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Making Hypoallergenic Peanuts
Ultraviolet light could be the cure for peanut allergies
FBI's Comey Calls for Making Impenetrable Devices Unlawful
His speech was punctuated with “I don’t know” and “I haven’t thought about it.”
Apple Unveils New iPads and Software Rollouts
A downplayed product announcement event brought significant updates.
New Therapy Leads to Lasting Remission in Leukemia Patients
In the technique, doctors alter a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer.
Facebook Launches Safety Check Feature for Natural Disasters
“Mom, I’m fine!” A new feature allows users in the vicinity of natural disasters to ease the fears of friends and family.
Iceland Is Experiencing Its Biggest Continuous Volcanic Eruption in Centuries
The volcano is spewing lava as high as the Statue of Liberty, and flowing fast enough to cover the equivalent of a soccer pitch every eight minutes.
Man Is Treated in First Case of Google Glass Addiction
The patient spent 18 hours a day wearing the glasses, removing them only to sleep and bathe.
HBO to Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service by 2015
A cable subscription will no longer be needed to view HBO’s content
Alzheimer’s in a Petri Dish Could Revolutionize Research
Lab-grown Alzheimer’s neurons prove a decades-old theory and make testing drugs faster and cheaper
Google Starts Free Trial of Video Chats With Medical Professionals
“Virtual” and “affordable” may be the future of health care
Scientists Discuss Merits of Psychedelics In Medicine
Scientists and scholars discussed experiments with psychedelics drugs to treat anxiety, depression, addiction and other issues at a recent conference in New York City.
New Battery Charges 70 Percent in Two Minutes, Lasts 20 years
Researchers develop a battery that can change the charging game
Assange to Bring Wikileaks-Branded Clothing to India
The organization hopes merchandize will help subsidize its work.
U.S. Military: Climate Change Could Foster Terrorism
Climate change, the Pentagon writes, requires immediate action on the part of the U.S. Military
The Instant Ebola Treatment Unit
Designing a portable hospital ward and quarantine center that can be packed in a shipping container
Quora Question: How Does NASA Manage Odor Inside International Space Station (ISS)?
"I have definite personal knowledge of the odors existing inside her anodized aluminum hull," retired Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson writes
'The Snappening' Hack May Leak Up to 200,000 Sensitive Snapchat Photos
A third-party service is rumored to have breached Snapchat accounts, and could lead to a massive photo leak on October 12
Dr. Mulu Muleta And The Afterbirth Miracle
A surgeon who grew up barefoot is changing women’s lives
Forget Those Painful Memories With a Memory-Zapper?
Scientists successfully erased memories in mice’s brains by stimulating the cerebral cortex and hippocampus with light
Tim Cook Can’t Succeed Running Steve Jobs’s Company
For Apple to continue to dominate, it needs to forget about its visionary founder.
Craft Beer Brewers Team Up to Improve Water Standards
Good beer and clean water go hand-in-hand, a group of beer makers argue
Why Environmentalists Want Us to All Eat Bugs
Insects are surprisingly nutritious and environmentally-friendly to raise. Plus, most of the world already loves them.
There Are Now More Mobile Connections Than People in the World
SIM cards are multiplying five times faster than people.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Tested in Sweden
A Swedish man has been operating a prosthetic arm using neural control for more than a year, says it feels like his old arm
Healthy Food Is Growing More Expensive than Unhealthy Food: Study
The finding comes amid intensified public discussion of increased obesity rates.
Alleged Leak of iPad Air 2 Shows Device as Thin as iPhone 6
Before Apple’s unveiling, a Vietnamese blog claims to have pictures of the next-generation iPad
Photos: Total Eclipse Makes a "Blood Moon"
The second and final total eclipse of the year turns the moon blood red
How the Blue LED Changed the World, and Won a Nobel Prize
From lighting your television screen to sterilizing polluted water, how the new Nobel laureates’ inventions can change the world
Drone Delivery for Amazon and Google Slowed by Headwinds
German company cancels second delivery drone mission due to inclement weather.
The Tech Industry Wants to Show You Its Humanity
The tech world gathers to discuss society’s ills and how many clicks it will take to cure them.