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Genetically engineered tomato competes with 50 bottles of red wine

Don't expect them in salad yet, but research shows introducing certain genes can turn tomatoes into supercharged nutrient bags.

By November 3, 2015


These connected cameras take DIY security to the next level

Browse our list of cameras to see if do-it-yourself home security is right for you.

By July 6, 2015


Your sunscreen is helping kill the coral reefs

A key UV-blocking ingredient in sunscreen has been proven toxic to coral, contributing to reef death around the world.

By October 20, 2015


Unboiled eggs and mammal bladders: The Ig Nobel Prize goes to...

This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.

By September 19, 2015


Android Wear to rise as smart wearables surge

Market researcher IDC forecasts a boom in sales of wearable devices, especially smart ones, with Google's Android Wear gear gaining ground on the Apple Watch.

By September 14, 2015


Watch a match-head bomb burst into flames in slow motion

The Slo Mo Guys film a match-head bomb in their backyard with a Phantom Flex slow-motion camera, and if you're thinking it's a good idea to try this at home, you should just stop reading now.

By August 22, 2015


Fluorescent compounds shed light on Alzheimer's disease

New class of imaging agents enables clinicians to watch the progression of Alzheimer's disease in real time in the brains of living patients.

By September 18, 2013


Most Android phones at risk from simple text hack, researcher says

Last year, more than 1 billion Android devices shipped around the globe. Security firm Zimperium says this vulnerability could affect 95 percent of them.

By July 27, 2015


Twitter briefly blocked in Turkey after deadly bombing

The service was blocked after the users in Turkey were posting images of the Suruc bombing and protesting the government.

By July 22, 2015


IBM and allies find a way to make chips even tinier and faster

A prototype chip has quadruple the circuitry and double the performance of today's cutting-edge chips. This kind of work keeping Moore's Law ticking hastens the day your smartwatch has a lot more brains.

By July 8, 2015