Science & Tech
Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor sees a different future for 3D printing: ending world hunger.
Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping... Read more »
The new world of 3D printing is on its way to revolutionizing personal weapons after the successful test of the first entirely 3D printed gun in early May, but mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor... Read more »
The Senate dragged massively profitable Apple Inc. into the debate over the U.S. tax code Tuesday, grilling CEO Tim Cook over allegations that its Irish subsidiaries help the company avoid billions... Read more »
Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to... Read more »
Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese when they're adults, according to a new study. Read more »
Alaska is proposing a plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Read more »
North Korea continued firing short-range weapons over its own eastern waters Monday after a weekend of what it called "rocket launching tests" intended to bolster deterrence against enemy attack.... Read more »
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are... Read more »
Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly... Read more »
Failing 9th grade for the second year in row, A.J. Swan had accepted that he wasn't going to graduate from his Vermont high school. He'd barely made it this far, after being held back in 7th grade. Read more »
The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what, if anything, to do about it. Read more »
It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result in global extinction. Good... Read more »
A coalition of environmental groups has dropped one of two lawsuits challenging last year's decision by federal officials to turn over management of Wyoming wolves to the state. Read more »
One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes has shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air in an ongoing eruption that has drawn attention from a nearby community but isn't expected to threaten air... Read more »
The Utah Department of Transportation has completed the environment study for the controversial West Davis Corridor project. On Thursday, the agency released the Environmental Impact Study for a... Read more »
Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 13 tornadoes... Read more »
"Declutter Day” is a free event where individuals may drop off documents for secure shredding, recycle old computers and electronics, and donate used clothing to charity in one stop. Read more »
Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching... Read more »
The Obama administration is proposing new rules for the drilling industry. Read more »
Georgia Tech is partnering with AT&T and online class provider Udacity to pioneer the first master's degree program taught as a massive open online course — a MOOC. Read more »
Their project might not sound like much: The college students on Wednesday launched a tiny model of a satellite the size of a Coke can on a big yellow balloon. It went aloft to a height of 165... Read more »
The cyclone was only a day or two away, churning through the Indian Ocean and carrying with it winds and rains that authorities warned could quickly turn deadly. Read more »
Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Read more »
The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil consumption in the developed world is transforming the global oil market. Read more »
The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV... Read more »
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