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Experimental Alzheimer's drug also seems to slow ageing

A drug tested on mice as a potential preventative against Alzheimer's disease had a range of unexpected anti-ageing effects.

By November 17, 2015


Superman is most toxic superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a phishing scheme! Security firm McAfee says Net villains like to bait their hyperlink hooks with Superman's moniker.

By July 15, 2014


Your sunscreen is helping kill the coral reefs

A key UV-blocking ingredient in sunscreen has been proven toxic to coral, contributing to reef death around the world.

By October 20, 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


Bubbly, floating water ball on the ISS might show a future industry

One aspiring space industrialist thinks a viral video of weird air bubbles inside a floating ball of water could help build a new space economy.

By October 23, 2015


How to recycle your phone for cash

Six tips to know before converting your old electronics into cash.

By July 28, 2015


East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015


A year by the Hearth: How Hearthstone plays its digital cards right

Commentary: One year, four expansions and 30 million players. Here's five reasons a World of Warcraft side-project became its own juggernaut.

By August 24, 2015


These frogs shoot venom straight from their heads

Scientists discover that two species pack a powerful punch to potential predators with a poisonous poke from their heads. If these guys headbutt you, seek medical help immediately.

By August 6, 2015


You'll never guess science's new best hangover cure

Technically Incorrect: A new study declares a fruity remedy for the alcohol-induced headache. It might not be one you'd imagine.

By August 6, 2015