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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
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