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The world’s most endangered food

Many varieties of fruit, meat and vegetable are disappearing from our plates, says Rachel Nuwer. Why is this happening, and can we stop the rot?<p>The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could be mistaken for a set piece from a futuristic Stanley Kubrick film. It juts out of the side of a mountain in Svalbard …

Launching the Next Wave of Rocket Builders (Op-Ed)

<i>Edward Miyashiro</i> <i>is vice president of the Raytheon Company Evaluation Team at Raytheon Co. He has worked in the defense and aerospace industry for 40</i> …

A Photographic Exploration Of The Oldest Living Things In The World

For nearly a decade, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the globe in search of the world's oldest living things. From the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback to Greenland's icy expanses, she captures portraits of life forms so relentless they've managed to survive eons of planetary …

And The Winner Is… Best eBook Reading App

Next time you are traveling somewhere or commuting your way to work, look around you. It’s evident that the number of book lovers who have taken to reading on a digital format has risen significantly over the years. In 2011 and 2012, Amazon said it sold 105 books for its Kindle e-reader for every …

1Password 4.2 For Mac Released With Over 30 New Features

Today AgileBits released 1Password 4.2 for Mac, a big update to the popular password manager that brings over 30 new features and improvements. The bulk of the additions are actually for 1Password mini, the app’s browser extension for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.<p>You can finally edit items …

MH370: Missing plane could have kept flying four hours after disappearing, US investigators say – live

Latest developments<p>Before I hand over to Matthew Weaver in London, here are the latest developments in the ongoing search for flight MH370.<p>Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is <b>still missing</b>, some five days after it vanished in the air near Vietnam.<br>• The Wall Street Journal is reporting that U.S. …

How to Know If Someone’s Really Dead

<b>Correction added Feb. 28, 2014</b><p>Dead is dead—except when it isn’t. That’s the lesson 78-year old Walter Williams of Holmes County, Miss., learned late …

The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong

He grew up in grinding poverty and was forever in trouble at school. So how did Leonard Susskind become one of the world’s greatest physicists?<p>The day that Leonard Susskind decided he was not going to follow his father into the family plumbing business, his parents were appalled. “My father was a …

The Molecule That Tells You When You’ve Used Too Much Sriracha

Author: Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine. Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>The …

Scientists in Japan to put Stars-2 satellite into orbit to trial space cleanup

It sounds like an idea for a niche movie aimed at sci-fi anoraks: a floating magnetic net that harnesses tonnes of wayward space junk and makes the overcrowded orbital lanes above Earth's atmosphere safe for future exploration.<p>Yet that is what scientists in Japan will have in mind when they put a …