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Hacking Isn't Just a 21st Century Problem

Meet the mischievous computer whizzes who started it all.

Concepts of Sportsmanship Vary Across Cultures

How do you "play the game the right way"? Depends who you ask.

Another Day, Another Offended College Student

This time, the graphic novel Persepolis is to blame.

We Don't Heed Health Warnings on Soda Bottles

Bring on the sugar, we say. Is there any way that can change?

Want To Live Longer? Go Nuts!

But there's one big caveat...

DVDs Are The Vinyl Records For Future Hipsters

The once-revolutionary technology is headed for the landfill, but it offers advantages that modern video formats can't match.

Paleontologist Proposes Marriage in Scientific Paper

Caleb M. Brown discovered a new dinosaur species... and used it to help him pop the question.

Tracy Morgan's Recovery Speaks to Power of Science

A year after a near-fatal car accident, the comedian has rebounded from a traumatic brain injury.   

You Can Tell a Lot About Your Dog Just by Listening

The tonal qualities of a dog's bark can reveal age, gender, breed, and more.



Wanted: 430,000-Year-Old Murder Suspect

Analysis of skeletal remains suggests we've found one of earliest known homicide victims. 

Like Humans, Birds Are Smart Shoppers

Birds can differentiate empty peanut shells from full ones — without even cracking them open.

Thought-Controlled Prosthetics Are No Longer Fantasy

Using only his thoughts, a quadriplegic man has successfully tested a robotic arm. 

David Letterman Would Be the Undisputed Web Series King

The late-night host's departure from television is yet another reminder that our media consumption is changing.

Hospitals Giving Out Apple Watch to Aid Cancer Treatment

A UK hospital hopes the device will help patients manage their medication and track their symptoms.

Why Dance is Possibly the Best Activity for Kids

Dance classes are low in physical activity, study says, but there's more to the story.

Losing By A Small Margin Is Actually Encouraging

Whether we're professional athletes or cellphone gamers, falling just short of our goals can be motivating, not crushing.

Leaving Depression Unchecked Elevates Stroke Risk

A study suggests that long-term depression can more than double one's chances of suffering a stroke.