October 16, 2014 @ 10:14 am
The first generation of practical robotic personal assistants is being unveiled at a conference in Boston this week, and it gives us a glimpse into what the robots of the future will really be doing.
October 15, 2014 @ 8:45 am
In Kentucky, Democrat Alison Grimes, the Secretary of State, is trying to unseat longtime Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
October 14, 2014 @ 3:31 pm
Here's a little headline that popped up on my handheld device: "Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts."
October 13, 2014 @ 8:27 am
This week, three brain researchers, John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and her husband Edvard Moser have won a Nobel Prize for discovering that mice navigate using grid cells in the brain.
October 10, 2014 @ 1:16 pm
Seattle is the latest front in the fight to reclaim Columbus Day. The city council has renamed it Indigenous People's Day, incensing Italy's Ambassador to the US, and outraging local Italian-Americans leaders who promise to mobilize.
October 9, 2014 @ 8:44 am
Election Day isn't until November 4, but in parts of the country, the first absentee ballots have already arrived ... and candidates are worried.
October 8, 2014 @ 7:07 am
In the debate over violent video games, this researcher says the verdict is in.
October 7, 2014 @ 3:27 pm
The challenge of being an American lately is deciding what's worth being afraid of.
October 6, 2014 @ 9:20 am
There are brain games, there are pills, there's hypnosis, but the secret to improving memory may actually be much simpler.
October 3, 2014 @ 11:10 am
California now has a "Yes Means Yes" law intended to deter sexual assault on campus. Under this law, to make love legally, each partner must agree as they tag each base.