A social networking site for scientists is helping the Internet fulfill its original mission
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How Alan Alda, neighborhood bars and mime fit into an ongoing campaign to get scientists to tell it like it is
How the iPhone ushered in the end of the once-beloved button
It happens too often. You’ll be reaching for your smartphone to tweet about what you’re having for breakfast and—bam!—the thing falls to the floor, shattering the glass. From that point, there are only two courses of action. The first is to lament the incident using what is generally referred to as “adult language.” The second [...]
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A new generation of citizen scientists is taking discovery out of the ivory tower and onto the street
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How the epic legal battle between Apple and Samsumg helped unravel the Steve Jobs myth
Contrary to popular belief, Microsoft’s latest operating system might just help usher in a new computer age
How TV networks are using sports programming to stave off extinction
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A movie buff rides to the defense of Blu-ray
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