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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
Two Numbers: Googling Twitter
For all the hype surrounding its IPO last fall, the social media service had a dismal end to 2013
NASA suggests praying is still our best hope for keeping giant meteorites from crashing into Earth but others are working on a planetary defense
More Than 5,000 Websites Push Back Against the NSA
With memes and quotes from Benjamin Franklin, the web tries activism to curtail surveillance
Flappy Bird Creator Says His Game Was Too Addictive
“My life has not been as comfortable as it was before,” Dong Nguyen said. “I couldn’t sleep.”
'A Pill for Every Ill'
Deep ties between the authors of a widely used manual on mental disorders and the pharmaceutical industry come under fire
Is Flappy Bird Cooking its iTunes Rank?
The iTunes game is suddenly flush with success, and similar sounding reviews
Tech Companies Offer a Peek at NSA Data Requests
Between 15,000 to 15,999 Microsoft accounts were the subject of FISA court orders in the first half of 2013
Gadget Lust: Pass the Vibrating Fork, Please
This utensil taught me slow down, chew and learn to love my food
A Change in the Legal Climate
As a nasty libel suit moves closer to trial, it’s suddenly getting very hot for some prominent global-warming skeptics
Rev Up Your REM
You can be more productive by teaching yourself to have lucid dreams – unless that sounds like a nightmare to you
Tell Me More About Me, Please
People don’t want to share personal information, but they are learning to mine it themselves
Today in Tabs: Because I could not stop for Tabs, they kindly stopped for me
The controversy over a story about a "magic" putter and the suicide of its creator and happy Martin Luther King Jr. day.
Today in Tabs: The Tab Less Opened
How the intelligence community feels about Snowden, or at least how one guy does and Lena Dunham untouched.
Two Numbers: America’s Energy Jolt
In just eight years, the U.S. has halved its dependence on energy imports
Today in Tabs: Ourotaboros
A story that was bigger than Today in Tabs: The origin of Today in Tabs.
Parting Is Such Tweet Sorrow
What happens when Twitter streams are eulogy and Facebook profiles are memorial sites.
Today in Tabs: The Power of the Idea
About that Medicare penis pump story, why Google is now evil, and the latest in NSA spying.
The End of Dumb Money
Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge.
The End of Dumb Money
Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge
The New New Newsweek.com
Didn't they just do a redesign?
Today in Tabs: Tabs Rule Everything Around Me
Kerry's potato gifts, Google makes another creepy acquisition, and the Lerers run everything. It's Today in Tabs.
Ruling Imperils 'Net Neutrality'
The FCC can't force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, a court rules.
Softening the Blow of Bad Memories
Wiping out bad memories isn’t an option, yet.
Robbery on the Silk Road
Users may have been fleeced and vendors arrested, but the online illegal drug bazaar is hard to kill
The End of Mass Production
Airbnb is leading a DIY Internet revolution that could upend chains everywhere.
Gadget Lust: Your Brisket Needs a Bath!
Once the province of restaurants and hospitals, the immersible heater and water circulator is now the must-have for the hip home chef.