Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig ...

Hydrogen power moves a step closer

Physicists at Lancaster University are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.

South Dakota court rejects law aimed at online sales taxes

South Dakota's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that would require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on in-state purchases—a defeat the state expected and welcomed in a case that eventually could ...

New dyes detect disease through heartbeat signals

Vibrant tones of yellow, orange, and red move in waves across the screen. Although the display looks like psychedelic art, it's actually providing highly technical medical information—the electrical activity of a beating ...

Are you OK with using your face to unlock your iPhone?

Your passcode can be hacked, but your face is yours and yours alone. That's the thinking behind Apple's latest security measure, which is more high-tech and a bit more intimate than anything else on the market.

Summer may be getting longer in waters off New England

Summer is getting longer in the waters off New England, and that could have big ramifications for everything from the strength of storms to the health of fisheries and endangered whales, according to scientists.

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