First Driverless Pods to Travel Public Roads Arrive in the Netherlands
The WEpod will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic, and take bookings via a dedicated app.
by The Telegraph
Scientists claim they have grown human sperm in the lab
Sperm made in artificial “bioreactor” look identical to those produced naturally.
by Steve Connor

IVF Embryos to be Genetically Manipulated as Scientists Investigate Repeated Miscarriages
Critics say the ‘Crispr’ gene-editing technique could lead to ‘designer babies.’
by Steve Connor
Two Massive Black Holes to Eventually Collide
Two black holes orbiting each other every five years.
by Josh Clinton

New Computer Learns How to Play Expert-Level Chess in Just 72 Hours
Researchers at the Imperial College London have built an algorithm that can learn how to play chess by itself.
by Jonathan Zhou
World’s Longest Continental Volcano Chain Discovered in Australia
The 2000km-long chain, which started forming 33m years ago, runs along the country’s east from the Whitsundays in Queensland to near Melbourne.
by Oliver Milman

Prosthetic Limb Used to Restore 'near-natural' Sense of Touch, Claims DARPA
“The feelings he was perceiving through the robotic hand were near-natural.”
by James Vincent
Astronaut Takes the Record for Longest Time Ever in Space
Russian astronaut breaks record for longest time spent in space.
by Nicola Harley

The Prawn Nebula, a place where stars are born
“It’s a complex scene.”
by CBS News
10 mind-blowing facts about the CERN Large Collider you need to know
Scientists will attempt to recreate the conditions immediately following the ‘Big Bang’ event that gave birth to the Universe millions of years ago.

Comcast Users Now Need To Pay A $30 Premium If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps
Telecom exploiting uncompetitive markets and lazy regulators.
by Karl Bode
New Horizons Probe Gets Its Next Flyby Target After Pluto
NASA has selected a potential new target for New Horizons to fly past.
by ABC News

NASA-funded recruits begin a year-long isolation mission to simulate conditions on Mars
The longest of the trials to date—a full year—began this weekend.
by Cassie Werber
Video: Boeing Debuts Laser System That Shoots Down Drones
System designed to disable UAVs in seconds.
by Jonathan Zhou

Deep Web Director: Silk Road Only The Beginning
Director explains the film documenting the underground Silk Road.
by Jakari Jackson & Kit Daniels
Check Out Hubble's Latest Image: A Shimmering Space Butterfly
The new image from NASA and the ESA is the most detailed image of the Twin Jet Nebula yet.
by Evan Dashevsky