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Why do our cell's power plants have their own DNA?

It’s one of the big mysteries of cell biology. Why do mitochondria—the oval-shaped structures that power our cells—have their own DNA, and why have …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

How Google’s using big data and machine-learning to aid drug discovery

From answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers, Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits. But behind the scenes, the Internet giant is also working to expedite the discovery of drugs that …

Machine Learning

Retiring Google CFO Writes The Best 'Spend More Time With Family' Memo Ever

After more than six years in the job, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette today announced plans to retire, and he did it with customary style.<p>As Pichette wrote in a post on Google+, he wants to spend more time with his family–in particular his wife Tamar, since their two children are …

S&P 500

Winners and losers: A breakdown of the net neutrality vote

We're hours away from the Federal Communications Commission's vote on major changes to how the regulator handles broadband Internet and the companies …

How Charlie Hebdo Became A Top Terrorist Target

At least 12 people were shot dead at the Charlie Hebdo office on Wednesday.<p>Depictions of Muhammad are strictly taboo in Islam. The French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) and the Grand Mosques of Paris and Lyon had unsuccessfully attempted to sue Charlie Hebdo to prevent publication of the images on …

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon’s Future

Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed.<p>“What the hell happened?”<p>It is a cold day in early December in Midtown Manhattan, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has barely taken his seat on stage when his interviewer throws …

Batmen and Targaryens: At Comic-Con, Cosplayers Were the Real Stars (Photos)

In San Diego, playing dress-up is serious business.<p>Every summer, San Diego Comic-Con attracts some big names. This year, panels included appearances from the casts of huge shows like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead,” as well as movies like “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Batman v Superman: …

Christmas Cards

Making personalized greetings is a snap: All you need is a digital camera, our clip art, and a printer to create a few or a few dozen. These fun projects will have everyone on your mailing list smiling -- without even having to say “cheese.”

Crafting

The Week in Review: Torture Report Debated

A debate over American interrogation techniques reignited this week with the release of the long-awaited terror report. The document, submitted by …

Leaked Emails Show How Scared Hollywood Is Of Google

It's pretty clear they're referring to Google.<p>The Verge first reported on an email from one of the MPAA's top lawyers, Steven Fabrizio, laying out Hollywood's strategy against Goliath.<p>From Hollywood's perspective, Goliath is enabling piracy online. Hollywood's goal appears to be blocking access to …

Sprint pledges to halve your AT&T or Verizon bill, with a few catches

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr Creative Commons<p>Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint has been trying out unusual new discounts to …

Your eyes could help make a huge Higgs boson breakthrough

The discovery of the Higgs boson back in 2012 was a landmark moment for physicists -- but what happens when the elementary particle vanishes could be …

LA’s best Instagrammers took over this contemporary art show

LOS ANGELES—How do you promote a contemporary art exhibition in the age of social media? For the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the answer was to bring in some of LA’s most-followed Instagram users and let them preview an exhibition.<p>The show, a retrospective of the multi-discipline French artist …

Museums

Box office report: everyone's going to see 'Mockingjay'

<i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</i> looks like it just had the best opening day of the year.<p>According to <i>Box Office Mojo</i>, Friday estimates have the …