Nation eagerly awaits Obama's State of the Union address
Ella Vincent - Jan 28, 2014
Nation eagerly awaits Obama's State of the Union address
President Obama will speak to the nation on Tuesday. What will he say and how will Congress respond?
I can has nanotube? Scientists create cat-like 'whiskers' for robots I can has nanotube? Scientists create cat-like 'whiskers' for robots
Ian Lang - Jan 22, 2014
New electronic whiskers are 10x more sensitive than anything previously developed
Sunlight may help reduce high blood pressure, study finds Sunlight may help reduce high blood pressure, study finds
Rina Shah - Jan 22, 2014
Nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen as the oxide moves into the bloodstream.
Researchers identify brain mechanism linked to cocaine addiction Researchers identify brain mechanism linked to cocaine addiction
Rina Shah - Jan 22, 2014
The discovery could provide a potential drug target for anti-addiction medications.
Dark matter strands seen for the first time Dark matter strands seen for the first time
Charli Kerns - Jan 22, 2014
Scientists glimpse dark matter for the first time.
Think a Facebook 'like' is harmless? You may be getting scammed Think a Facebook 'like' is harmless? You may be getting scammed
Ian Lang - Jan 21, 2014
Facebook scammers use heart-wrenching stories to farm "likes" from users
Don't panic, but the Milky Way Galaxy is forming 'inside out' Don't panic, but the Milky Way Galaxy is forming 'inside out'
Ian Lang - Jan 21, 2014
Study shows that Galaxy gets its distinctive shape due to outer reaches forming slower than inner areas
Scientists add a peephole to Schrödinger's box Scientists add a peephole to Schrödinger's box
Ian Lang - Jan 21, 2014
Direct measurement process allows physicists to measure quantum states quickly and accurately
We're still bad at passwords: '123456' most popular password on Earth We're still bad at passwords: '123456' most popular password on Earth
Ian Lang - Jan 20, 2014
Despite tighter restrictions, most people still opt for easily-exploited passwords
Global warming will double our El Niño misery Global warming will double our El Niño misery
Ian Lang - Jan 20, 2014
The world braces for catastrophe as scientists predict extreme El Niño events every 10 years
Hershey's to build 3D chocolate printer Hershey's to build 3D chocolate printer
Craig Manning - Jan 20, 2014
So far, 3D printing has utilized common manufacturing materials, such as plastic and metal.
Nanotubes make solar cells more efficient Nanotubes make solar cells more efficient
Ian Lang - Jan 20, 2014
Carbon nanotube technology turns heat into an asset when it comes to efficiency
Sacramento Kings bring Google Glass to basketball Sacramento Kings bring Google Glass to basketball
Craig Manning - Jan 20, 2014
The Kings will debut the new Google Glass program on January 24, in a game against the Indiana Pacers.
Nintendo: we failed to differentiate the Wii U from the Wii Nintendo: we failed to differentiate the Wii U from the Wii
Craig Manning - Jan 19, 2014
At best, the Wii U has always seemed like little more than a sequel to the original Wii.
These tiny self-propelled bio-bots swim like sperm [VIDEO] These tiny self-propelled bio-bots swim like sperm [VIDEO]
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 19, 2014
"It's the minimal amount of engineering – just a head and a wire," one engineer said.
Russian teen behind Target data breach: report Russian teen behind Target data breach: report
Craig Manning - Jan 19, 2014
The teen was the author of the software that gave cyber criminals access to retail payment terminals.
Sperm-like bio-bots invade alien world of aquatic micro-organisms Sperm-like bio-bots invade alien world of aquatic micro-organisms
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 18, 2014
Engineers start by constructing the body of the bio-bot from a flexible polymer.
250+ dolphins await slaughter, captivity in Japan's Taiji Cove: conservationists 250+ dolphins await slaughter, captivity in Japan's Taiji Cove: conservationists
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 18, 2014
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society reportedly streamed live footage of the dolphin capture.
Secretive Google-X division unveils smart contact lens  Secretive Google-X division unveils smart contact lens
Rina Shah - Jan 18, 2014
"There's still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use," Google says.
Steve Jobs' biographer slams Apple: Google is taking over Steve Jobs' biographer slams Apple: Google is taking over
NAT_admin - Jan 18, 2014
A recent article proclaimed that Google was winning the innovation war over Apple, but is it?
