Yahoo, Tumblr CEOs Dish on Merger
After the big acquisition announcement Yahoo and Tumblr CEOs talk about why the two are a good fit.
7 mobile tools to help you survive tornadoes
A series of deadly storms that pummeled Arkansas, Missouri and other states this week reminds us that tornado season is upon us once again.
5 Tornado Myths Busted
Following the Oklahoma tornado, a severe-weather expert shares facts and tips on staying safe in storms.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - May Puzzler
Dog sniffs out grammar
A border collie takes command of sentence rules
Why sign up for a one-way Mars trip? Three applicants explain the appeal
A one-way trip to Mars sounds like something you''d wish on your worst enemy - so why would more than 78,000 people from around the world pay up to $75 for a chance to die on another planet?"I can say I have an ulterior motive," said David Brin, who has written more than a dozen science-fiction nove...
Buggy hordes of cicadas sighted in Virginia ... but New York? Not yet
There''s been a groundswell of 17-year cicadas in Virginia and other southern states, as revealed by a fresh wave of photos and eyewitness reports. In some areas, the outbreak has been accompanied by the insects'' loud chorus call. And that''s music to the ears of University of Connecticut entomolog...
Applying Inventive Principles to Resolve Contradictions
Much of innovation involves avoiding making engineering trade-offs. This means resolving a technical contradiction (i.e. something must be made stronger, but lighter; faster, but more fuel efficient; harder, but flexible). These technical contradictions arise when one parameter (i.e. power) is...
Robotic ants provide path to real ant brains
Robots built to mimic ants suggest that real ants waste little, if any, mental energy deciding which way to go when they reach an uneven fork in the road, according to a new study. Instead, the ants just take the easiest route as dictated by geometry.