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Ancient amber proves early insects were keen on high society

"Downton Abbey" has nothing on these ants and termites. Thanks to 100-million-year-old amber, we now have even earlier proof that insects have long known something about social class.

By February 11, 2016

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How perfect pancakes are helping prevent blindness

Researchers at University College London are studying the physics of pancakes to help improve treatments for glaucoma.

By February 7, 2016

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Creep-tastic cockroach robot refuses to be squished

Cockroaches may have a bad rap, but they inspired researchers to build a clever robot that can jam its body into cramped spaces.

By February 9, 2016

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Dive into medical drama 'Code Black' with 360-degree video

The freshman drama puts you inside a bustling emergency room with a new immersive video. We speak with the creator and executive producers about virtual reality and the evolution of storytelling.

By February 3, 2016

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How CGI and old-school trickery created two towering Tom Hardy performances in one film

Cinematographer Dick Pope reveals the mix of new-fangled and classic filmmaking tricks that created Hardy's award-winning dual role in gangster movie "Legend".

By February 1, 2016

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Google AI wants to dominate board games

A computer defeats a master of the ancient board game Go. Is Monopoly far behind?

By January 27, 2016

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Trippy 3D-printed glasses let you swap looks often

A Shanghai-based designer creates a line of colorful eyeglasses that would fit right into a comic book or abstract painting. Are we looking at the future of specs?

By October 12, 2015

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Google, Facebook ask court to reject patents on abstract ideas

A group of tech companies argues that combining abstract ideas with "on a computer" does not deserve a patent and stymies innovation.

By December 9, 2012

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Kickended: Where $0 failed Kickstarters go to die

Kickstarter projects that received not even a single dollar of love have been collected into an archive of futility that is equal parts sad and amusing.

By November 12, 2014

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Supreme Court raises bar on software patent claims

New ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank means firms must do more to advance 'abstract' software claims to receive a patent.

By June 19, 2014