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  • The occultist who co-founded NASA's JPL

    24 April 2014, 1:10 am by: Cassandra Khaw

    Jack Whiteside Parsons was an unusual man. He co-founded both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation, created pyrotechnics for the film industry, wrote a book of poems and masturbated onto "magical tablets" in an attempt to…
  • Fecal transplants work with frozen feces, too

    24 April 2014, 12:15 am by: Arielle Duhaime-Ross

    Ever since the FDA stopped making doctors seek approval to perform fecal transplants on Clostridium difficile patients (C. difficile) in early 2013, the procedure has become more widely accepted. The method, which involves introducing fecal matter from a…
  • American kids are more likely to be medicated for behavioral problems if they're in poor or military…

    24 April 2014, 12:01 am by: Arielle Duhaime-Ross

    An estimated 7.5 percent of American children age 6-17 were prescribed drugs to treat behavioral and emotional difficulties in 2011, according to a CDC report published today. That estimate is equivalent to roughly 3.2 million children. Furthermore, the CDC…
  • New crystal material could lead to shape-shifting displays

    23 April 2014, 11:39 pm by: Rich McCormick

    Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a type of material that can change its appearance when subjected to light. The material is host to crystals that react to different wavelengths of light, moving into new shapes and patterns on the fly,…
  • FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are 'flat out wrong'

    23 April 2014, 10:42 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules that will reportedly destroy the concept of net neutrality as we know it, making it okay for internet service providers to establish a "fast lane" for preferred customers…
  • HBO is coming to Amazon Instant Video

    23 April 2014, 6:41 pm by: Verge Video

    Arliss? Nope. The Larry Sanders Show? Nope. Hung? Nope. The Mind of the Married Man? Nope. Mr. Show? Nope. Oz? Nope. Tenacious D? Nope — but you do get Flight of the Conchords. Bored to Death? Nope. The Wire? Yes! Sex and the City? Nope.…
  • Instagram's 'Explore' tab now shows photos from people you actually know

    23 April 2014, 6:11 pm by: Chris Welch

    Instagram is trying to make its "Explore" section feel more personal, rather than overload users with photos from celebrities they care little or nothing about. Or at least that's the idea, according to TechCrunch. You've likely started seeing more photos…
  • It's time for the FCC to stand up for Americans instead of ruining the internet

    23 April 2014, 4:52 pm by: T.C. Sottek

    The internet is fucked, and the US government is making it worse.…
  • Apple's Q2 2014 earnings live blog

    23 April 2014, 4:50 pm by: Dieter Bohn

    Apple beat expectations this quarter — a fairly common occurrence for the company. But CEO Tim Cook may drop some hints about future products yet again, and we'll be listening intently to see if we can guess what's coming. Continue reading…
  • Apple posts $10.2B in profit on $45.6B in revenue, announces stock split

    23 April 2014, 4:35 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    As investors look to Apple for signs it can continue to grow, the company had better news than many expected, posting a quarter that outdid its performance a year ago. But sales of the iPad were down 16 percent.…

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