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Our doom will come sci-fi-style, NASA-funded study says

Uh-oh. The "1 Percent" might just lead to the complete collapse of civilization, according to a study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. But all hope is not lost.

By Mar. 17, 2014


Comic book superheroes take on world hunger

The biggest names in supervillian butt-kicking are turning their sights on famine, with DC's Justice League leaping into the fight.

By Jan. 23, 2012


Doomsday Clock moves 1 minute closer to catastrophe

Blaming a lack of progress on nuclear arms and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists puts humanity at five minutes before a dire midnight.

By Jan. 11, 2012


Jerry and Sue: A MicroHoo! fairy tale

As the story goes, Hansel and Gretel vanquished the witch. But in the Microhoo! fairy tale of Jerry and Sue, well, things don't turn out quite so rosy.

By Jul. 14, 2008


Where to go for fried chicken in North Korea

Google Earth interactive site provides detailed look into North Korea.

By May. 29, 2009


Facebook, Netflix, and the art of blowing the lead

This week, both Facebook and Netflix--two indisputable leaders in tech--got a little cocky and might blow the entire game because of it. Is arrogance the one thing customers simply will not stand?

By Sep. 21, 2011


Three ways to research your family tree

The do-it-yourself approach to getting the lowdown on your ancestors may lead you down a series of blind alleys. An alternative to the high-end genealogical resources offered by Ancestry.com is the personal and affordable services of a mom-and-pop operation.

By Mar. 24, 2012


Microsoft after Gates, Bill without Microsoft

As Bill Gates prepares to walk away from Microsoft, both the man and the company he founded will face challenges getting along without each other, Newsweek reports.

By Jun. 22, 2008


Microsoft exec: Survival is all about research

Rick Rashid, the founding member of Microsoft Research, talks about how the 18-year-old group has contributed to everything from Microsoft's streaming media to the Xbox 360.

By May. 22, 2008