Wearable tech 2.0 aims to alter mind, body
Grandmothers are wearing Fitbit, Jawbone bracelets pack the shelves of big-box stores and Apple's smartwatch is expected to be one of the most coveted Christmas gifts this year.
Why we still collect butterflies
Who doesn't love butterflies? While most people won't think twice about destroying a wasp nest on the side of the house, spraying a swarm of ants in the driveway, or zapping pesky flies at an outdoor barbecue, ...
Delayed astronauts leave International Space Station for Earth
Three astronauts left the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday for a return to Earth that had been delayed for a month by a rocket failure.
Image: Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts down to US
Canada has already had its share of wildfires this season, and the smoke from these wildfires is slowly drifting south over the United States' Midwest. The drifting smoke can be seen in this Terra satellite ...
Physicists demonstrate new violations of local realism
House votes to make ban on Internet access taxes permanent
The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents states from taxing access to the Internet.
'Myths' persist about the increase in human-caused seismic activity
Seismologists studying the recent dramatic upswing in earthquakes triggered by human activity want to clear up a few common misconceptions about the trend.
Russia aims for launch of next manned flight to ISS in July
Russia's space agency said on Tuesday the next manned mission to the International Space Station would blast off between July 23 and 25, after it delayed the launch due to a rocket failure.
Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world's entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, ...
Tajikistan ends Facebook block prompted by IS defector
Ex-Soviet Tajikistan on Monday lifted blocks on popular websites including Facebook and YouTube it imposed after a police chief appeared in an online video announcing his defection to the Islamic State group.
Yes, that ant does smell like blue cheese
If you live in the United States, you've probably seen an odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile) – one of the most common ants in the country. And for more than 50 years they've been described as smelling ...
Half of live dolphins caught in Japan exported despite hunt outcry: report
About half of live dolphins caught in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji were exported to China and other countries despite global criticism of the hunting technique used, a news report has said.
South Koreans triumph in US robot challenge
South Korean boffins carried home the $2 million top prize Saturday after their robot triumphed in a disaster-response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.
US calls for cyber reform after massive hack
The White House urged Congress to come out of the "dark ages" and pass new cyber security rules, using a massive security breach to press its case for reform.