Claim - "natural" cereals contain pesticides and GMOs

A new report has dropped a bomb on the natural food industry. Those pricey "natural" cereals you see at the grocery store may not be as healthy for you as their advertising claims.

10 million bees deaths reported in Florida

Those of us who love sweet delicious honey have good reason to be concerned, as over 10 million bee deaths were recently reported in Florida.

Study: GMO food causes organ disruption in animals

It seem as if those who are vehemently opposed to genetically modified (GM) food aren’t crazy after all.

Watson's next victory: defeating cardiologists

After taking on Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings, IBM supercomputer Watson's ability to defeat cardiologists in a recent demonstration may not seem too astounding, but it is symbolic.

Autonomous car cruises streets of Berlin

A German car traveled over 50 miles without a driver over the weekend, through the busy streets of Berlin.

Proton-based transistor could let machines communicate with humans

Materials scientists at the University of Washington have built a transistor that uses protons rather than electrons, in a breakthrough that could allow devices to communicate directly with living things.

Ferroelectrics could offer ultra-low power computing

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, say they've been able to reduce the minimum voltage necessary to store charge in a capacitor, cutting the power draw and heat generation of electronic devices.

How Irene was a weak hurricane but a social media superstorm

Many people called Hurricane Irene a disappointment, many called it historic, and many more called it a dodged bullet, but the indisputable fact is that many people talked about it.

Sony pioneering "subtitle glasses" for deaf moviegoers

In the future, deaf people might be able to go in the same movie theaters as everyone else.

Devices powered by taking a walk

Two engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new energy-harvesting technology that they say can power a cellphone simply through walking.

Ecstasy could help treat cancer

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a potent form of MDMA (Ecstasy) that could be used to help treat cancer.

Caffeine could help fight skin cancer

A recent Rutgers University study supports the theory that caffeine can help protect against certain types of skin cancer on a molecular level.

Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?

A team of scientists has concluded that individuals who use frequently use tanning beds might be acting on an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger.

FCC pushes for 911 texting

In the future, reaching out for emergency help will be as easy as sending a text message.

Device screens act as solar chargers

Soon, devices such as phones and laptops could charge themselves thanks to displays that double as solar cells.

Self-assembling micro-robots can manipulate objects

Physicists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have  created tiny 'micro-robots' that can team up to form an assembly line.

Google self-driving car crashes, human to blame

Google's first-of-its-kind car with a highly sophisticated autopilot feature has had its first accident.

How to make graphene out of Girl Scout Cookies

You can make graphene out of almost anything. Well, theoretically, anyways. And if you make it out of a box of Girl Scout Cookies, they could be worth $15 billion.

Japan will not halt nuclear exports

Stubbornness over nuclear power seems to be a theme with the Japanese government. Maybe that explains why they’re always getting attacked by Godzilla and why the island continues to sell power plants.

Scientists build battery in a nanowire

Rice University researchers say they've been able to pack an entire lithium ion energy storage device into a single nanowire - as small as such devices could possibly get.