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Ellen DeGeneres 'Falls More in Love with Portia All the Time'

When Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay 17 years ago, the unexpected professional backlash and personal isolation that followed was a rude awakening.<p>“I …

Ellen Degeneres

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Niloy Banerjee<p>When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with …


Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reportedly Met With Apple's Top Deals Exec

Last year, multiple analysts recommended that Apple buy Tesla to make a bold push into the auto industry. As it turns out, the Cupertino, Calif. may …

Artificial graphene could outperform the real thing

Graphene is truly a 21st-century wonder material, finding use in everything from solar cells to batteries to tiny antennas. Now, however, a group of …


Indian Startup Little Eye Labs Confirms Its Acquisition By Facebook, Deal Worth $10-$15M

Last month, we reported that Facebook was planning to buy Little Eye Labs, an Indian startup that makes a software tool for analyzing the performance of Android apps. Now the Bangalore-based company has confirmed its acquisition by the social media giant. A direct source told us that the deal is in …

Rigel in Orion is blue-white

Blue-white Rigel, in the constellation Orion, is one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It’s about twice as hot, and 40,000 times brighter, …


Triple millisecond pulsar reveals secrets of gravity

Astronomers have pinned down masses and orbits of three stars in a unique system. Next, they’ll use the system to study details in Einstein’s theory …


Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Home Automation

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Emerging Technology

Bihar bombing fans fears of new bloodshed in India's age-old caste battle

Acquittals over 90s massacres of lower-caste Dalits seen as spark for revenge killings sending shockwaves through impoverished Bihar state and across India<p>Sheltering in the shade, next to the buffaloes, the special police commandos shake their heads. "Everything is very quiet," says PC Bharat …

Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.<p>The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing polymer banknotes -- in other words, plastic money -- in …

Jane Austen

2013's Biggest Tech Moments, Told In Photos

Octocopters, hyperloops, bitcoin — in the tech world, this is what we call an "eventful year." But you needn't fear information overload. Looking back, these are the innovations and tech moments to remember from 2013.<p><i>This story appears the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine,</i> …

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Curiosity dates rock, finds potential good news for astronauts and search for life

The highlight of the announced results was the first geological dating of a rock on Mars. It came from "Cumberland," the second rock Curiosity …

Earth Science

The View from Up Here: Babies Learn Faster in High Chairs

Playing with those sweet potatoes again? Mashing that avocado like it’s a piece of playdough? All that gooey, messy fun could help babies learn words for things that aren’t solid.<p>Researchers have long known that babies learn language first by naming objects – table, chair, doggie, and so on. They …

How nanotechnology can trick the body into accepting fake bones

Altering the surface of orthopaedic implants has already helped patients – and nanotech can fight infections too<p>One of medicine's primary objectives is to trick the body into doing something it doesn't want to do. We try to convince our immune systems to attack cancer cells (our immune systems …