New camera inspired by insect eyes
An insect's compound eye is an engineering marvel: high resolution, wide field of view, and incredible sensitivity to motion, all in a compact package. Now, a new digital camera provides the best-ever imitation of a bug's vision, using new optical materials and techniques.
How credit cards can help pay for summer travel
When you're planning a summer vacation, having the right credit card can help you not only save money, but actually get some money back.
Benefits of exercise go beyond weight loss
Exercise is good for you, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? The answers are varied and may not be as obvious as you might think.
Why do so many European countries still have monarchs?
European monarchs are largely powerless. Why do so many countries keep them around?
Discovering a bat that's in a league of its own
Researchers in the grasslands of South Sudan were taken by surprise when they first spotted a beautifully patterned bat with pale yellow spots and stripes on dark black fur.
Ditch the flowers, go with these cool Mother's Day gifts
Instead of buying your mom a generic gift for Mother’s Day like flowers or a day at the spa, here are some cool gadgets that won’t only surprise her, but perhaps perfectly match one of her hobbies or current needs.
Need a reply fast? Email someone unhappy
People who tend to use positive, upbeat language in their messages - like "care" and "amazing" - only respond to 47 percent of their emails within 24 hours.
How do the NFL draft picks get their team jerseys so fast?
Minutes after players are drafted, they're handed a fresh team jersey with their name across the back. How do they get them so fast?
5 myths about electric cars
The troubles of electric-car-maker Fisker Automotive have fueled another round of debate about whether plug-ins can live up to their promises.
Is Google more powerful than some nations?
Today, Google is arguably one of the most influential nonstate actors in international affairs, operating in security domains long the purview of nation-states.
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