Study finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity
What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently.
NASA set to debut online software catalog April 10
High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access
Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.
Programming the smart home: 'If this, then that'
Homes already have intelligent devices beyond the TV remote—garage door openers, coffee makers, laundry machines, lights, HVAC—but each has its own arcane steps for programming. User research now shows ...
How Twitter shapes public opinion
How exactly does Twitter, with its 241 million users tweeting out 500 million messages daily, shape public opinion?
Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms
According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, ...
Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role
Opportunity discovers that oldest rocks reveal best chance for martian life
After a decade of roving relentlessly on the Red Planet, NASA's Opportunity rover discovered rocks that preserve the best evidence yet that ancient Mars was the most conducive time period for the formation ...
Computer writes its own fables
Researchers have created a computer program with the artificial intelligence to write its own fables.
NSA can retrieve, replay phone calls, report says (Update)
America's National Security Agency has technology that is capable of recording the phone calls of an entire country and replaying them later, a report based on leaked documents said Tuesday.
SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space
A sleek, white gumdrop-shaped space capsule that aims to carry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station and return to land anywhere on Earth was unveiled Thursday by SpaceX.
Evidence of water in meteorite revives debate over life on Mars
A team of scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate ...
Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells
(Phys.org) —Sometimes a cell has to die—when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism. Conversely, cells that refuse to die when expected can lead to cancer. ...
Early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica yields better pay in adulthood
In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science, researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an ind ...