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CES: Samsung's bendable cell phone screen

LAS VEGAS--"Flexible" isn't something you'd think you needed in a cell phone screen, but CES is all about concepts and future applications in addition to big-name product releases.<p>That's why we were excited to see prototypes of two Samsung displays. One is a malleable screen you can actually bend …

Gear & Gadgets

Space tourism just got another big boost, and this time it's in Texas

Houston, Texas is already home to the Johnson Space Center, responsible for the famous Apollo program and every Space Shuttle mission.<p>Now, Texas' largest city will also be home to the tenth commercial spaceport in the United States.<p>Renderings for the project, shown here, are what officials hope the …

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient to Cancer Risk

The world's most widely used weed killer can "probably" cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides, was "classified as probably carcinogenic …

Cancer

Communicating The Right Message About Ebola

A year after the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Adolphus Scott of UNICEF and Jana Telfer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the vital role of public messaging in fighting the disease.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>Yesterday, a new case of …

Soon You Can Drink Beer Brewed With Space Yeast

Ground Control to Major Breweries<p>On April 13, at a few select places around the country, you'll be able to take a swig of space. Ninkasi Brewing Company in Oregon is releasing Ground Control, an imperial stout brewed with yeast that travelled (very briefly) to space last year.<p>The first batch of …

Alcohol

F-35 Fighter Jets To Get Mysterious New 'Cyberpod' Cyberweapon

World’s deadliest podcast?<p>Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is, for better or worse, the future of American military airplanes. With Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps versions costing over $100 million each, the aircraft is a jack-of-some-trades designed to replace 10 older models now in …

Watch Live: 2015's Total Solar Eclipse

Tune in Friday at 4:30 a.m. ET to watch the moon eclipse the sun<p>The first day of spring this year will bring planet Earth a special celestial treat.<p>Load this page around 4:30 a.m. ET on Friday, March 20, to watch a live video stream of 2015's only total solar eclipse from the relative comfort of …

Researchers Find The Gene That Makes Us 3D

DNA that helps you stand up to gravity<p>The children’s book series <i>Flat Stanley</i> chronicles the adventures of a world-traveling 2D boy. Now a team of researchers might have found the gene that Stanley was missing (you know, if he had been real). It's the YAP gene, and it helps regulate organ size, as …

Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark

A team of scientists recently created some fake, glowing mushrooms and scattered them in a Brazilian forest in hopes of solving an ancient mystery: Why do some fungi emit light?<p>The question goes back all the way to Aristotle, who is the first person known to have wondered about this, according to …

FDA says genetically modified, bruise-resistant apples and potatoes are safe to eat

The produce is not yet available in stores<p>The FDA said this week that new varieties of genetically modified fruits and vegetables are safe for consumption, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The safety review covered six varieties of potatoes engineered by J. R. Simplot Company and two varieties of apples …

18 Amazing Images From NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

If you see a spectacular image of a galaxy far, far away, chances are it comes from one telescope. Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been hanging out 350 miles above Earth’s surface, capturing the wonders of the universe removed from Earth’s hazy atmosphere. Hubble brings us some of the …