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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 October 8, 2015


Why humans prefer robots as flawed as we are

The slick, seemingly flawless robots of our sci-fi dreams may not be the best kind of bots to play with our kids and help care for us when we're sick, research suggests.

By October 13, 2015


Turn yourself into a virtual Freud, and you just might feel better

When study subjects get advice from a virtual counselor that looks like them and another that looks like the 19th-century doctor, they report that one helps their mood more.

By September 21, 2015


Text in a downpour with the help of Phone-brella (Tomorrow Daily 245)

If you've ever suffered from what we like to call "umbrella neck" (when you have to squeeze your umbrella between your neck and shoulder to be able to use both hands), you might enjoy the quirky yet helpful Phone-brella.

By September 22, 2015


Should we ban sex robots? Some scientists say yes, I say no

Commentary: Sexbots are no longer just sci-fi fantasies. While some scientists worry they're leading us down a dangerous path, CNET's Bonnie Burton is more concerned for the robots themselves.

By September 21, 2015


Dell pledges $125 billion to boost Chinese innovation

Dell's new "In China, For China" strategy includes investment in next-generation technologies and artificial intelligence.

By September 10, 2015


Many psychology experiments aren't replicated, study shows

Technically Incorrect: A research study involving attempts to confirm the results of 270 studies in the top-ranking scientific journals of 2008, 64 percent of studies weren't confirmed.

By August 28, 2015


Don't have time to drink your coffee? Chew it with Go Cubes

A new product called Go Cubes on Indiegogo promises portable, edible coffee in the form of gummies made out of real cold brew.

By August 20, 2015


Mario may save the princess, but is the famous plumber evil?

He eats mushrooms and saves princesses, but is the Goomba-crushing, Bowser-beating Mario actually a pretty evil dude? A new Vsauce 3 video explores.

By August 14, 2015


What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.

By August 4, 2015