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This could be the next weapon of mass destruction

The atom bomb took more than 10 years to go from scientific conception to reality. The next weapon of mass destruction could take much less.<p>On Thursday (Nov. 19), a special agent from the FBI met with researchers in Washington, DC to talk to a scientific panel about the risks of a powerful new …

Alien Species in Contact With Earth Right Now

Do you believe in Extraterrestrial Intelligence? What about the idea that not only do they exist, but that they are in contact with the Earth …

Inside The Dark World Of LA's Street Gangs

In popular culture, the city of Los Angeles is often glorified as a realm rich with celebrity hangouts, a vibrant music scene, style icons and …

Learning more about Google's self-driving cars made me terrified to ever drive again

At a panel Google hosted to update the press on its progress, the company dished out some dazzling stats, like that its self-driving automobiles have traveled 1.2 million miles in full autonomy on public roads.<p>Pooling together all of the data from all of its cars, the software inside each one has …

Russian scientist claims injections of 3.5 million-year-old bacteria lead to longer life

When it comes to solving the seemingly impossible question of eternal youth, a scientist in Russia believes there might actually just be something in …

Bacteria

iPhone 6s Plus vs. Nexus 6P vs. Galaxy Note 5: Battle of the 2015 phablets

With so many quality devices on the market, picking a new smartphone in 2015 is as difficult a choice as it’s ever been. If you’re looking for a …

Phones

Scientists can watch HIV spread through a mouse in real time

Scientists have long been perplexed by HIV's ability to spread through the body - until now, that is. A team of medical researchers from Yale University have for the first time recorded the retrovirus' movement through a mouse host.<p>The team did so by marking the virus with a fluorescent dye and …

Immune System

Watch: Stunning HD video of 1955 atomic bomb testing

The atomic bomb is one of the deadliest weapons the human species has invented so far. Capable of immense destruction, the atomic bomb is …

It’s official: Alphabet has replaced Google

Google has officially changed its name to “Alphabet,” according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>Alphabet will act as a holding company, comprising all of Google’s various companies, as well as the original search and services business.<p>(See our “Everything you need to know …

AT&T and T-Mobile continue squabbling over Wi-Fi calling and the FCC

AT&T recently tried to call attention to the fact that rival carriers T-Mobile and Sprint have already launched Wi-Fi calling without first getting the necessary approval from the Federal Communications Commission. Meanwhile, AT&T says it's playing by the rules and still waiting on the FCC to grant</i> …

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Why NASA's Mars Missions Last Long After Their Expiration Dates

Two words: conservative engineering.<p>NASA's Mars Opportunity rover was supposed to last 90 days on the red planet. That was 11 years ago, and it's still roving. The Mars Odyssey orbiter had a stated two-year mission, starting in 2002. Today it still collects data and acts as a communications hub for …

Space Science

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Major Skin Mistakes You're Making In Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

<i>By By Maureen Choi,Glamour</i><p>Our skin changes as we get older, and so do the mistakes we make with it. We asked some of our favorite dermatologists to break it down for us. Here's what you shouldn't (and should!) be doing to get the skin of your dreams.<p><i>(Photo: Talaya Centeno/WWD)</i><p><b>Skin Mistakes You're</b> …

If the face fits: science of attraction is based on personal experience – study

If your partner has a face that could curdle milk, you only have yourself to blame. Scientists have found that the faces we fancy are shaped more by our personal experiences than genetics or other influences.<p>Their study into facial attraction showed that when it came to rating people as hot or not, …

Genetics

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