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Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Change Agents: William Li's robot wants to police you

Knightscopes's new policing robot raises hopes for a safer society and concerns about privacy and jobs<p>SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A visitor to Knightscope, a seven-person robotics start-up with a bold and controversial vision for crime fighting, is as likely to be greeted by a robot as they are a …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

Tim Draper Wants To Split California Into Pieces And Turn Silicon Valley Into Its Own State

TechCrunch has learned about noted technology investor Tim Draper’s plan to split California into six separate states, including a Northern California slice appropriately named “Silicon Valley.”<p>Draper shared his vision with TechCrunch tonight. He says he’s submitting a polished version to the …

Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

Texas board of education may reject biology textbook because evolution is but a theory

A biology textbook from Pearson is the subject of a renewed debate over evolution vs. creationism in Texas schools.<p>More science vs. magic in Texas …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?

Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric …

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'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

Flesh-Rotting Drug Makes Its Way To The U.S. For The First Time, Health Officials Are ‘Frightened’

Officials at the Banner Poison Control Center in Phoenix, Arizona have announced that they have responded to two cases of people using “krokodil,” a …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.<p>The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

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Researchers find gears in nature – on planthopper insects

Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanismfound inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects.<p>The discovery, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, provides …

Japanese man walks home 800 miles after being mugged

A man who was mugged in southern Japan decided to walk more than 800 miles home rather than inconvenience the local police or his family with his predicament, it has been claimed.<p>The man, who has not been named, set out from the city of Kitakyushu after being mugged on August 25 and arrived back at …

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Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.<p>Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Insane Traffic Jam in China Hits Day 9

Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.<p>On Wednesday the country's nuclear regulation …

US intelligence agencies' 'black budget' detailed

<b>A breakdown of US intelligence's multi-billion dollar "black budget" has been revealed in files disclosed by leaker Edward Snowden to the Washington Post.</b><p>The CIA's budget is the most expensive, $14.7bn (£9.5bn) out of $52.6bn in total for 16 intelligence agencies, according to the files.<p>Two of …

Scientists Learn to Grow 'Mini' Human Brains in a Lab

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria have developed a method …

Nissan wants self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Are you ready to have your very own self-driving car? While the technology has been relegated to a few eye-popping tests from …