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Most luminous galaxy glows like 300 trillion suns, says NASA

Someone left a bright nightlight on in the universe. One of NASA's spacecrafts located the shiniest galaxy ever discovered.

By May 22, 2015


Road Trip 2009

Daniel Terdiman hits the road yet again, this time to find the tech and science hot spots in the Rockies and Great Plains. You're invited to follow along on his travels--without getting the left-arm sunburn.


9,000-year-old ritual decapitation discovered in Brazil

Archaeologists dig up the site of a ritual decapitation in which a person's head was buried along with amputated hands. It's coming soon to a campfire tale near you.

By September 23, 2015


Drone maker 3D Robotics sees the future, and it is apps

For Road Trip 2015, we travel to the outskirts of San Diego to check in with a company trying to democratize drone software for the world, a la smartphones and app stores.

By July 16, 2015


SurveyMonkey taps new CEO, adds Sheryl Sandberg to board

High-profile HP exec Bill Veghte becomes the online polling company's new chief executive, while Facebook COO Sandberg takes a seat at the company her late husband ran for six years.

By July 6, 2015


Taxi drivers demand US mayors regulate Uber

Cabbies hold a protest at the ride-hailing company's San Francisco headquarters in hopes of catching the attention of the US Conference of Mayors.

By June 22, 2015


Women take to the stage, finally, at Apple developers confab

Two women on stage might not seem like a big deal, until you realize that -- until now -- only two women had made an appearance since 2007 at the developers' conference. And they didn't even work at Apple.

By June 8, 2015


Uber celebrates its fifth birthday with tears

CEO Travis Kalanick gets emotional as he says he has high hopes for Uber's future. "If we were able to achieve this much in five years," he says, "just imagine what we could achieve in the next five."

By June 3, 2015


Uber to give cash a test run in India

The service is rolling out to customers in India's Hyderabad, and will allow them to make payments with cash, rather than a card.

By May 12, 2015


It's not women who are the problem in tech land

Silicon Valley's male-dominated culture could cost the technology industry the thing it values most: innovation.

By May 6, 2015


Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015