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Xiaomi sells 26 million smartphones in first half of 2014

Xiaomi bucks a reportedly slowing Chinese market with 26.1 million smartphones sold in the first half of 2014, a 271 percent increase compared with the year before.

By July 2, 2014

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: US need not lose its edge in science

The famed astrophysicist says there's a reason some chemical elements are named for places in the US -- and that we don't have to leave those glory days in the past.

By June 20, 2014

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MythBuster Kari Byron helping White House tout science

Fourth-annual science fair is dedicated to getting girls into STEM subjects. Who better to help than the famous MythBuster?

By May 24, 2014

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Can a gecko stick to Teflon? Science finds the answer

Researchers at the University of Akron have done some experiments to see how geckos fare against Teflon — with surprising results.

By April 27, 2014

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The science of drinking all you like and not getting drunk

The co-founder of the Boston Beer Company insists that all you have to do is swallow dry yeast before you start drinking.

By April 26, 2014

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Facebook and Oculus join for science fiction future

The companies believe that by joining forces, they can invent the future and turn science fiction into fact.

By March 25, 2014

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Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.

By April 13, 2014

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Drive a rover and support sci-fi game Extrasolar expansion on Kickstarter

The glamour of science without the work! It's your chance to control a Mars rover, but on an alien world and for a possibly shady scientific organization. Season 1 is completed (and free).

By September 8, 2014

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Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

A core reason why recent hits like Flappy Bird and Threes found success -- and are massively addictive -- lies in the way they put us in a unique zen-like state known as flow.

By February 15, 2014

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Diamonds? Nah. Burning Man wedding ring holds a piece of the moon

This wedding will be remembered for many things, but mostly because the new bride got a 3D-printed ring with an ultra-rare, honest-to-goodness lunar rock.

By September 6, 2014