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This is what singing slime mold sounds like

An artist captures the electricity activity of a slime mold and converts it to music. If it starts a band with other slime molds, they better call themselves the Slime Mold Beatles.

By October 8, 2015


Snowden backs international campaign to outlaw mass surveillance

Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked documents to the press, wants the United Nations to pass a proposal to end mass snooping by governments and also protect whistle-blowers like himself.

By September 24, 2015


Amazon pilot 'Casanova' wants you to show a little love for history's greatest lover

If you like this pilot episode from the director of "Amelie", it could be made into a series. Here's our review.

By August 6, 2015


Artist Miranda July lets you spy on celebrity e-mails

The "We Think Alone" project makes public famous folks' e-mails on topics like money and advice. "Our inner life is not actually the same thing as our life on the computer," July notes.

By July 10, 2013


Pianist to perform musical duet with slime mold

Say hello to one half of a musical duo premiering this weekend -- a single-cell organism that usually hides out in wet forests.

By February 28, 2015


HBO orders 'Westworld' to series, premieres 2015

The sci-fi Western makes its way to the small screen again, this time starring Anthony Hopkins and produced by Bad Robot.

By November 17, 2014


Somebody app delivers messages via the nearest human

Somebody is a messaging app that sends the message, not to you, but the closest Somebody user to you -- who then has to hunt you down to deliver the contents.

By August 28, 2014


Hello Kitty is not a cat?

Thanks to an anthropologist's unusual discovery, the iconic cartoon character is considered by some to be a girl, not a cat. Even Sanrio spokespeople can't quite agree. Goodbye, Kitty. Hello...what exactly?

By August 28, 2014


The worst bosses aren't like Darth Vader anymore

Buried in a survey about work software is the revelation that the boss who makes workers life a misery is more like Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons.'

By August 19, 2014


Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.

By July 6, 2014