Discovered in Green: The most amazing algae you've ever seen, unintended consequences of the otherwise environmentally friendly ethanol, building greener cities, and the link between pesticides and autism.
The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line of gadgets, including a lame-sounding "audio streaming device" and a pair of next gen smartphones.
The Social Business Index is getting a good shakeup as 2012 leans into spring. The top twenty is seeing some new companies, including World Wrestling Entertainment.
Faced a host of privacy investigations around the globe and an initial public offering in the next few works, Facebook is trying extra hard to increase transparency and make users happy.
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey announced that the state would be charging George Zimmerman with second degree murder, while Al Sharpton, on behalf of Trayvon Martin's parents said at his own press conference, "This is not a night for celebration, this is a night that should never have happened in the first place."
Just when you thought Google+ was worn out and ready for the boring bin, the search giant unleashed its secret weapon: Graphic design.
Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner stood side-by-side as they explained to a small crowd of reporters that they couldn't find former client, George Zimmerman, which is why they'd no longer be representing him.
New York Times employees are getting visibly restless as their CEO-less company struggles to chart its course through 2012, amid declining profits and rising costs.
It stinks to have your phone stolen and the government knows it. Now, a number of police departments and the Federal Communications Commission are teaming up to create a new federal database of cellphone information for theft prevention.
In a pronouncedly rare move, Facebook is the proud new owner of that photo-sharing app that all the kids are crazy about these days: Instagram.
Whether you realize it or not, your smartphone-toting, hybrid car-driving, neon light-gazing would be impossible without the cooperation from China, our fickle friends on the other side of the planet.
AOL shareholders must be beside themselves after the company offloaded over 800 patents to Microsoft in a deal worth about $1 billion.
It was exactly one month ago that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, and so we decided to pick a comment somewhat at random out of our most active thread of the day.
Heritage Auctions has the perfect gift for that recently deceased friend or loved one in your life: A real, hardbound copy of The Handbook for the Recently Deceased, the manual for ghosts that "reads like stereo instructions," from Tim Burton's 1988 classic Beetlejuice.
Chilean technicians exploded the top off of Las Campanas Peak in the Atacama Desert to begin the construction of a telescope ten times as powerful as the Hubble on Friday morning.
Remember when everybody hated Facebook because it invaded their privacy, kept them from getting their dream job and embarrassed them in front of their friends and family?
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters: This week, American Express trades money for tweets, Verizon gives tablets away for free, and DreamWorks drops the ball.
When preparing to run for president, it's probably best not to hide the evidence of $95,000 in speaking fees, especially when one of the organizations paying those fees is biblically controversial.
We're heartbroken to report that the viral video of a Dutch inventor flying through the sky on a pair of handmade wings is a complete fake.
Sit back and get ready for Michael K. Williams, a.k.a. Omar Little from The Wire and Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire, to become the foul-mouthed rapper millennials love to love: Ol' Dirty Bastard.
After letting various scandals bounce around for months, Congress finally passed the STOCK Act that bans insider trading, and this time it's for real.
Government scientists find it "disappointing" that “current political conditions will not allow use" of a nuclear-powered drone that can fly around the Earth for months.
Lebanese farmers were likely confused Wednesday evening when they noticed that Syrian heavy artillery guns were firing shells onto their land.
Newt Gingrich had some fun with an Etch-a-Sketch at a campaign event on Wednesday afternoon.
Zynga, the company known for ripping off well-known games and calling them their own, is buying OMGPOP, a company that broke into the big time by ripping off Pictionary.
Details are sketchy so far, but the United States Geological Survey reports a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the region of southwestern Mexico, about 100 miles east of Acapulco, at midday on Tuesday.
It was good while it lasted.Twitter announced on Tuesday that it's expanding its ad offerings so that brands like American Express can send promotions not only to users who follow their accounts but also "to mobile users that share similar interests with their existing followers."
It's difficult not to get excited about the future of space travel, especially when the Obama administration starts boasting about how it will help stimulate the economy.
Venmo, the little mobile payment startup that wants to take on PayPal, is now open to the public and eager to process some payments. But does that mean it's time to pay rent with your iPhone?
Small businesses are getting sick of Google charging big sums for access to its popular Maps product. Here are three ways to get around without Google Maps.
U.S. troops recently finished up a two week-long war game designed to measure what would happen should we get involved in an Israeli attack on Iran. Unsurprisingly, the outcome was not positive.
If you're feeling curious, geek out for a few minutes and flip through Albert Einstein's complete archives, now available online thanks to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Lynndie England, the woman smiling in a number of the horrible photos showing the torture and abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, can't find a job, can't sleep and certainly can't get a date.
We don't yet know exactly what happened or what charges Invisible Children (creators of the viral and controversial "Stop Kony" video) co-founder Jason Russell might face, but the headlines produced by his Thursday night arrest will not help the cause.
PayPal pulled back the curtain on their new mobile payments device on Thursday afternoon, surely the product of much sweat and tears from some design team. And goshdarnit: Everybody's making fun of it.
Even though conservatives love to bat around the phrase "American exceptionalism" these days, the phrase itself has very lefty origins.
Google is relaxing its normally extreme secrecy over its flagship Search technology to reveal how it is about to get much more (artificially) intelligent.
Now that we know way too much about Bashar al-Assad's personal life, we need to extend a warning so that his regime doesn't end up knowing too much about yours.
If his bosses get their way, 24-year State Department veteran Peter Van Buren will need to look for a new job, thanks to a list of offenses related to some critical commentary on the United States and, among other things, linking to Wikileaks from his blog.
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: McDonald's goes green, Zynga launches a new old game and people still like the Gap.
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