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Why Potassium Explodes Upon Hitting Water
When high-speed video and chemistry combine, sparks fly.
Space, the Final Startup
Recent advances are about to put entrepreneurs into orbit.
The Uber Workcation
In an attempt to make New Year’s Eve less hellish, Uber sends employees on working vacation.
Craigslist Hookup Pages Linked to 16% Rise in HIV Cases
The study was conducted over a decade and concluded that the site’s personal ads led to an increase in the disease.
The West's Forest Fire Problem Costs More Every Year
The West has a billion-dollar problem.
Bring On the Killer Robots
Should battlefield bots be banned? Or would they minimize the horrors of war?
Virtual Reality Training for Sexual Harassment?
One study shows that simulated scenarios with male avatars help teenage girls learn assertive resistance skills.
Using Smell to Solve Crime
Could body odor lineups solve violent crimes?
Ahoy, the Pirate Bay Has Returned
After almost two months offline, the notorious file-sharing site is back on the Internet.
In Honor of the Super Bowl, the 16 Most Superb Owls of All Time
This Sunday is for the birds.
Will New 911 Location Requirements Compromise Privacy?
The FCC unanimously votes for improved indoor location for emergency calls, worrying civil liberties advocates.
Here are Amendments Padding the Keystone XL Bill
The amendments don't actually get much done, but we won't be hearing much about climate change hoaxes from the Senate anymore.
Senate Defies Obama’s Veto Threat, Votes to Approve Keystone XL
A final decision from the President could come as early as February.
Report: Possible Ebola Patient Admitted to Sacramento Hospital
The patient's age and gender are not currently know, they have not been publicly identified.
Rare, Elusive Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park
It's the first time the creature has been seen in almost 100 years.
Why Punishment Doesn't Help Psychopathic Criminals
And their brains process decisions and punishment differently.
There's New Research on TV Binges and Depression
New research shows depressed and lonely millennials are binge-watching TV.
'There Had Been a Death in the Family'
On the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, we republish Mike Pride's 1986 tribute to Christa McAuliffe.
Study: Inflammation Causes Depression in Many Cases
Between 30 and 40 percent of people with depression have increased levels of inflammation.
Court to Decide if Oklahoma Quakes are Fracking's Fault
By midway through 2014, Oklahoma had surpassed California as the most earthquake-prone state in the country.
3-D Scanning Comes to the Doctor, and the Paleontologist, and the Fashion Runway
3-D scanners are now everywhere, from doctors’ offices to clothing stores.
Video Explains How Moisturizers Work to Soothe Dry Skin
There are actually three different types of moisturizers.
Facebook Says Temporary Outages Were Not Result of Third-Party Attack
The social media network said an internal software error was the problem.
Puberty Comes Earlier and Earlier for Girls
Girls are entering puberty faster than ever, and jeopardizing their health and happiness.
Millions of Mutated Mosquitoes Could Be Set Loose in Florida
But the plan has many detractors.
Technology Puts the Oscars on Death Row
Kiss that popcorn goodbye: Audiences move from theaters to hand-helds.
Brain-Eating Amoeba in Tap Water Killed Child, Study Confirms
The amoeba is widespread but usually harmless.
Slug infestations are cropping up on sustainable no-till farms, possibly due to the overuse of neonicotinoid pesticides.
Scientists Figure Out How to Unboil an Egg
The method could save the biotech industry a lot of headache, and a lot of money.
Vice Leaps Into Virtual Reality News
Editor-In-Chief Jason Mojica discusses new film that had its debut at Sundance.