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Crayola's New Color Inspired By YInMn Blue Pigment Accidentally Discovered In Chemistry Lab

The blue crayon that will replace yellow-hued Dandelion in Crayola's 24-count box is inspired by a pigment accidentally discovered in a lab. The YInMn-inspired new color still has no name.

FEATURE May 6, 2017

NASA Offers $15,000 Prize To Anyone Who Can Improve Performance Of Its Fluid Dynamics Software

NASA issues a challenge to speed up its supercomputer by 10 to 10,000 times its current speed. Qualified contestants can win up to $15,000 If successful.

FEATURE May 5, 2017

Stephen Hawking To Examine How Humans Can Leave Planet Earth Within 100 Years In New Documentary

Stephen Hawking has warned that the next century might be the most dangerous for Earth. In a new BBC documentary, he will set out to discover ways humans can begin preparing to live in outer space.

FEATURE May 3, 2017

Measuring Walking Speed Using Wireless Signals May Help Predict Cardiac Diseases And Cognitive Decline

MIT researchers have developed a device that measures walking speed using a wireless signal. How is WiGait better than other methods and technology currently used to measure walking speed?

FEATURE May 3, 2017

Partners, Brigham and Women's Agree To Pay $10 Million For Heart Research Fraud

Former stem cell researchers at a Brigham and Women's Hospital laboratory allegedly used fraudulent means to receive federal grant money. What were the problematic works in the laboratory?

FEATURE April 28, 2017

Couple Says Goodbye To Their Baby Without Brain: Donates Organs To Save Other Infants

The Oklahoma couple who carried their terminally ill baby to full term says their heartbreaking goodbyes. Eva Young’s organs will be donated to give hope to other kids.

FEATURE April 28, 2017

Rare Second Parchment Copy Of Declaration Of Independence Found In England

Researchers from Harvard found the only other parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in the archives of West Sussex. The Sussex Declaration bears certain differences from the original parchment.

FEATURE April 24, 2017

Couple Trying IVF Treatment Supposedly Learn They Are Twins: What Are The Risks For Children With Blood-Related Parents?

Reports of a young couple finding out they are twins while trying for IVF are circulating the internet. The legitimacy of the story is starting to crack, but what are the risks for children of consanguineous couples?

FEATURE April 15, 2017

Solar-Powered Device That Sucks Moisture From Air Can Save Millions From Water-Related Diseases

Diarrhea and other water-related diseases affect people living in regions where water is scarce. These illnesses can be potentially averted using a new device that can harvest water even with low humidity.

FEATURE April 14, 2017

Young Tarzan Girl: 8-Year Old Found Living With Monkeys In India [Update]

An 8-year-old girl behaving like an animal and with no understanding of human language has been found by the Indian police in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, India. Authorities say she appears to have lived with animals for quite some time.

FEATURE April 8, 2017

Are Mermaids Real? Nearly Naked Woman With Webbed Feet Tells California Police She Is A Mermaid

Joanna was wet and nearly naked when she was found by a motorist walking in the middle of the road. She told police that she is a mermaid and had been in the lake.

FEATURE April 6, 2017

Syria Chemical Attack Likely Used Nerve Agent Sarin: Facts About This Biochemical Weapon

The chemical attack that hurt at least 70 people in Syria likely involves the nerve agent sarin. What is sarin, how does it work, and why is it often used in chemical warfare?

FEATURE April 5, 2017

Michael Flynn Agrees To Submit Himself For Questioning In Exchange For Immunity: Is He Guilty?

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn wants immunity in exchange for information on President Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, a year after he insinuated that asking for immunity is a sign of guilt.

FEATURE April 1, 2017

Atheists And Highly Religious People Least Afraid Of Death: Study

People at the far sides of the faith spectrum are least afraid of dying. Researchers found that atheists and people who are very religious are least scared of death.

