Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons

Mar 15, 2018

A repeat drunken driver's death at an Idaho prison is shining a light on a complex system used by many U.S. prisons to determine who will share a cell with whom.

How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

Mar 14, 2018

Researchers are testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons to find, giving patients a better shot at survival

John Sulston, who decoded the human genome, dies at 75

Mar 9, 2018

John Sulston, a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who helped decode the human genome, has died

Biologists turn to citizens, DNA to count urban Alaska moose

Mar 6, 2018

Alaska moose biologists are using DNA-extracting darts to try to survey out the moose population in Anchorage

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark

Feb 28, 2018

Scientists aim to crack mysteries of the elusive whale shark by going diving off the Galapagos Islands with the world's biggest fish

Space Exploration

New nickname for Pluto-explorer's next target: Ultima Thule

Mar 14, 2018

Nickname picked for next target of NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto: Ultima Thule

Trump: 'Rich guys, they love rocket ships, and that's good'

Mar 8, 2018

President Donald Trump says it's good that "rich guys" love rocket ships

Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles

Mar 7, 2018

Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than suspected

3 space station astronauts return to Earth

Feb 28, 2018

Three astronauts are back on Earth after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.

Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space

Feb 27, 2018

Three astronauts face a bitterly cold homecoming after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station

Virtual Reality Technology

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Jan 9, 2018

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

Oct 11, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: The technology has been too expensive to appeal to the masses.

Microsoft dives deeper into 'mixed reality' with VR devices

Oct 3, 2017

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds

Sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but can feel distant

Sep 14, 2017

Watching sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but it's actually distant, sort of empty and doesn't really get you into the action

Are consumers ready to give augmented reality a try?

Aug 29, 2017

"Augmented reality," the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, is getting a boost this fall as Apple enables it on hundreds of millions of devices

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