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Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014


Arrests made over zombifying drug known as 'devil's breath'

Can a sniff of powder believed to be used by witches in the Middle Ages turn you into a zombie at the beck and call of your attacker? Maybe so, three arrests in Paris indicate.

By September 3, 2015


You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


What to do if you find a massive ancient whale skull in a Virginia swamp

The skull of a baleen whale that lived more than 5 million years ago was pulled out of a swamp in a part of the United States that used to be underwater. No, it's not Seattle in April.

By August 26, 2015


New technique could tell CSIs how old a fingerprint is

Mass spectrometry could be the key to solving more crimes by identifying how long fingerprints have been on the scene.

By August 12, 2015


Verizon mulls mobile video that doesn't eat into your data cap

The telecom company is readying a mobile and online video service for launch in late summer, and a top exec says there's nothing like it.

By July 21, 2015


Reasons to get excited for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

If you missed the star-studded panel for "The Force Awakens" at Comic-Con 2015, "Star Wars" expert Bonnie Burton is your guide to why we should all be freaking out like happy Jawas about the upcoming movie. Utinni!

By July 15, 2015


Watch a massive solar filament blaze out from the sun

The sun engaged in some spectacular celestial fireworks this week when an enormous solar filament erupted out into space.

By May 4, 2015


Free movies expiring soon and everything on Hulu for April

Find out which movies to binge on before the end of the month and also the newest stuff on Netflix.

By April 16, 2015


Watch: Total solar eclipse looks perfect from space

With no pesky clouds to get in its way, the European Space Agency's Proba-2 satellite captures a stunning view of the moon blotting out the sun.

By March 20, 2015