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'Smart tags' can sense when food or medicine go bad

Researchers have devised tiny color-coded tags that can be placed on food and beverage containers to determine whether the products inside are spoiled or fresh.

By 19 March 2014


How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By 9 October 2015


Science is serious about developing an 'exercise pill'

It's not just for couch potatoes...a pill to at least supplement your workout may arrive one day, and some researchers think they've got a way to make that happen.

By 8 October 2015


Those were just 'Big Bang Theory' lines, says doc facing suspension

Technically Incorrect: A doctor in the UK uses the television comedy as his defense for remarks to female co-workers.

By 6 October 2015


A cure for blindness? Stem cells may hold the key

A 60-year-old is the first person in a test to see whether the foundational cells can help reverse a vision problem called macular degeneration. Early results should arrive in December.

By 30 September 2015


Venture capital firm plans $10M virtual-reality funding blitz

Rothenberg Ventures will provide funding to startups developing virtual reality and other next-generation technologies.

By 18 September 2015


Exoskeleton gives paralysed man use of his legs

A man who has been completely paralysed for four years has been able to take thousands of steps using his own muscles, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton.

By 4 September 2015


Shell-less ancestor of turtles revealed through holes in its head

A 260 million-year-old fossil has been determined to be the oldest ancestor of turtles found to date, revealing something about the reptile's mysterious past.

By 3 September 2015


Work out or the giraffe gets it: Tep app does fitness Tamagotchi-style

A fitness-tracking app called Tep challenges you to walk, run and cycle regularly to keep your adorable pet giraffe alive.

By 2 September 2015


A million ways to break in at the world's largest security gathering

Reporter's Notebook: From cars to security badges, if you build it, they will hack it at Defcon, the annual meeting of cybersecurity pros.

By 11 August 2015