Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane? What Houston is to space
It's a rough life for a space robot. It's cold, dark, and there is no promise of a return trip back to Earth. There are also far-off moons like Jupiter's Europa, which are believed to have vast oceans
The battle lines are being drawn as the FCC debates its open internet rules Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon yesterday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division
Human muscle can repair itself on its own, so long as it doesn't suffer severe damage. But researchers now say that a new surgical technique can enable the regeneration of some muscle after large amounts
By all accounts, the world’s largest video network for gamers—and the lucrative arena of competitive gaming that it powers—is on a path to colossal growth. Twitch, a social platform where users can watch,
At least, you don't want online multiplayability shoehorned in. In the age of _Call of Duty _and _Halo _and every other massively popular videogame, an idea has formed: if you can't play the game online,
Proof that genome size doesn't correlate with intelligence. Or DOES it? Loblolly pines are pleasant conifers that grow throughout the Southeast US, and are probably the most commercially important tree
Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool.
Our picks of the week from around the web, including the military’s war on tooth decay, the slow death of the microwave and the virtues of castration. The slow death of the microwave Roberto Ferdman |
Updates for climate change resilience may allow communities like Miami Beach to survive the century, but they're costing millions of dollars In South Florida, more frequent and destructive flooding due
The Oculus Rift development kit is no longer for sale in most parts of the world, the company reports. The dev hardware for the virtual reality headset has been on sale since Oculus kicked off their Kickstarter
Maker Studios creates content aimed mostly at millennials. Re/code reports Maker receives 5.5 billion views per month on its channels. Maker is home to one of YouTube's biggest stars, "PewDiePie," a 24-year-old
This is Hungerford, a large female snowy owl. Last summer she was just a hatchling — a gray ball of fuzz in the middle of the Arctic tundra. In the fall, newly equipped with adult plumage, she flew thousands
We ask AIDS expert Anthony Fauci about reports that an HIV-infected baby has tested negative for the virus after aggressive treatments. Researchers announced this week that a baby infected with HIV, or
A giant lake could have filled Gale Crater and encircled Mount Sharp. Water-carved rocks high up on a Martian mountain, just reported by planetary scientists, point to a very watery past for the red planet.