Blood Moon' Amazes Skywatchers
Millions catch rare phenomenon.
by Ed Payne & Ben Brumfield
Blue-light Special: Three Scientists Share Nobel for Physics for Work on LEDs
Trio’s collective breakthroughs spawn light bulbs that last for a decade.
by Pete Spotts

Lab-grown penises developed by scientists and now 'ready for human tests'
Scientists have developed technology to help patients who have congenital abnormalities or suffered a traumatic injury.
by Helen Lock
Astronauts to hibernate for Mars journey?
Crew could be intravenously fed and put in hibernation for transit time to Mars, which under best-case scenario would take 180 days one-way…
by Times of India

U.S. may keep nuclear warheads handy for giant asteroid threat
Nuclear warheads no longer considered necessary for national defense may be used against asteroids on a collision course with Earth.
by Jim Algar
New map exposes previously unseen details of seafloor
Mysteries of the deep come alive as satellite data bring thousands of uncharted sea mountains and new clues about deep ocean structures into focus. Accessing two previously untapped streams of satellite data, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues have created a new map of the world’s seafloor, creating […]
by EurekAlert!

Security bug in Xen may have exposed Amazon, other cloud services
No telling how long the vulnerability has been exploited.
by Sean Gallagher
Hong Kong protesters use a mesh network to organize
FireChat came in handy for protesters in Taiwan and Iraq this year
by Aviva Rutkin and Jacob Aron


Spacecraft Investigates What Happened to Mars’ Atmosphere
Red planet appears to have lost most of its atmosphere ages ago.
by Clara Moskowitz
Video: The Singularity (Featuring 'Ray Kurzweil' & 'Alex Jones')
Satirical rap battle breaks down whether the blistering pace of technological progress is benign or dangerous.
by RT

Supermassive black hole in dense dwarf galaxy discovered
Black holes are more common than originally thought.
by Robin Burks
Apple: We Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads for Police, Even With Search Warrants
“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data”
by Craig Timberg

Comcast Denies Allegations of Tor Crackdown
Comcast doesn’t have the best record when it comes to modifying, throttling, and even blocking its users’ traffic.
by April Glaser
The Number Of Volcanic Eruptions Is Increasing And That Could Lead To An Extremely Cold Winter
The number of volcanoes that are erupting continues to rise, and scientists cannot seem to explain why this is happening.
by Michael Snyder

Study: People Would Rather Work for a Robot Boss
Let your emotions rise before the machines do.
by Eric Schiffer
Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
Device to help those with speech impediments.
by Science Alert