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Newsweek Names a Mars Crater
"Buy land," is a common maxim, so we decided to look to Mars
Creationist Ken Ham Raised Enough Money After Bill Nye Debate to Build Noah's Ark
Ham’s claim to fame is the Creation Museum in Kentucky, which features dioramas of dinosaurs and humans coexisting
Study Offers a Clue in Autism’s Gender Divide
A study of mutations in boys and girls with autism points to female resilience — and male susceptibility
Buy Big or Go Home
With its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, Facebook is trying to avoid going Microsoft
NASA Finds Hundreds More Planets
Several fall in the distance from their stars that might support life
And How Many WhatsApps Does That Cost?
An aircraft carrier, vaccines for every child, a colony on Mars — those are some of the things Facebook could have bought instead of the messaging service
As Bee Populations Vanish, USDA Tries to Keep Them Fed
A new initiative tries to give bee colonies the food they need in a sea of corn, soybean and cotton
Wikipedia Is Edited by Bots. That’s a Good Thing.
Bots and anti-bot bots make the edits humans don't want to and keep the site clean
A Desperate Cry for Attention-Deficit
A new book claiming that ADHD is a myth is getting a lot of press, and a lot of scorn
You’re Absorbing BPA From Your Receipts, Study Shows
The thin coating of powder on your store receipts is a chemical with a troubled history
Let Our Glass-Wearers Drive, Says Google
In Illinois, Delaware, and Missouri, Google is lobbying to stop laws that would prevent people from driving while wearing Google Glass
Bitcoin Exchange Goes Dark After Massive Theft Report
“This could be the end of Bitcoin, at least for most of the public,” a leaked document says
A Modern Medical Whodunnit
Five children in California have been paralyzed by a mystery virus – and scientists are still in the dark
Man Behind 'Goldman Sachs Elevator' Never Worked There
“We are pleased to report that the official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted effective immediately,” the company said
Your Best Times Are Behind You (Probably)
When retirees were asked to recount their life stories, the vast majority of the narratives described memories from when they were 25 or younger
Which Bitcoin Alternative Are You?
Kimcoin, a crypto-currency based around Kim Kardashian, hopes to follow the dog-themed Dogecoin to success
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
The Cyborg Olympic Games
Modern athletes are already enhanced. What if we took it further?
Gadget Lust: Mightier Than the Swordfish
For when you're ready to upgrade that free thermometer you got with a turkey at Safeway
Is a Privacy-Focused Smartphone an Oxymoron?
It remains to be seen if privacy tools can yield the same profits as collecting user data
Killing to Stay Alive
What will happen if scientists are forced to stop experimenting on mice and other animals?
Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
Google wants to bring free Wi-Fi to Africa, which makes disadvantaged people in Kansas City wonder, So how come we have to pay?
For $16 Billion, Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp
Paying $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock, Facebook will become the new owner of WhatsApp, the popular messaging app
How to Use Google Glass Without Being a 'Glasshole'
The company made a wearables-etiquette declaration following widespread backlash
I [Heart] Robot
The emotional bond between soldiers and the machines they serve with is getting complicated
Video: Navy Rolls Out Laser Cannon; Rail Gun Coming Soon
The weapons of the future are nearly here for the U.S. Navy
Video: Internet Users Share Links Without Reading Them, Study Shows
The most-shared links on Facebook and Twitter may not be the most-read
Second Giraffe Could Be Killed by Danish Zoo
The first giraffe was shot, cut up in front of children, and fed to lions
Facebook Expands Gender Options
The social network has inched away from the gender binary
Last Call for Bad Calls
Computers are just about ready to take over the judging and scoring for all sporting events