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Apes who drink: Study finds chimps use leaves to chug, chug, chug

Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.

By June 10, 2015


'Top Chef Ape Edition'? Chimps may have mental capacity to cook

Chimpanzees may not only be able to learn how to cook, but prefer a cooked meal over a raw one, a new study says. They'd look funny in those poofy chef hats, however.

By June 3, 2015


Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal

Mozilla's major new ally will sell its Klif phone and six months' network service in 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Orange likes Firefox OS's inexpensive hardware requirements and expects to sell millions.

By March 1, 2015


Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

By July 31, 2014


Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars

The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 percent.

By July 23, 2014


Spotify to enter Africa with Vodacom pact?

The streaming-music service may move into Africa with a deal offering free data, according to a report, after already pervading Europe and launching in the Americas.

By June 2, 2014


Deep thoughts from aquanauts: Meet the Mission 31 undersea team

Who would live underwater for weeks at a time -- and in view of the public? Get to know Fabien Cousteau and his crew doing it for science, bragging rights, and, uh, the freeze-dried food.

By June 1, 2014


Google Doodle honors famed zoologist Dian Fossey

Best known for her study of endangered gorillas in Africa, the late Fossey would've turned 82 years old on Thursday.

By January 16, 2014


Intel dives into wearables with new smartwatch and headset devices

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker is trying to prove it's no longer just a PC company, introducing new devices and partnerships.

By January 6, 2014


Giant NES controller table gets the steampunk treatment

Another NES controller coffee table has arrived on the scene -- this time with a distinctly steampunk flavor.

By May 9, 2013