Watch This 'Headless Chicken Monster' Crawl the Deep Southern Ocean

This unusually mobile species of sea cucumber has only been captured on film once before, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Becky Ferreira
11 minutes ago


Read an exclusive excerpt from Eliot Peper's forthcoming speculative thriller, Borderless​.
Eliot Peper
a day ago
global offensive

Professional 'Counter-Strike' Player Caught Cheating in Tournament

'CSGO' player Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat and his team were disqualified and sent home.
Ian Burnbaum
3 days ago

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago

Canadian Researchers Are Stoked About Access to Legal Weed

Legal cannabis means more people will be able to access science-based information instead of relying on anecdotes from their local dealer.
Jacob Dubé
3 days ago

DHS Seized Aftermarket Apple Laptop Batteries From Independent Repair Expert Louis Rossman

Louis Rossmann says US Customs and Border Patrol seized $1,000 worth of laptop batteries, claiming they were counterfeit.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
3 days ago

This Neural Network Trained on the Bible Tries to Play God

A developer made neural network trained on the Bible — can you distinguish what’s “divine” and what’s “benign”?
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago

These Researchers Want to Send Smells Over the Internet

With electrodes up the nose, they made people smell things that weren’t there.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
Grand Theft Auto

'GTA: Online' Hack Let Trolls Kill Gamers in Single-Player Mode

Cheaters could kill or wipe character bank accounts as long as players remain connected to Rockstar Social Club.
Ian Birnbaum
3 days ago
quantum computers

Researchers Finally Proved Quantum Computers are More Powerful Than Classical Computers

Until this week, there was no conclusive proof that quantum computers have an advantage over classical computers.
Daniel Oberhaus
3 days ago

Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
mini brain

This 3D Human 'Mini-Brain' Is Made of Stem Cells and Can Live For Months

Biologists from Tufts University have fine-tuned an environment for 3D test tube “mini-brains” so that they can function like a living nervous system for months.
Caroline Haskins
4 days ago