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Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Priced $33,000

2015 MX-5 Range Also Priced, Microsite Launched for Anniversary Edition<p>The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition revealed at the 2014 New York auto show last month celebrates a quarter-century of the Japanese roadster. With production limited to just 100 units, the automaker has launched a …

How to Choose the Best Over-the-Air Antenna for Free HDTV

If you’re thinking about cutting the cable to save some money, you’ll need a good over-the-air antenna to watch some of your favorite shows. Here’s …

Powerful Floods Tear Through Florida

Weather

PS Vita gets more apps on its home screen and a memory card manager

With the amount of rad digitally distributed games in the PlayStation Vita's library, your system's home screen could be getting a little crowded. Well, after downloading the handheld's latest firmware update, you'll have a lot more room for all of those high-res bubbles. Another 400 of them to be …

Justice Department lands first ever convictions against mobile-app pirates

Two men accused of operating a popular Android piracy website have pleaded guilty to charges filed by the Department of Justice. This marks the first time the DOJ has secured convictions for the distribution of counterfeit mobile apps. Earlier today, Nicholas Anthony Narbone entered a guilty plea …

Corruption

Android Dominates Global Mobile Browsing: Report

Analysts claim that the mobile platform war is over — or at least the battle is no longer so intense. Most of us are aware that Apple tends to be more dominant in Western markets — due to the premium cost of its devices — while Android has greater distribution in emerging markets thanks to a wider …

Deal with the devil: why Netflix broke its own rules on net neutrality

By agreeing to pay Comcast, Reed Hastings set a painful precedent<p>Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published an impassioned blog post last week criticizing internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for asking his company to pay interconnection fees in order to ensure that their data reaches …

Internet

Data, driverless cars and the future of the insurance business

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Jurvetson, Flickr Creative Commons<p>The ability to use terabytes of data to set insurance pricing is helping …

Driverless Cars

'Candy Crush' Developer King Raises $500 Million at IPO

King, maker of the breakout mobile game <i>Candy Crush</i>, raised just less than $500 million in its IPO, the company announced in a filing released after …

Netflix lands exclusive rights to 3D-printing documentary

The streaming service will soon premiere the award-winning documentary “Print The Legend,” which is about the cutthroat world of 3D-printing startups.<p>Netflix has added another exclusive documentary to its cache. The video streaming service announced Wednesday that it acquired the rights to "Print …

3D Printing

Government requests to Google have more than doubled in the past four years

Google released its latest transparency report today, revealing tens of thousands of law enforcement requests from across the world. In the second half of 2013, the report lists more than 27,000 requests for user data from around the world, affecting more than 42,000 different accounts. It's a 120 …

Opinion

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Damning study blames BP oil spill for heart defects in fish

Scientists find evidence of Deepwater Horizon's potentially lethal effect on commercial fish species<p>Last December, scientists announced that dolphins in Louisiana were experiencing lung diseases and low birthrates in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that released more than 636 million …

Accidental poisonings from e-cig liquid becoming more common

The case may still be out on the health risks of smoking e-cigarettes, but news is barreling in about the potential dangers of the liquids that these devices turn into vapor. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the number of calls to poison control centers because someone imbibed or was otherwise …

Health

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This Microscopic Chip Can Capture Real-Time Video Inside Our Arteries at 60FPS

Ready for your close-up? Well, I hope so, because this little guy is going to get a closer look at you than any other sensor before it. Created by …

How malaria defeats our drugs

Our best drug hope for tackling the global killer is becoming resistant in a small region in south-east Asia. What happens next will decide the fate of millions.<p>The meandering Moei river marks the natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar. Its muddy waters are at their fullest, but François …

Public Health
Stock Markets

This Is Your Brain On No Sleep

If you’ve been skipping sleep, thinking you’ll make up for it on weekends, here’s some bad news. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University have found that chronic sleep loss may actually lead to irreversible damage to and loss of brain cells.<p>“We live in a society where each …

Neuroscience

How Math Solved the Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Jet’s Path

Analysts at the Inmarsat satellite venture executed a computational tour de force to determine where a missing Malaysia Airlines jet probably went, but mathematician John Zweck says the feat is simple enough to explain with a basketball, a hoop ... and an ant.<p>"The math involved is really just a …

Airplanes

Why our brains work better with age

IT IS one of life’s eternal mysteries: why does it get ever more difficult to recall the name of the person you were just introduced to? Surely …

The Brain

Erasing Bad Memories: Wiping Out Unconscious Traces Is Possible

Bad memories are not only part of our conscious mind, they also leave a trace in our unconscious. But now, new research shows that actively trying to …

Do Insects Sleep?

Welcome to the third and final installment of my sleep series, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on Our Modern Plagues sleep. I’ve already covered plants and microbes (which don’t actually sleep, but do have fascinating circadian behaviors). Next up: insects.<p>So, do insects …

Watch Out For iBeacon—Because It’s Watching You

It might even tell you about mayo discounts.<p>Last June, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software, sneaked something big into his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. On a slide listing features that would debut in iOS 7, an unfamiliar word appeared: iBeacons. An iBeacon is a …

Chemists Decree: Don't Pee in the Pool

Urine reacts with the chlorine in swimming pools, creating potentially dangerous chemical byproducts.<p>Here’s the thing. One-piece bathing suits, when wet, are very annoying to take off. And when you’re swimming three hours a day, as I did for practice on my high school swim team, climbing out of the …

Dwarf planet discovery hints at a hidden Super Earth in solar system

• Orbits sun at greater distance than any other known object • 2012 VP113 may be shepherded by unseen planet • Discovery team call it VP, or 'Biden' after US vice president<p>Astronomers have increased the size of the observable solar system after spotting a 450-km wide object orbiting the sun.<p>The …

Crows' reasoning ability rivals that of seven-year-old humans

Tests based on one of Aesop's fables suggest New Caledonian crows have a good understanding of causal relationships<p>New Caledonian crows are as good at reasoning as a human seven-year-old, claim researchers.<p>The scientists subjected six wild crows to a battery of tests designed to challenge their …

Masters of Disguise—Amazing Insect Camouflage

To avoid becoming prey, insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings.<p><b>When it comes to biology, mimicry is everywhere. Lions use camouflage to blend in with the savanna. Frogs use mimicry to match their green environment. Most famously, chameleons will even change color to blend in with</b> …

Nature