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The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

Shopping By Drone Could Be Good for the Environment

Of all the many, many criticisms of Amazon‘s planned delivery drones, this one might be the simplest: who needs another way to help us consume more …

Internet erupts in parody to Amazon's proposed delivery drones

Depending on execution, parody can be one of the best or worst ways to get a message across. Today, we've seen examples of both lambasting Amazon Prime Air, the company's new plan to use drones to deliver packages to your door. Twitter reacted with the usual mix of humor, disdain, and nitpicking, …

Congress uses cartoon video to explain the problems with patent trolls and “legalized extortion”

In 2011, Congress tried — and failed — to fix America’s broken patent system with the America Invents Act. Now, reform advocates like Rep. Bob …

23andMe hit with class action over “misleading” genetic ads

California-based 23andMe, already in the midst of a regulatory firestorm with the FDA, is being targeted by a class action lawsuit that claims its …

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