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When a parent or spouse has Alzheimer’s, caregivers need support too
Our Lost Generation
Alzheimer's afflicts more than 5 million Americans, but funding to fight it is a fraction of what is spent on cancer or diabetes
No Reason to Pandemic
Taking advantage of smartphone addiction in Thailand could stop the next bird flu
Banks are about to get blown up because they don’t realize that data, not money, is their most valuable asset
Color-changing labels could reduce waste by warning you when food’s going bad
Who Do You Trust to Run the Internet?
Obama’s decision to surrender Web control could end Internet freedom
1 in 8 Global Deaths Linked to Air Pollution, Study Says
Indoor air pollution from stoves may be a bigger problem than outdoor pollution
Five Percent of Brits Confess to Using Facebook During Sex, Claims Durex
“I doubt that many people check Facebook ‘during intercourse,’ but perhaps more do while in bed after intercourse,” a dissenting expert says
Will You Soon Be Talking to Your Ray-Bans?
The Italian company that makes Ray-Bans and Oakleys says its on board with Google's eyewear
Gadget Lust: The Miracle Cure for Snoring May Break Up Your Marriage
The Nudging Pillow will cure your mate of snoring—or maybe cure you of being married
Cloak, the ‘Anti-Social Network,’ Helps You Avoid Frenemies and Exes
An app combs your acquaintances’ Foursquare and Instagram accounts to map where you don’t want to go
‘NextGen’ Tracking Would Mean No Plane Could Disappear. So Why Aren’t We Using It?
NextGen, which is already being rolled out across the U.S., has the potential to transform the movement of air traffic
Getting Cancer Wrong
In the war against cancer, the enemy remains poorly defined. This group of scientists is hoping to change that—and is making enemies of its own
The Hell Chicken Cometh
The 11-foot-long beaked, crested, and poultry-legged animal was found in the Hell Creek formation in North and South Dakota
Don’t Tweet Where You Eat
SXSW has morphed into a festival where everyone is wired and nobody connects
The Other Side of the Bitcoin
They’re real, they’re spreading and you’ll be using a digital currency soon. Bet on it
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
Malaysia Airlines Flight Spotted In Maldives? Examining The Latest Theory On MH370
According to a newspaper, residents of a remote island in the Maldives, Kuda Huvadhoo, spotted a plane at 6:15 a.m. local time on March 8
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
Brain Boot Camp
The armed forces and intelligence services are working on a stunning array of pioneering brain development techniques that could one day make their way into civilian life
Alzheimer’s One of Nation's 3 Top Killers, Study Says
A new tally of deaths from the degenerative disease would put it just under cancer and heart disease
More Tough News for Bitcoin Doesn't Deter the Currency's True Believers
An online exchange shut down and now a hacker has wiped out a digital wallet company
Good Buy, Mr. Chips!
The Cookulus app offers more than 5,000 of the best chocolate chip recipes, freeing you from the back of the bag
Video: A 30,000-Year-Old Siberian Virus Has Come Back to Life
Once thawed, it again became infectious, but it's not dangerous to humans.
BPA Levels Higher in Men With Prostate Cancer: Study
Men with prostate cancer have BPA in their urine at levels 2- to 4-fold higher than those who are cancer-free, a study claims
Video: From Brick to Smartphone in 40 Years
In the world of personal electronics, big changes happened really fast
Video: Humans Could Have Been Stuck on Bering Strait for 10,000 Years
A new article suggests ancestors of Native Americans spent 10,000 years on the Bering Strait land bridge before arriving in the Americas
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffers From Mental Illness Each Year
New Jersey had the lowest rates of overall and severe mental illness, while Utah had the highest