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Samsung Shows Off At IFA 2015 With Gear S2, SmartThings Hub, And More

All the biggest unveilings from the South Korean electronics giant<p>Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, or IFA for short, is the biggest tech trade show in Europe (not to mention one of the oldest). It's a place where numerous leading tech companies come to show off their latest and greatest …

Could some farming practices benefit tropical birds?

Conversion of tropical forests to farms is a big driver of wildlife extinctions. But a new study shows that some farming practices have the potential to simultaneously protect natural habitats and boost farm yields<p>One of the main drivers of extinction is habitat loss that arises when tropical …

Biodiversity

'Clown Gun' For Police Slows Down A Single Bullet

A less lethal alternative<p>Bullets in motion tend to remain in motion for far longer than anyone wants. While most accurate shooting with handguns takes place at distances of around six feet, pistol bullets can travel up to 1,000 feet after they're fired. Made by Alternative Ballistics, “The …

Purified wastewater triggers release of arsenic within aquifer, study finds

When it comes to the science of transforming sewage into tap water - or potable reuse - engineers say there’s no question the product is clean enough to drink.<p>The trouble is, researchers are now learning that this drinking water may be too clean to store underground without special treatment.<p>A …

Will Photo of Drowned Syrian Boy Be a Turning Point?

The image is shocking but could inspire change, says photographer John Stanmeyer.<p>When photographer John Stanmeyer first saw the viral picture of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish shore, his reaction was probably just like yours. "I happen to be a photographer multiple levels …

Finally, A Classy Cup For Sipping Whisky In Space

Bottoms up<p>Apart from blasting away on a rocket or a spaceplane, there's a gentler way to get to into low Earth orbit. For the leisurely space tourist, giant balloons could one day carry you into space with a cocktail in your hand. And if that day ever comes, the makers of Ballantine Scotch plan to …