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Tech & Science
You’ve Been Unplugged
Machines are becoming smart enough to reprogram—even fix—themselves.
Classic Game Boy Titles, Coming to a Smartphone Near You?
Nintendo has submitted a patent for a Gameboy Emulator, which will bring classic titles to new devices.
The Fetal Paradox
Fertility doctors want to curtail multiple births, but that’s a tough sell for women desperate to be mothers.
It's Contagious: New App 'Infects' Users With Best Posts
‘Plague’ gives everyone's posts equal footing, allowing users to determine which content should go viral.
Trial Of 15-Minute Ebola Test To Start in Guinea
The new rapid-testing technology is portable and solar-powered.
One Woman’s New Tool to Stop Gamergate Harassment on Twitter
Gamergate Autoblocker” has automatically blocked more than 9,000 Twitter users, but some say it goes too far.
A Palm Pilot Program
A laser device can read your palm and see whether you’re eating right.
The Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Gets A Name
Bridgmanite is buried deep in the planet’s lower mantle, making it nearly impossible to study.
One of World's Largest Volcanoes Erupts in Japan
So far, no injuries have been reported, though dozens of flights in the area have been canceled.
Mounting Electronic Waste Poses Major Threat to Environment, Health
With consumers buying more electronics on Black Friday, it's time we start disposing of our old ones responsibly
Scientists 3D-Print Contact Lens With Built-In LED
The advent of 3D printing means that contact lens LED displays could soon be making people's eyes light up
EU Votes to Urge Google Break Up
The European parliament voted in favour of an anti-monopoly motion aimed at breaking up Google
Opinion: We Must Defend Against Cyberattacks in Space
The hacking of the US weather satellite system is a warning that must be heeded.
Were Polish “Vampires” Cholera's First Victims?
Evidence of such “deviant burials” have been found throughout Europe.
EPA Releases Long-Awaited New Rules Limiting Ozone
Ozone is linked to asthma, heart disease, premature death, and an array of pregnancy complications
How Vultures Survive Eating Rotting, Feces-Laden Meat
A new study is the first to sequence in detail the microbiome of a bird.
Ghost Texts: Inside Uber’s Invasive Driver Recruitment
Drivers complain their contacts received Uber recruitment pitches without their approval.
New Battery Charges Your Smartphone in Just 30 Seconds
An Israeli company claims their new technology can charge phones and car batteries incredibly quickly.
With all eyes on Keystone, another tar sands pipeline is wending into the U.S., without a permit.
This City Blows
The California desert is filling up with solar and wind farms the size of cities.
Bizarre ‘Black Seadevil’ Fish Caught on Video for First Time
It may look terrifying, but it’s only a few inches long.
The Internet: It’s a Jungle Out There
Internet users are worried about privacy, hackers, private companies selling their data and government snooping, a new survey finds.
Newly Discovered Sophisticated Malware Has Been Spying on Computers for Six Years
Senior analyst warns: "We are not dealing with your average hacker"
Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station
A Russian rocket has safely delivered three crew members to the International Space Station
Italy's First Female Astronaut Takes Off for Space Station
A multi-national crew that blasted off in a Russian Soyuz rocket from Kazahkstan Sunday is headed for the ISS.
Can We Overcome Our Disgust Long Enough to Eat Bugs?
How U.S. startups are whetting our appetites for insects by manipulating the emotion of disgust.
A Virus You Can Take to Dinner
Scientists find the first indications that there may be healthy viruses living in your gut.
A Less Stupid Cupid
Online dating is a mess, but be patient: Data know better.
Q&A: When Cooking and Climate Change Intersect
African countries need to do more to prepare for the effects of climate change, says activist Wanjira Maathai.
Gecko Gloves Let Scientist Climb Sheer Glass Walls
The gecko-inspired pads stick to smooth surfaces using nanofibers