A woman's children find hamburger patty-sized rocks on a California beach. They like them, so she puts them in her pocket. Shortly afterward, her pocket catches fire and she suffers serious burns.
A couple of recent incidents have seen damaged smart phones injuring a Swiss teenager and killing a Chinese iPhone owner.
With both of our backup engineers missing in action, Mark Licea takes up his old post and helps run the board. We'll try to defend Las Vegas in spite of the Heart Attack Grill, weigh the possibility of Apple releasing their own smartwatch, and question the role of Twitter in crime coverage.
Have a need to know how to make Edible Origami or pomegranate wine? The Hungry Scientist Handbook has fun DIY projects for adults.
Open source and your Mac. What a combo! Here's an open-source program for keeping your MacBook Pro cool.
School bus technology is improving Humvee safety, the Department of Homeland Security goes social, and a Taser apparently ignites gas fumes around a suspect.
A Chinese welder has died after a cell phone battery exploded in his chest pocket, according to county officials. Motorola is investigating.
With strict new standards, the landscape of lighting is rapidly changing. Here's everything you'll need to know to keep up.
A man is seriously injured after a cell phone ignites.
Mad scientists abound at World Maker Faire, from morbid carnival-ride builders to Tesla coil musicians. Kids' science education could get a boost from this, even if safety waivers have to be signed in the process.