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Naked Venus: What it looks like under its cloud clothes

Take a peek beneath the carbon-dioxide clouds of Venus with radar data that sees its surface secrets.

By March 10, 2015


Don't let your iPhone 6 go naked: Making the case for a case

Living with the iPhone 6, part 4, in which Scott Stein admits he's just not comfortable letting this new iPhone go unsheathed.

By September 23, 2014


Lasers cool liquid for the first time

The technique, which was able to drop a liquid's temperature by 20 degrees Celsius, could eventually be used for everyday tasks like refrigerating water.

By November 18, 2015


Halo boss on Cortana: 'She's not actually nude'

Frank O'Connor explains that, because she's an AI, she "neither has clothes nor private parts."

By October 28, 2015


New camera captures invisible details, sees through the skin of fruit

Microsoft Research teams up with University of Washington to develop a camera that can capture the veins in your hand and other things not visible to the naked eye.

By October 15, 2015


Wolves among us: Five real-life werewolves from history

These days werewolves can be fun, exciting and even a little sexy, but in early modern period Europe, they were deemed a very real and dangerous threat.

By October 29, 2015


Raise a glass to the booze-spewing Comet Lovejoy

The distinctive green comet is releasing a large amount of alcohol into space, although probably not anything you'd actually want to drink.

By October 25, 2015


Cameraman versus wild: BBC kitbashing shows a new animal life story

Forget sweeping savannahs and running gazelles. The BBC took a new approach to filming its latest wildlife documentary "Life Story," hacking their camera gear for unprecedented angles on the animal kingdom.

By October 19, 2015


What happens when a giant hole opens on the sun?

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has photographed a massive coronal hole gaping across the face of the sun. Here's what it means.

By October 18, 2015


iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases and screen protectors: 5 things you need to know

If you're wondering what the differences are between "old" iPhone 6 cases and new 6S cases, you've come to the right place.

By September 30, 2015