Triumphs Over Iran—in Robot Football World Cup
British team crashes out in second round of tournament, held in China
Two Hours of Social Media a Day Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Teens
Study finds that teenagers using social media excessively are more likely to report poor mental health.
FBI Director Comey: ISIS Now Bigger Threat Than Al-Qaeda
Comey credited the group’s success to its sophisticated social media campaign.
New Discovery in the Hunt for Earth-Like Planets
NASA announces the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star.
A Sobering Look at Steve Jobs’s Legacy
Alex Gibney’s latest documentary, "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," provides an often missing critique of the genius entrepreneur.
New Drug Shows Promise for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s
Solanezumab is the first drug identified for slowing the progression rather than merely treating symptoms of the disease.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Lifelong Challenges
The chances of surviving childhood cancer are rising, but so are the long-term effects of toxic treatments.
Top Cancer Doctors 2015
'Newsweek,' in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is proud to present the list of the 'Top Cancer Doctors 2015' for the United States.
The High Cost of Cancer Care: Your Money or Your Life?
New cancer drugs can extend life for days, months, even years. But they can also push you and your family into bankruptcy.
Shell Secures Final U.S. Arctic Drilling Permit, With Conditions
The permits were approved despite officials earlier concluding that long-term drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea would come with a 75 percent chance of a major spill.
Scammers Try to Take Advantage of Government Hack Victims
Federal Trade Commission warns that scammers are targeting government employees affected by the OPM hack.
De Blasio Caves on NYC Legislation That Would Have Capped Uber's Growth
The legislation would have limited Uber's growth in New York City.
Hackers Remotely Take Over Car Travelling At 70 MPH
A cybersecurity expert says vehicle hacks could cause fatal accidents or lead to stolen personal data.
Night Shifts Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
Study on mice finds that an irregular sleep pattern speeds up tumor growth.
U.S. Backpedals on Blaming China for Massive Government Hack
Anonymous senior administration officials tell The Washington Post that formally blaming China is not worth revealing its own cyberespionage capabilities.
Marijuana Is a Wonder Drug When It Comes to the Horrors of Chemo
“I would get blasted on the stuff and be happy as a clam, no problems,” said former cancer patient Jeff Moroso.
Don’t Get Cancer if You’re in Prison
If you do, chances are the correctional health care system will hem and haw until it’s too late.
‘Dad Bod’ Backed by Science
Men tend to pack on a few extra pounds when a child enters the picture.
Saliva Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s Disease
A researcher has developed a potentially effective way to diagnose a patient that could be less costly and invasive than current screening methods.
Your Car Can Be Hacked, and Two Senators Want to Stop It
A reporter had his car totally disabled by remote hacking.
The Whole Earth: NASA Releases Its First Unstitched Image Since 1972
Soon we’ll get regular installments of images that capture the sunlit side of the planet.
Teen Born HIV Positive in Remission Without Drugs
According to French doctors, the girl was born HIV positive in 1996 but now has untraceable amounts of the virus in her system.