Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome. Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that
Five women share what led them to stray. The first question that comes to mind when a spouse cheats is: Why? A study by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, attempted to answer that question and
The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer. Ten years of research
My new rabbit ears... Our electric bill had jumped so much, I thought maybe three or four neighbors had run extension cords off the back of my garage. We walked all around the house, examining every outlet,
Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go. On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances
Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"? You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are how you eat. Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable
Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica,
Note: this post was first published on July 23 and again on August 15th. Just days ahead of IFA, we’ve updated the post one last time, adding a few more details and changing a few outdated assumptions.
Google today launched a new AdWords tool called Website Call Conversions, which lets advertisers identify and measure calls from their website that occur after an ad click. The company explains that many
Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news). When Google CEO Larry
There has been a bit of shakeup in the smartphone world this year, with manufacturers experiencing a variety of fortunes last quarter. Motorola seems to have fallen in with this year’s success stories,
Android TV won’t be commercially available on a wide scale for at least another few months but it appears as though the development community is already having some fun with it. Keyan Mobli on Google+
Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment focused on ISEE-3, a small NASA spacecraft that has roamed the Solar System for 36 years. The craft has now been turned into a ‘citizen science’ project thanks
Dropbox today updated its Android app with support for document previews and an overhauled search function. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. Document previews means you now
The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, but that's a daunting challenge in the Pacific -- undersea network cables can cost hundreds of millions dollars.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is likely to arrive within a month, but apparently that's not soon enough to avoid an early leak. GSM Arena has posted photos of what's believed to be Samsung's next gigantic, smartphone.
Google is backing a new $300 million high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system between the US and Japan
Google has announced it is backing plans to build and operate a new high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system called “FASTER” by Q2 2016. In addition to Google, the $300 million project will be jointly
Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra
Its supply is rationed and some apps may not work - but this Android phone is fast and returns control to its users How good is the OnePlus One phone, which recently hit the market? Good enough that after
Adage reports that Google is testing a new method that could track users from mobile sites to the mobile apps they use allowing advertisers to see how much time a single user is spending in a browser a