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Giant tree of life contains 2.3 million species

The first draft of a new "tree of life" contains every named species of flora and fauna known from over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.

By September 22, 2015


Guy spots super-rare 'living fossil' a second time -- 30 years later

One scientist says it might be the "rarest animal in the world," and he's just seen it in the South Pacific three decades after his first sighting.

By August 25, 2015


Crazy art installation puts an LED thunderstorm in a glass house

German artist Leigh Sachwitz displays a wildly interactive and immersive art piece that creates a raging storm inside the gallery.

By July 1, 2015


Watch a squadron of bees build a giant teapot

A designer in Rotterdam got 60,000 bees to help him create a one-of-a-kind sculpture, and you can watch them work.

By February 23, 2015


Minecraft arrives on PS4 just ahead of Xbox One

The popular and sometimes addictive game lands on the PlayStation Store on Thursday, outhustling the Xbox One debut slated for Friday.

By September 4, 2014


Minecraft for Xbox One to launch on Friday

The popular game rolls out to Xbox One users for $19.99 -- or as an upgrade from the Xbox 360 version for $4.99.

By September 3, 2014


Hack a hat to remind you to reapply sunscreen

Absent-minded sun worshipers can retrofit a regular hat with a UV index sensor to remind them to re-slather on sunscreen.

By July 24, 2014


Homemade undersea scanner finds strange new world

Nathaniel Stern dives beneath the sea armed with DIY photography rigs toggled from custom electronics. The artist's results? Bizarre and beautiful.

By July 14, 2014


Underwater Iron Man to search for world's oldest computer

A submersible exosuit is going to be deployed searching the wreck of the Antikythera in the Aegean Sea to search for ancient technology.

By June 5, 2014


Don't panic: Canada won't blanket its wilderness with Wi-Fi

Some backcountry enthusiasts are bristling at a plan that could mean wireless Internet access at a few parks starting this summer. The agency says visitors demand it and need it -- but it'll be limited to areas like campgrounds and visitor centers.

By April 29, 2014