FEATURE March 27, 2017

Who Was Detective X? Secret Forensics Investigator Of The 1930s Revealed To Be A Physicist From National Bureau Of Standards

Nine notebooks found in the archives of NIST reveal that the true identity of the renowned Detective X is a quiet, unassuming physicist on a random calibration assignment.

FEATURE March 21, 2017

Is Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Really Just A 'Regular' Laptop? [Analysis]

Rumors of the major Surface Book 2 redesign recently made rounds on the internet. Microsoft's decision for the new device could be anything but a 'downgrade.'

FEATURE March 19, 2017

FBI Continues Probe Into Trump Computer Server Link To Russia: It Could Be Innocent

President Donald Trump maintains that he has no ties with Russia as the FBI continues its investigation, but researchers say the odd computer server connection may be an innocent one.

FEATURE March 10, 2017

Trump Accuses Obama Of Wiretapping Without Offering Proof: Experts Say It's A Catch-22

President Donald Trump has accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping and likened him to Nixon, but experts say Trump’s team is in hot water regardless of the claim's legitimacy.

FEATURE March 5, 2017

Infant, Fetus Remains Found In Sewage System Of Former Home For Unwed Mothers In Ireland

The Irish Ministry finally confirms a gruesome speculation surrounding a former Mother and Baby home in Tuam in Ireland. A significant number of children's remains have been unearthed after two excavations.

FEATURE March 4, 2017

European Parliament Begins Probe On Polish Lawmaker's Speech On Gender Pay Gap

The European Parliament has launched an investigation into a Polish lawmaker's remark that 'women must earn less than men' during a debate on gender pay gap.

FEATURE March 4, 2017

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Connectivity Issues? Here Are Tips From Nintendo

Nintendo offers tips on when the Joy-Con is having connectivity problems with the console. Clue: do not place the console near an aquarium or microwave.

FEATURE March 4, 2017

Rising Immigration Suppresses - Not Increases - Crime Rates: Study

A sociology professor's study on the impact of immigration on crime rates proves that its relationship is actually inversely proportional, as opposed to what some believe.

FEATURE March 4, 2017

What To Name 7 Newly Discovered Planets, NASA Asks: This Is How Netizens On Twitter Responded

NASA asks Twitter users to help think of new names for the seven planets in the recently discovered Trappist-1 system, and Twitterverse did not disappoint -- or did they?

FEATURE March 2, 2017

FCC Chair's Policy Reversals Reveal Trump's 'Other War' Against Media [Analysis]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai backs up President Donald Trump's battle against the media by sacrificing consumer protection in favor of big telecommunications companies.

FEATURE February 26, 2017

WATCH: Cartoon Elon Musk On Hydrocarbons, Or Why Solar Will Bring An End To Oil

Futurism created a cartoon version of Elon Musk to better illustrate his points about the importance of harnessing and using solar energy to replace oil.

FEATURE February 26, 2017

Netflix Hacks: 8 More Tips And Tricks Every Binge-Watcher Should Know

Netflix just added exciting new series in its lineup so a marathon weekend is in order. Have a better binge-watching experience with these eight Netflix hacks.

FEATURE February 26, 2017

Trump vs Media: New York Times, CNN And More Blocked From White House Briefing

Some media outlets were unable to attend a White House press briefing on Friday, marking a new strain on the Trump administration’s relationship with the media.

FEATURE February 25, 2017

What Will The Relaunched Nokia 3310 Look Like? Leaked Details Emerge

The Nokia 3310 is expected to be relaunched at this year's Mobile World Congress. Leaked details suggest a slight update on the 3310 while still retaining the classic look.

FEATURE February 26, 2017

What Can Nokia Achieve Through The Reboot Of Nokia 3310?

What exactly does Nokia plan to achieve by bringing the iconic Nokia 3310 phone back from the grave? Let's take a closer look as the phone is launched at this year's Mobile World Congress.

FEATURE February 28, 2017

Make Pluto A Planet Again: NASA's New Definition For Planets May Reinstate Pluto

A team of scientists at NASA published a new proposal that aims to change the way planetary scientists define and classify planets. If approved, it means Pluto may be deemed a planet again.

