Military The Army tested an airborne directed energy weapon Army wants to test a laser on a helicopter.
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal The Type 055 "Renhai" is headed out to sea China just launched Asia's biggest warship in 80 years, the 12,000-14,000 ton Type 055 destroyer.
Environment Cave deposits reveal the region's stormy past. A study at Vanderbilt University uses cave deposits to unearth California's climate during a cold snap recorded in Greenland's ice cores.
Technology Anki’s cute Cozmo bot is finally programmable by the rest of us. In a sea of coding-for-kids products, an update to Anki’s holiday-shopping darling, Cozmo the robot, may have one of the best chances of success.
Gadgets Record your trip—for $62 less. A dash cam for 48 percent off? I'd buy it. Record your trip—for $62 less.
Health It could help surgeons remove cancerous breast tissues all at once. A new microscope lets doctors see cancer tumors in 3D.
Animals Protecting charismatic animals could help less cute creatures. A new study suggests that it might not be so bad that pandas get the glut of China's conservation funding.
Science Let's talk about sex (in biomedical research). A new study quantifies how much sex differences impact the results of biomedical research—and it's a lot.
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Health You probably don’t realize how unsafe your shampoo could be. WEN by ChazDean doesn't contain all those harsh sulfates.
Technology Inside the creation of a supersize supercell simulation. Simulating a supercell thunderstorm and the tornado it produces involves hundreds of terabytes of data.
Environment We asked experts how to live through one of nature’s most powerful disasters. Most people do not survive being swept into a tsunami.
Gadgets They're all-weather friends. This brigade of cavalier devices are ready to endure the rigors of the great outdoors.
Sponsored Post Get lifetime coaching via your smartphone for under $60. Aura uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized meditations.
Animals Ancient climate change was to blame. Almost all of the species that have ever existed are now extinct—why should swimming sloths be any more important than the rest?
Science Here's how they do it. Certain bacteria can cause water to freeze into ice, in turn making it rain.
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Using mimicry to fight climate change. Scientists are using faux-coralline algae to seed aquatic ecosystems.
Space We wish. Before you freak out, let’s talk.
Health But it’s not necessarily the real thing. Using phones and tablets can cause hand pain, according to a recent study.
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