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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


3D scanning deciphers ancient Hebrew scroll

A fragile scroll discovered in 1970 on the western shore of the Dead Sea has finally been deciphered, revealing it to be part of a Torah scroll.

By July 20, 2015


iSperm lets your iPad analyze your swimmers at home

The iSperm device has already been used to spy on the sperm of scores of boars. Soon, it could be used in the same way for men.

By July 20, 2015


Hands-on with the Quicklock NFC padlock

Ideal for both personal use and work environments, this smart lock opens as if by magic. And now it has a lower price, too.

By April 29, 2015


Projected lab-grown burger price has already dropped dramatically

The cost of the €250,000 burger grown in The Netherlands' Maastricht University would be dramatically lower if produced on a mass scale.

By April 6, 2015



The PathFindIR II presents very gee-whiz imagery, but its cost and installation put it in a niche market, best for people with larger vehicles who drive dark, rural roads beset with wandering livestock.

By February 12, 2015

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​FAA's liberal proposed rules win allies in drone business

The US government agency's suggested regulations won't let Amazon deliver packages, but they generally make it very easy for businesses to use drones.

By February 17, 2015


What would happen to Earth if humans suddenly disappeared?

A video from AsapScience explores what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth (though we obviously wouldn't be around to worry about it).

By January 28, 2015


Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014


Ancient parchment's secrets revealed through DNA

A history of agriculture is locked away in centuries worth of documents from the British Isles -- if you know how to find it.

By December 9, 2014