FEATURE February 21, 2017

Trump And Mental Health: How A Signature Campaign Casts Light On The President's Sanity

A petition to remove President Trump from office due to a supposed mental illness sparks a conversation about his mental health. Is calling him 'crazy' doing more harm?

FEATURE February 19, 2017

Apple History: 20 Years Ago Today, Apple Unveiled The World's 'Fastest Powerbook'

Exactly two decades ago today, Apple launched what was claimed to be the world's 'fastest PowerBook.' Take a look back at Apple's notebook computer.

FEATURE February 17, 2017

Twitter Ramps Up Anti-Abuse Measures By Restricting Trolls: How Time-Out On Twitter Works

Twitter has come up with new guidelines to stamp out abuse and trolling on the platform. This includes a 'time-out,' which will restrict an abusive user for 12 hours.

FEATURE February 19, 2017

How Hackers Used 'Forged Cookies' To Access Yahoo Accounts: No Password Needed [Analysis]

Yahoo reveals new information regarding the 2015 and 2016 data breach, and it should make users really worried. Counterfeit cookies were used to breeze through security protocols.

FEATURE February 19, 2017

EPA In The Trump Era: Reports Claim New Executive Orders To Reshape Environmental Protection

The fate of the Environmental Protection Agency lies in the hands of the Trump administration. Reports of more than a few upcoming executive orders could reshape the agency.

FEATURE February 19, 2017

Why Many Loved The Nokia 3310: Here's A Look Back Before The Nokia Comeback

It has been almost two decades since the Nokia 3310 was successfully launched. But before its re-launch at the Mobile World Congress 2017, let's take a look back at the original indestructible phone.

FEATURE February 19, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Personally Responds To 7-Year-Old Girl Who Wants To Work For Google

Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to a girl's application letter asking for a job. Pichai says he looks forward to receiving the girl's application once she's done with school.

FEATURE February 16, 2017

How To Take Amazing Photos On Android: Practical Tips No Matter What Android Device You Own

A great photo is a great photo no matter what gear was used to take it. But a few tweaks and a handful of practical tips and tricks should help in taking the best shots from your favorite Android smartphone.

FEATURE February 19, 2017

WATCH: How Elon Musk's SpaceX Tunnel Looks In 'Minecraft'

It looks like Elon Musk’s proposed solution to Los Angeles traffic by digging an underground tunnel is underway. Watch this group bring the plans to life in 'Minecraft.'

FEATURE February 19, 2017

Personal Flying Vehicles To Soar Across Dubai In July: Here's The Passenger Drone In Action

Dubai has revealed that it's testing EHang 184 drones that can carry a passenger from one point to another. Here's what we've learned (and don't forget to prevent your jaw from dropping).

FEATURE February 14, 2017

$5.7 Billion Paris Science Campus Poised To Rival MIT Now Under Fire: Here's Why

Touted as an upcoming rival to the MIT, the $5.7 billion Paris-Saclay is now under fire. Auditors maintain that the science super-campus lacks 'real coherence' in its strategy and governance.

FEATURE February 21, 2017

LOOK: Alec Baldwin Is So Good At Playing Trump, Newspaper Runs Photo Of Him As President

A Dominican Republic newspaper accidentally uses a photo of Alec Baldwin in his SNL impersonation of President Donald Trump in a serious news report about the chief executive.

FEATURE February 12, 2017

Here's How Elon Musk Is Helping To Solve Los Angeles Traffic Problems

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is undoubtedly frustrated over Los Angeles' traffic situation. Here are the ways in which the great innovator helps improve L.A. traffic.

FEATURE February 12, 2017

LOOK: Newly Observed Beetle Species Pretends To Be Ant Butt To Hitch A Ride

One beetle species has been observed to pose as ant abdomen to hitch a free ride. Get to know the Nymphister kronaueri and its interesting adaptation strategy.

FEATURE February 12, 2017

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