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The Non-Nerd’s Guide To ‘Ant-Man’

This week, Marvel rolls out what might be its most unusual movie yet: <i>Ant-Man</i>, the story of Paul Rudd getting really tiny and punching people. But the casual viewer who didn’t grow up reading this stuff might be wondering just who these people are and why they matter to the larger Marvel universe. …

Angèle Krong

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

Spacecraft built from graphene could fly without any fuel

Add this to the list of graphene's amazing properties: It can transform light into motion.<p>Even though it is only one atom thick, graphene is 200 …

Cancer trials aim to shore up 'precision medicine's' base of evidence

Officials of the National Cancer Institute joined cancer scientists on Monday to announce the launch of three ambitious clinical trials designed to bolster research undergirding President Obama's precision medicine initiative.<p>The national trials are expected to help clarify whether and how …

Get your Sagan on with 60 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

1 of 61<p>Once Sputnik 1 was successfully hurled into orbit in 1957, spaceflight was no longer a mere pipe dream reserved for the pages of fiction. …

Astronomy

Google Is Putting Its New Self-Driving Cars On The Road

Google’s self-driving cars are hitting the road.<p>The tech giant said Friday it plans to start testing its small, egg-like prototypes on the streets of the company’s hometown of Mountain View, California.<p>The announcement comes three days after Google admitted that its vehicles -- mostly Lexus 450h …

Watch What Happens When She Lifts This Coffee Mug. You’ll Want To See This…

Amber is the Branded Content Editor at LittleThings. She currently resides in Manhattan.<p>What could be better than a beautiful red velvet cake? How …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Museum Showcases Survivors' Toys

JERUSALEM — Ina Rennert mislaid her best friend Miszou the teddy bear as the German bombs started falling.<p>Her family was fleeing the Nazis' 1939 invasion of Poland when the road they were traveling came under attack.<p>“I ran and hid under a tree ... and Miszou was left in the car,” said Rennert, who …

The Week in Review: Mad Men’s Final March

TV audiences met Don Draper, Peggy Olson, Joan Harris, Roger Sterling and the rest of the cast of AMC’s Mad Men when it premiered in July 2007. During its now seven seasons on the air, the drama has garnered 15 Emmy Awards and millions of viewers, becoming part of our cultural fabric. The series …

WSJ: Google's X lab is working on batteries that last longer

Google's X lab is developing better batteries that last longer, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company hasn't confirmed anything yet, but seeing as most of its products require batteries to work (phones, wearables, self-driving cars, etc), the report isn't hard to believe. This particular …

Clean Energy

Philips Hue Go puts smart lighting on the move

With a new battery-powered smart fixture and lower pricing for the white-light-only Hue Lux LEDs, the Hue family is continuing to mature.<p>Philips is adding another color-changing smart light to the Hue family this summer, and with a built-in, rechargeable battery, you'll be able to take it with you …

Baby Boomers Can Help Millennials Find A Voice For Gender Parity

There is no way to discuss money issues without including the “earning” part of the equation. It seems amazing that in our day and age, we still are experiencing a gender earnings gap. Carrie Kerpen, a Forbes contributor, highlighted this problem in her recent article. So, how significant is the …

Super-precise artificial hand uses smart wires as muscles

As a rule, bionic hands are clunky contraptions made of motors, pneumatics and other machinery that just can't be as elegant as the real thing. Germany's Saarland University might just change that, however. Its researchers have developed an artificial hand that uses smart nitinol (nickel titanium) …

Robotics

Florida coral restoration may take $250 million, and 400 years

Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: about $250 million.<p>How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly).<p>No one expected it would be easy to restore elkhorn and staghorn corals, the once-abundant, …

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”<p>Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that …

Car Tech

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via …

Star Wars

Bring On The Boring Robots

Why autonomous butlers are the beginning of ubiquitous robotics<p>Sometimes, people would see the robot coming down the hotel hallway, and do exactly what you'd expect—fast-draw their phones, and snap some pictures. Kids were also pretty predictable, spotting the three-foot-tall cylindrical SaviOne …

Mercedes will have 10 new plug-in hybrid cars by 2017

After dipping its toes into the plug-in hybrid waters, Mercedes-Benz is ready to jump in with both feet. The automaker is planning to launch 10 new plug-in hybrid models between now and 2017 -- on average, that's a new green machine every four months. The only two confirmed US models so far are the …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Elon Musk Believes That It'll Soon Be Illegal for Humans to Drive

Tesla CEO and storied entrepreneur Elon Musk thinks that it’ll be illegal for humans to drive in<p>Tesla CEO and storied entrepreneur Elon Musk thinks that it’ll be illegal for humans to drive in the future. Musk has been quoted saying that human drivers are “too dangerous,” and that autonomous cars …

Our Best Layer Cake Recipes

From old-fashioned chocolate layer cake to carmelized-apple spice cake to the ultimate coconut cake, choose from more than 40 of our best layer cake recipes Here, Martha's father's favorite orange-curd filled cake topped with chocolate frosting.

Elon Musk: Tesla software update makes driving out of range 'impossible'

Tesla drivers won't need to worry much about the range of their electric cars anymore.<p>With an over-the-air software update, the Tesla Model S sedan …

Tesla

Weedkiller alert over cancer link

The World Heath Organisation's cancer agency has declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular herbicide Roundup, is 'probably carcinogenic'<p>The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared that one of the UK’s most widely used weedkillers is “probably carcinogenic to …

Glyphosate

Gene Method Makes Mutants More Easily, and Sparks Concerns

Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably, using a recently developed gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. And just as in the "X-Men" movies, not everyone is happy about that.<p>The procedure, known as mutagenic chain reaction, is described in a paper published online …

Healthy Recipe: Gluten- and Sugar-Free Banana Bread

Somewhere, in a quiet corner of Malibu, California, guests at the legendary wellness spa Ranch at Live Oak are tucking into a divine, healthy meal made from fresh, wholesome ingredients. Now, with the just-released <i>The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook</i>, you can bring the magic of the resort home with you. …

Amazon's Drone Delivery Dreams Just Took a Step Closer to Reality

Amazon’s hopes of delivering shipments to customers via drones got a little more real Thursday as federal regulators granted the company approval to …

Fool Any Cookie Connoisseur With These Healthy Baking Tricks

Think vegan cookies are just sugary cardboard? Oh no! Just the other day, I whipped up some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and said to my husband, "Do they taste vegan?" His response: "I can't even tell anymore." Boom! My job is done. So whether you're giving up eggs and dairy because of ethical …