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Shipwrecked silk dress survives 400 years under water

A 17th century gown excavated from a shipwreck looks like it could be put on and worn to the ball.

By April 15, 2016

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VIP at illegal-drug site Silk Road nabbed in Thailand, police say

A 54-year-old Canadian man arrested this week served as the "closest advisor" to Silk Road founder "Dread Pirate Roberts," according to law enforcement.

By December 5, 2015

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Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.

By November 7, 2015

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Federal agent pleads guilty to corruption charges in Silk Road case

A former DEA agent admits to pocketing more than $100,000 worth of bitcoins that he solicited from Ross Ulbricht, founder of the online bazaar for illegal drugs.

By July 2, 2015

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Silk Road founder appeals conviction a week after life sentence

Attorneys for the mastermind of the illegal-drugs site have filed an appeal. It's another episode in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture run amok.

By June 5, 2015

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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.

By May 29, 2015

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Spider silk made without the spiders

After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.

By May 28, 2015

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Change your name to Trump to get followed by The Donald

Nearly 45 percent of the accounts the GOP presidential nominee follows on Twitter carry his surname.

By July 20, 2016

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Moscow wants a Hyperloop

A deal signed with Hyperloop One could bring the futuristic transportation system not just to the Russian capital, but also to the vast expanse of central Asia.

By June 22, 2016

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Knocked Sense-less: Startup reverses plan to bring smart hardware to your home

Silk Labs' Sense device wasn't aimed at the mainstream, but now won't even reach developers. Designing both software and hardware is tough.

By June 8, 2016