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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


Get rarities by author Neil Gaiman -- and pay what you want for them

Rare, never-before-published books, poems, comics, speeches and more (including a novel about the band Duran Duran) by author Neil Gaiman are now available digitally on Humble Bundle.

By September 9, 2015


'Star Wars' author compares homophobic fans to the Empire

Author Chuck Wendig tells fans to "stop being the Empire" after they criticize him for making the lead character gay in his novel "Star Wars: Aftermath."

By September 8, 2015


These frustrated potholes tweet complaints straight to the authorities

Plenty of people tweet gripes about potholes going unrepaired. Now the potholes themselves are tweeting their frustration.

By June 1, 2015


Chinese authorities pay visits to Uber offices

Officials in Guangzhou and Chengdu have investigated two Uber offices in China, as part of the government crackdown on the taxi-hailing app's operations.

By May 7, 2015


'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015


'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' trailer makes killing zombies look classy

Hold on to your corsets! These zombie slayers bring weapons to ballroom dances and tea parties in an entertaining twist on author Jane Austen's beloved romantic novel.

By October 9, 2015


Rise of the Tomb Raider: Is Lara struggling with her sanity?

Director Brian Horton and franchise creative director Noah Hughes delve into Lara Croft's headspace at the start of her latest adventure.

By October 11, 2015


Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014


Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

The former nuclear power plant, deemed too radioactive for human habitation, is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study finds.

By October 8, 2015