Scientists have found a way to make sure their mutant genetic creations don't spread in the wild

In Ray Bradbury's classic short story "A Sound of Thunder," there is a lesson no doubt heavy on the minds of today's gene-hacking scientists: a man travels back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find that by mistakenly stepping on a butterfly he subtly alters the entire future. With our newly acquired ability to…

The Cottage Industry Trying to Convince You Your Cell Phone Can Give You Cancer

If you stick the $49.99 Patch’d smartchip onto the back of your phone, its makers promise you will reduce your exposure to your phone’s radiation by “up to” 95 percent. This small sticker, the company claims, will miraculously protect your brain, your balls, and (if you’re the type to carry a phone in your bra) your…

This face recognition company is causing havoc in Russia—and could come to the U.S. soon

Last month, a Russian software developer named Andrey Mima announced that he had been able to track down two women he'd taken a photo of in 2010, with nothing more than their faces. Mima posted on Vkontakte, Russia's equivalent of Facebook, that he'd used a facial recognition app called FindFace. All he had to do was…

This woman's viral YouTube videos are giving millions of people 'brain orgasms'

There is a place on the internet, far away from the sense-assaulting cacophony of social media and the frantic yawp of news, where the vibes are mellow and the goal is relaxation. In a tucked-away corner of YouTube, a fellowship of peace seekers have united around a genre of videos that they say relaxes them, soothes…