The future intersections of autonomous vehicles

Google, along with other like-minded companies, are working to develop vehicles capable of autmomous navigation.

Lockheed Martin showcases upgraded F-16V

The F-16 Fighting Falcon - which took its first flight in 1974 - has been in production for many years now. Originally envisioned as an air superiority fighter, the F-16 eventually evolved into an all-weather multirole aircraft.

Morpho butterfly wings inspire thermal imaging breakthrough

GE commercials used to tout the fact that the company brought good things to life. Well, the corporation's tagline these days is "imagination at work," and I think both slogans adequately describe what GE does very well.

Pentagon tests electromagnetic railguns

The United States military is constantly working to design advanced weapons that provide our soldiers with an edge on the battlefield.

Atlantis "grid" disappears from Google Maps

One of the greatest mysteries and legends of Greek mythology is the lost island of Atlantis. 

GM offers free loaner cars after Volt battery fires

If you own a Volt, GM is willing to offer you a free alternative car for the time being, while it is the subject of a national safety investigation.

Study - doorways may cause memory lapses

Have you ever walked into a room and forgot what you were doing? It turns out there may be a psychological reason for this mini-mental breakdown everyone is somewhat familiar with.

Siberian officials claim Yeti Snow Man is real

The local administration of the Kemerovo region in the south of Siberia claims evidence of the elusive and mythical Yeti has been found deep in the mountains.

Japanese robot trains for Ironman Triathlon

It's one of the most grueling acts of human endurance, but can a robot handle it?

The devastating effects of secondhand smoke

A new study has concluded that children exposed to tobacco smoke at home miss more time in school than those who live in smoke-free environments.

Modded mosquitoes could help fight tropical disease

Scientists are currently attempting to control dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites, in many parts of the world.

Report - exercise can help alleviate depression

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have concluded that moderate and intensive exercise may be just as useful as prescribing a second drug for depressed patients.

Claim: Biology texts may need to be revised

Basic biology textbooks may require some major revisions soon. That’s because biologists at UC San Diego have discovered some new information about our basic genetic material.  

Claim: Happiness can discourage teen crime

People have always wondered what society can do to discourage criminal activity. Well, it turns out that all you have to do to fight crime is spread happiness.

Report: moderate drinking can help prevent dementia

A new analysis conducted by the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine claims that moderate social drinking can help reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment.

Billion-year-old chunk of North America traced to Antarctica

A team of international researchers has discovered more proof that areas of North America and Antarctica were connected over a billion years ago. Their evidence predates the formation of the super continent Pangaea.

Gender can be guessed from a Tweet

Algorithms can do a lot these days. A group of researchers claims to have developed one that allows them to guess the gender of someone using Twitter.

Puffins search for optimal migration route

Puffins are funny looking, but appearances aren’t everything. It turns out that the funny little birds are smart enough to “scout out” their own migration routes.

Research shows diamonds aren't forever

New research has shown that diamonds aren’t forever. Sorry ladies, the commercials are lying to you.

Edison recording from 1888 may be 1st talking doll

There’s another invention being linked to the long dead innovator Thomas Edison. Scientists are now saying that he may have invented the first talking doll.