For most of us, discovering a new species is a big deal. So it's always a little startling when you hear about some expedition rolling out of bed and stumbling into 300 undocumented species in one trip to the Philippines.
You slam your hand in a door, and the experience becomes etched into your brain. You remember the swinging panel, the sound as it crushes your flesh, and the pain as your skin gives way. Your body remembers it too.
All the methane that erupted in the Deepwater Horizon disaster has disappeared. What happened to it? One theory says it was eaten.
One of our ancestral species, Australopithecus afarensis, used stone tools to flay meat off bones, leaving small nicks with every cut. Now, newly-discovered marked bones push back the earliest estimates of human tool use by 800,000 years.
Why bother downloading iBooks when there's a wealth of free information on Wikipedia just gagging for your brain to wrap itself around? Discover is a cool app for the iPad that arranges Wikipedia articles into magazine articles for easier reading.
Computer security expert Barnaby Jack recently demonstrated how to get an ATM to spit money for minutes on end. Jack purchased some ATMs online for his research, and says the tools required to hack them cost less than $100.
AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are going to war with the plastic in your wallet. According to Bloomberg, the three companies are pushing to make mobile payments—where a wave of your phone replaces a credit car swipe—the new standard.
To seal more car deals, Chevrolet UK looked to arm its sales force with the perfect weapon of confidence: an unstoppable handshake. Here's the secret they received from Geoffrey Beattie, Head of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester.
In the 1980s, fossil record research showed a curious cycle: Every 27 million years, Earth hosted a mass extinction. Some scientists blamed a dim star dubbed Nemesis.
Facing enemy gunshots, which would you choose: the old stand-by Kevlar vest, or a new "liquid" suit? Ongoing research at BAE Systems suggests you might be wise to pick the latter.
Dinosaurs were smarter than you might think - they used the heat from geysers and volcanoes to warm their eggs. Ed Yong explains how scientists figured out dinosaurs' nest heating systems.
Yesterday the space shuttle Discovery blasted into space, ready to deliver its payload of solar panels and astronauts to the International Space Station.
While most of us can't avoid the convenience of credit cards (and their reusable nature is commendable), their plastics aren't so good. Now Discover has launched the US's first biodegradable credit card.