Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.
Panda watchers around the world are faced this morning with the bleak reality of the US government shutdown also shutting down the popular panda cam.
Some broadband companies are still better than others at giving you a realistic estimate of what speeds you'll get before you sign up.
A Massachusetts man discovers a strange-looking green rock on the banks of the Merrimack River. He later discovers there's a reason it looks a bit unusual.
When good moles go bad, the iOS app can help determine your risk for melanoma. The app uses photos of your moles, and a risk assessment process, to give you a heads-up about your cancer chances.
The Web site and app allow users to upload photos of moles and other skin conditions to measure and monitor any changes and to consult with a dermatologist within 24 hours.
An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time.
Scratch that itch. Chemists develop a spray-on substance that can identify the presence of urushiol, the oily sap on poison ivy that surely comes from the devil himself.