Tech & Science
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Tech & Science
Teens Getting High a Little Less Often; No One Knows Why
P.S. marijuana is still cool, though
Islamic State Bans Math in Classrooms
The terrorist group announced its new curriculum on fliers posted in cities in Iraq and Syria
iPhone Comes Out of a 'Bygone Era' as Reviewers Hail Bigger Handset
Apple’s new smartphone receives rave reviews across the board
Dr. Strangelove Goes to the Moon
Recently declassified top-secret documents reveal the many bizarre—and occasionally scary—schemes behind the frantic scramble to win the space race
Gay Conversion Therapy Lives On in China
When Xiao Jun thought of his boyfriend, he was zapped with electricity. Now he’s suing.
Boeing and SpaceX Will Fly Astronauts to the International Space Station
NASA’s announcement ends months of speculation.
The Weirdest Stress Reducer Ever (That Totally Works)
It’s simple: Put your thumb in your mouth and blow on it.
The Meteor That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Changed Earth’s Plant Life, Too
Whole forests went extinct and the type of plant that flourished was never the same after the meteor strike
FBI Announces Its Facial Recognition System Is Ready to Go
Civil liberties groups worry about privacy and false identifications
First 'Blood Test for Depression' Holds Promise of Objective Diagnosis
The test could also indicate the best way to treat the clinically depressed.
Rare Chinese Sturgeon Not Reproducing, Close to Extinction
The ancient fish wouldn't be the first large animal to go extinct in China’s Yangtze River.
Shocking News: Young People Smoke Weed When They’re Feeling Down
Science finally shows that “self-medicating” with weed is a thing.
Teen From India Turns Breath Into Speech
A Google Science Fair submission offers a new way for people with developmental disabilities to communicate
Microsoft Buying Minecraft Maker for $2.5 Billion, Lead Developer Quitting
The game's creator announced he would not make the transition to Microsoft
A Real-Life Invisibility Cloak Built Out of Nanoscale Metamaterials
Scientists have figured out a way to use nanoparticles to bend light around objects, rendering them invisible
Apple Declares Record Pre-Orders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Apple said it received four million first-day pre-orders, meaning many customers will face delays in the delivery of their new phones
Key Whistleblowers Lambast New Zealand Prime Minister at ‘Moment of Truth’ Event in Auckland
The event, organised by Kim Dotcom, featured Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald discussing mass surveillance
Cyber Moths With Backpacks Set to Fly Into Disaster Zones
In a game of catch up with the natural world, half-insect, half-machine drones are big news in computer engineering
Yahoo Fought the NSA's PRISM Program in Court
The U.S. Government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 a day fine for not complying with the NSA's PRISM program.
iPhone 6 Pre-Order Day Riddled With Glitches
Customers trying to buy latest Apple smartphones crash websites
Review: U2's Limp, Disappointing 'Songs of Innocence'
“Songs of Innocence” is the sound of a band fumbling to play catch up.
Kick Your Smoking Habit With...Magic Mushrooms?
Participants at Johns Hopkins reported an 80 percent abstinence from cigarettes following the psilocybin study
Behold, the World's First Semiaquatic Dinosaur
The Spinosaur was 9 feet longer than a T-rex, and the largest predatory dinosaur on the planet.
How Someone Can Track You With a Photograph You Took
The metadata in your photographs includes a lot on information you may not realize you're sharing
By Tinkering With Neurotransmitter, Scientists 'Remote-Control' Rats
The researchers were able to instantaneously change lab rat’s decision-making.
On Internet Slowdown Day, Are Websites Conceding That Net Neutrality is Dead?
In comparison to the "internet blackout" of 2012, participation in today's online protest was lacking
Weed-Smoking Teens 60 Percent Less Likely to Finish High School, Study Says
Long-running studies correlate suicide attempts and educational obstacles with marijuana use among teenagers
The Link Between Sunshine and Suicide
Researchers have found a link between sunshine and suicide that's not season-dependent, according to a new study.
How is Net Neutrality Working for the Countries That Have It?
And what lesson can they teach the U.S.?