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Playing With Spiders
Researchers have produced 20 medications using a new scientific technique
Cashing In on Kindness
Research says you can be compassionate at work and boost the bottom line
Gadget Lust: Nespress Yourself
Can this coffee machine save your marriage?
Worm Now Thrives in GMO Corn Designed to Kill It, Study Says
Scientists have confirmed that corn-destroying rootworms have evolved to be resistant to the Bt corn engineered to kill them
Building the Better Lab Rat
Cutting back on animal testing isn’t just good ethics, it’s good science
Andrei Linde, Professor Who Predicted Big Bang Results, Gets Choked Up When He Learns He Was Right
“If this is true, this is a moment of understanding of nature that it just overwhelms,” Linde says, his voice choked with emotion
Newsweek Statement on Dorian Nakamoto
Newsweek has not received any statement or letter from either Mr. Nakamoto or his legal counsel. If and when we do, we will respond as necessary.
Shine On, Tiny Little Star
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are getting closer to the dream of nuclear fusion
The Geography of Autism
A new study hints at why autism clusters, but experts caution seeking an easy solution
Facebook's Zuckerberg Called Obama to 'Express Frustration' Over NSA Spy Programs
The billionaire founder admonished the U.S. for the “damage the government is creating for all of our future”
Newsweek Rewind: Our First Article About the Web, Which Just Turned 25
On March 12, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an "information management" system that became the Internet. We wrote about it in 1994.
The Cure Could Kill You
As poorly regulated labs race to find the next antidote, bio-error may be more likely to cause an epidemic than bio-terror
777 Mystery Sharpens Hunt for Black-Box Alternatives
Most planes send archaic transmissions that may be inaudible even to modern military search crews.
Hacking Your DNA
The next Edward Snowden may be a geneticist on a personal mission to protect the public from new violations of privacy
Don’t Come in From the Cold
The U.S. health-care system can’t figure out a fix for the common cold—and doesn’t really want to
Stuck on You… and You
Just one square inch of gecko-inspired adhesive can support 20 pounds, which is like sticking a car tire to a wall with a postage stamp.
The Stream Is Over
Despite the billions in surcharges to pay for it, the telecom giants have decided they don’t want to bring broadband to the entire nation
50-Cent Origami Microscope Could Help Fight Malaria
The 'Foldscope' is aimed to help fight malaria and other diseases in economically developing countries.
Vine Won’t Say If It Banned Porn Because of Hot Pocket Incident
Vine's days of providing looping, six-second snippets of filth is over
Crimean Tourism Falls Off a Cliff
Several European countries and the United States have warned their citizens not to visit the Black Sea beaches and vineyards any time soon
Newsweek's Statement on the Bitcoin Story
Newsweek stands strongly behind Ms. Goodman and her article.
Malaria Cases Could Rise with Temperatures, Study Says
In at least two countries, higher elevations had more cases in warm years
Fake Goldman Sachs Elevator Tweeter Loses His Book Deal
John LeFevre, the man behind the popular @GSElevator Twitter handle, never worked at the company
Police Investigate 'Apparent Suicide' of Bitcoin Exchange Firm CEO
An acquaintance said Autumn Ratke was suffering from professional and personal factors unrelated to the currency's recent troubles
Journalist Behind Bitcoin Story Speaks Out
Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman discusses her story on the founder of Bitcoin
Video Surfaces of Microsoft's Version of Apple's Siri, Cortana Assistant
Just a day after new screenshots of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant leaked, a video of the setup process has been published on YouTube.
The Face Behind Bitcoin
The reclusive inventor of the troubled virtual currency has been hiding in plain sight
My Genes Did It!
Advances in genetic sciences are changing the way the law and society understand behavior
The best technology firms have a grand goal; the rest just look silly as they stumble along
Tracking Those Who Can’t Keep Track of Themselves
The government will pay for devices to keep tabs on the autistic if you don’t mind the intrusion