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Powerful New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

You've never seen cells up-close quite like this.<p>Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the activity of living cells, molecules, and embryos in 3D and in real-time. Just check out the video above that shows a HeLa cell dividing, and prepare for your mind …

Ancient Cult Complex Discovered In Israel Dates Back 3,300 Years, May Be Temple Of Baal

Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered an "ancient cult complex," where people who lived thousands of years ago might have worshipped a Canaanite “storm god” known as Baal.<p>The complex was unearthed at the archaeological site of Tel Burna, located near the Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. It's …

Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: What's The Difference?

If you thought the difference between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S was big, then Google has a surprise for you. The changes made between last year’s Nexus 5 and the new Nexus 6 are vast. In fact there has even been a change of device category: from smartphone to phablet.<p>Furthermore there’s a new …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Google's Android emulator is ready to help developers make 64-bit apps

There's a lot to look forward to in Android's next major update, but hardware nerds are focusing in one one key feature: official support for 64-bit mobile chips. It's the mobile OS' inevitable future, and chip-makers have been preparing for it for quite awhile. Now app developers can jump in, too: …

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New Treasures Recovered From The 'Titanic Of The Ancient World'

Since sponge divers discovered it in 1900, the ancient Antikythera shipwreck -- a massive Greek vessel that sank more than 2,000 years ago in the Aegean Sea -- has captivated archaeologists. Located 180 feet below the surface near the island of Antikythera, the wreck has given up all manner of …

Chris Hadfield's Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A 'Truly Global Perspective' On Our Planet

From a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space.<p>Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media--but not the 150 images included in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World …

Play Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 on Android - some assembly required

Do you remember the days before you got your first Pip-Boy 3000? They were a little rough, but they were fun, and they can now be re-lived on your Android device. I speak of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, both of which have found a new home on Android, sort of.<p>The short of it, if you don’t mind the …

Google Now Scores Higher Than Siri And Cortana On Massive Knowledge Quiz. An AI Breakthrough? Not So Fast.

Apple’s famous artificial intelligence agent is eating humble pie today. Ask Siri “Who is smarter, Siri or Google Now?” and Siri obligingly links to an article about a recent 3,086-question challenge that ranked Google Now as the top scorer.<p>Unfortunately for Siri, the quiz had some built-in biases. …

Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.<p>Scientists at Penn State University in the US released a research paper last month that showed …

The animal that regrows its head

Could a sea creature with unusual regenerative powers show humans how to do the same? Tracey Logan reports.<p>In a windowless lab at the University of Galway in Ireland, there’s a fish tank containing an extraordinary creature. Perched on blue cocktail sticks like lollipops, rows of seashells are …

Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art

Prehistoric cave paintings of animals and human hands in Indonesia are as ancient as similar paintings found in Western Europe, according to a new study that suggests humans may have carried this art tradition with them when they migrated out of Africa.<p>What this suggests is that this whole ability …