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Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …

Newly discovered planet is the most Earth-like yet, scientists say

Astronomers from the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered a new planet that could be the most similar to the Earth ever observed.<p>The planet, dubbed Gliese 832c, is about 16 lightyears away and about five times the size of Earth. Astronomers said the planet orbits a red giant …

USC Scientists Create New Battery That’s Cheap, Clean, Rechargeable… and Organic - Press Room

June 25, 2014<p>Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu<p>Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long …

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with …

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Here's How Apple Can Take Its Iconic Headphones To The Next Level

Apple said it's sold north of 600 million earbuds in a 12-year span — that's 1.2 billion tiny speakers — but despite a few design modifications made two years ago in the conversion of earbuds to EarPods, the design of Apple's headphones has gone largely untouched.<p>That needs to change. Apple has …

NASA has nothing on these moon-bound robots

Space startup Astrobotic Technology stands a golden chance of taking home the coveted Google Lunar XPrize when it begins sending robots to the moon.<p>That’s because Astrobotic’s autonomous Autolanding System successfully directed a suborbital rocket called the Xombie (pronounced zombie, in case …

Facebook Reveals Huge Psychology Experiment on Users

Facebook is more than just a social network, it is also officially an online science laboratory. The company has revealed in a research paper that it carried out a week-long experiment that affected nearly 700,000 users to test the effects of transferring emotion online.<p>The News Feeds belonging to …