Google founder's estranged wife up against the FDA

The outfit which brought the psychological genius Wilhelm Reich to an early grave, is now gunning for Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin's cuckquean.

For robots and humans, urine could be electric

Researchers have created a mechanism whereby human waste can be digested by microbes leading to a process of generating power from electricity. The first test involved using urine in microbial fuel cells to charge a mobile phone.

World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun: Suck it, Gun Control!

Solid Concpets, a Texas based 3D printing services company, has a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and legitimacy. Based on over 30 printed components, its 3D printed gun has fired 50 rounds in tests.

Researchers create artificial blood from water, salt, albumin and protein

Scientists at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, a city in NW Romania, have developed artificial blood and initial test indicate that it may be effective.

Scientists may predict how your romantic entanglements on Facebook will turn out

A new research study - jointly written by Lars Backstrom of Facebook and Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University - tries to understand how your relationships pan out figuratively and mathematically. The result is a predictive of the ebb and flow of your relationships.

Is Wikipedia on the decline because of an elite bureaucracy?

Wikipedia is the 6th most sued website in the world. A recent report finds that its volunteer workforce is shrinking, threatening the site's ambition to "compile the sum of all human knowledge."

Trending: the desire to "pushback" against technology

Researchers at the University of Washington have identified the desire to resist constant connectivity and to step back from the online world. The authors of a paper to be presented at the Berlin iConference in early 2014 wanted to understand the overserved.

Mosquito fossils found with 46 million year old blood

It wasn't amber that housed them, but shale, nevertheless scientists have a first: an intact blood meal found in a fossil. Yeah, it sounds real Jurassic Park but no one is putting up raptor fences quite yet. Nope. The DNA in the blood is most likely degraded. Score one to reality.

Watch: the world's largest walking robot

The world's largest walking robot according to Guinness World Records. The fully functional walking robot is15.50 m in length, 3.80 m in width and 4.50 m in height, with a total weight of 11.0 tons, It's driven by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel with 140 hp, delivering about mechanical power of 80 kW and electric power of 10 kW. Our robot overlords are pleased with the progress being made on their path to world domination. Clearly we will be controlled by giant dragons so, at least we know how they plan to police us:

Robots aim to beat humans at soccer

If you are an Arsenal supporter that goes without saying, but judging by this first person/robot view at the recent Robocup, our robot overlords will need the next thirty years to catch up to us humans.  You can dive into the science and plenty of action from the last five years that the B-Human team, featured here, has been trying to bend it like Beckham.

Dolphins may be just as dumb as fish

How intelligent are dolphins? Is their communication system really as complex as human language? And are they as friendly and peaceful as they are made out to be?   

Researchers discover that the human foot is just like any other ape foot

Only slightly more likely to attract fetishists. Researchers at the University of Liverpool studies more than 25,000 steps made on a pressure-sensitive treadmill at the University's Gait Lab. The results indicate that our feet are not the wonderful mechanisms of human genetic superiority but are closer those of great apes, the other humanoids on the planet.  

Chelyabinsk meteor's plume of debris circles the globe

It is unclear what the impact will be on the climate, but three and half hours after the initial explosion, NASA's ozone-mapping satellite detected the plume at 25 miles altitude above the earth's surface moving at about 190 mph eastward.   According to NASA:  

Stroke victim doesn't get sad anymore

Strokes can often leave victims in deblitating situations suffering everything from amnesia to migrains. The results are often tragic. Yet, one man seems to have suffered a happy incidence of his stroke, one that makes him the life of the party. According to a story in Britains Daily Telegraph:

New research says: cellphone use+driving=death...not so much

You are more likely to kill yourself reading this article than you are talking on your cellphone and driving. That's our guess, but for almost 20 years, it has been a wide-held belief that talking on a cellphone while driving is dangerous and leads to more accidents. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that talking on a cellphone while driving does not increase crash risk.  

Online game companies should battle gaming addiction or else

  Online game companies need to be more socially responsible for over-addictive use of their products to avoid government intervention, according to a new study by Cardiff, Derby and Nottingham Trent universities.

Can statistics and science help shape gun control policies?

Mathematicians at UC Irvine in California have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United States.  

Disney Research develops method to provide tactile feedback in free air

Puffs of compressed air create sensations that can be associated by the user with textured surfaces or force feedback.   

Stanford scientists break record for thinnest light-absorber

Nanosize structure is a thousand times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper. A highly desirable solution that can change the dynamics of solar cell design.  

Self-aiming rifle outshoots human sniper

One more step for our robot overloads: TrackingPoint's new gun technology will create a "Super Gun."