Cat Tongues Inspire Hairbrush That Could Help Beat Allergies

New research using severed cat tongues could change the way we brush our hair and clean rugs — big news for allergy sufferers.
Troy Farah
34 minutes ago

Faking Volkswagen's Dieselgate Apology with the Yes Men

After over 20 years in prankster activism, The Yes Men turn their sights on Volkswagen- making the public "apology" from the company that they say should have happened years ago.

An Expert Explains the Many Ways Our Elections Can Be Hacked

On the second episode of CYBER, Kim Zetter talks about America's outdated voting machines.
Jason Koebler
2 hours ago

Scientists Reveal Why Wombats Shit Bricks

A Georgia Tech team inflated balloons in the digestive tracts of dead wombats to learn about their uniquely cubic poops.
2 hours ago
Video Games

20 Years After 'Half-Life' Launched, Its Fan-Made Remake Is Almost Done

The first trailer for 'Black Mesa: Xen,' the final act of the long running remake, looks stunning.
Matthew Gault
3 hours ago

Customer Complains About Tesla Forums, Tesla Accidentally Gives Him Control Over Them

When Dan couldn’t post on Tesla’s forum about his customer experience, he phoned customer support. But then IT gave him much more than he was expecting.
Joseph Cox
3 hours ago

The Last Stand

A thirty-foot wave of flame roars toward us over the grassy plain. We stand our ground. We were soldiers once.
Christoph Weber
4 hours ago

The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia

The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.
Bruce Schneier
Henry Farrell
5 hours ago

Lab-Grown Mini-Brains Spontaneously Produced ‘Human-Like’ Brain Waves for the First Time

The electrical activity of the lab-grown mini-brains was similar to that seen in premature infants and may help researchers understand brain development disorders.
Daniel Oberhaus
7 hours ago
net neutrality

Senators Question Wireless Carriers Over YouTube, Netflix Throttling

Research suggests wireless carriers routinely throttle video to sell more expensive plans—the kind of financially-motivated restrictions net neutrality was supposed to prevent.
Karl Bode
3 days ago
future of food

Jacy Reese Thinks Technology and Ethics Will See the ‘End of Animal Farming’

Scientists, activists, and entrepreneurs are teaming up to push a future of shuttered slaughterhouses and lab-grown meat.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago

The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover

A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
Sarah Emerson
3 days ago