Spam attack: You've got mail (from your refrigerator) Spam attack: You've got mail (from your refrigerator)
Ian Lang - Jan 18, 2014
Lack of security leaves smart appliances wide open to cyberattacks
Report: driver's Google Glass ticket dismissed Report: driver's Google Glass ticket dismissed
Craig Manning - Jan 17, 2014
When Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for her Google Glass-related offense, she quickly took to the internet, posting pictures of her ticket on Google +.
Rough surfaces could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships Rough surfaces could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 17, 2014
Eventually, "properly designed" rough surfaces may coat the undersides of ships.
Johnny Depp pops question to Amber Heard, she says 'yes' Johnny Depp pops question to Amber Heard, she says 'yes'
Ian Lang - Jan 17, 2014
The two met on the set of "Rum Diaries" and have reportedly been engaged since Christmas Eve.
One-percent measure of the universe constrains dark energy One-percent measure of the universe constrains dark energy
Charli Kerns - Jan 17, 2014
A universe might not be flat if dark energy was distributed unevenly throughout it, warping the curvature of spacetime.
Refrigerator takes part in malicious cyber army Refrigerator takes part in malicious cyber army
Craig Manning - Jan 17, 2014
For the safety and greater good of the cyber-security industry, consumers need to protect their smart devices in order to cut down on bot-net numbers.
Man's best friend was probably never a wolf Man's best friend was probably never a wolf
Ian Lang - Jan 17, 2014
Rather than simply evolving from one to another, wolves and dogs have a very complex past
Cost of giving birth varies wildly, study reveals Cost of giving birth varies wildly, study reveals
Rina Shah - Jan 17, 2014
The researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of all privately insured patients admitted to California hospitals in 2011 for uncomplicated vaginal delivery or uncomplicated cesarean section.
Doomsday Clock still says we're '5 minutes' away from apocalypse Doomsday Clock still says we're '5 minutes' away from apocalypse
Ian Lang - Jan 17, 2014
Metaphorical Doomsday Clock says we're still perilously close to the possibility of technological catastrophe
Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says
Rina Shah - Jan 16, 2014
Americans are consuming slightly less saturated fat and a bit more fiber, the study shows.
FDA warns of flammable wart removers FDA warns of flammable wart removers
Rina Shah - Jan 16, 2014
Over-the-counter wart removers are regulated by the FDA as medical devices.
New yeast helps wine taste better, longer New yeast helps wine taste better, longer
Ian Lang - Jan 16, 2014
New "sequential inoculation" technique improves flavor while lowering alcohol content.
Birds fly 'V' formation because of aerodynamics, study finds Birds fly 'V' formation because of aerodynamics, study finds
Ian Lang - Jan 16, 2014
Bird formations suggest they know a lot more about aerodynamics than previously thought
Heavy drinking in middle age linked to faster mental decline in men Heavy drinking in middle age linked to faster mental decline in men
Ian Lang - Jan 16, 2014
Even moderately heavy alcohol use may accelerate decline in brain function, study finds
Bieber concerned about naked photos, drug references after police seize phone Bieber concerned about naked photos, drug references after police seize phone
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 16, 2014
During the raid on Tuesday, Bieber's friend Lil Za also found himself in hot water.
LinkedIn launches volunteer platform for people looking for pro bono work LinkedIn launches volunteer platform for people looking for pro bono work
Ian Lang - Jan 15, 2014
Super network LinkedIn makes a foray into the nonprofit sector
Study: Trees don't stop growing, they just get stronger Study: Trees don't stop growing, they just get stronger
Ian Lang - Jan 15, 2014
Growth acceleration in old trees has scientists rethinking the rules of aging
Scientists find ridiculously huge canyon beneath Antarctic ice Scientists find ridiculously huge canyon beneath Antarctic ice
Ian Lang - Jan 15, 2014
New discovery sheds light on origin of West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Executive director of Massachusetts medical marijuana program selected Executive director of Massachusetts medical marijuana program selected
Rina Shah - Jan 15, 2014
Around the U.S., views on marijuana are shifting, with a move towards support for legalization.
Scientists find first planet orbiting super rare solar twin Scientists find first planet orbiting super rare solar twin
Ian Lang - Jan 15, 2014
Ultra-rare solar twin in Messier 67 is one of the most similar stars to our Sun ever found
Green tea may reduce efficacy of blood pressure drugs Green tea may reduce efficacy of blood pressure drugs
Rina Shah - Jan 15, 2014
For patients that really want to drink tea, it is advisable to leave at least a four-hour gap between consuming tea and taking the medication.