Google has quietly rolled out its new conversational search feature in the latest version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users that hit up the Google homepage will now see a small microphone
Too much is bad, but too little may also be bad. The Institute of Medicine issued a report this week evaluating the evidence on links between salt intake and health (press release here; NYT report here).
Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term. Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's
When things go wrong on the International Space Station, astronauts often have to get creative with the repairs. Here are 5 of NASA's most MacGyver-y moments. _ Click to launch the photo gallery_ Spacewalking
Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more that
Google Glass isn't even for sale yet, but it's already facing backlash. There have been articles in the Atlantic and Wired mocking techies who have a pair, and even Saturday Night Live got in on the jabbing
We’ve seen a plethora of a great devices released in 2013 already. HTC managed to make a comeback with its immaculate and beautifully crafted device, the HTC One. Samsung? They launched the Galaxy S4,
Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.
The key is to run by how you feel on race day. Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in Cleveland this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use
Forget biomechanics, we need to measure the outcomes that matter: injuries. I gave a talk last week at the annual scientific meeting of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medecine about the current
The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute's Jill Tarter has spent decades searching for the signals that would tell us we aren't alone in the cosmos. Tarter discusses the hunt, and
Earth's atmosphere is entering a new era. A mountaintop research station that has been tracking carbon dioxide for more than 50 years says the level of that gas in our air has reached a milestone: 400
Northrop Grumman performed a viability study on plans from a private startup that wants to send people to the moon for a cool $750 million. Ready to land on the moon like a princess? Private spaceflight
3.6 billion light-years: the distance from Earth of a recently observed gamma-ray burst, the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever seen $25,000: the fine internet providers face per day if they
Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the primary gases involved in global warming, reached a new, cautionary milestone yesterday. The oldest continuous CO2 measuring station in the world,