Eleanor Cummins
at 13:05 PM Mar 7 2017
Tech // 

Every year, billions of pounds of apples, wheat, corn, and other food is harvested for us to consume. But as much as 40 percent of this bounty is wasted, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:59 AM Mar 3 2017

Amazon's Echo is a robot that sits in your house and listens. The virtual personal assistant can be summoned into action by saying its name, Alexa, and will then act on commands, like ordering a dollhouse and cookies when asked to do so by a too-clever kindergartener. And because it works by listening, Alexa is an always-on surveillance device, quietly storing snippets of information. Which has placed a particular Echo unit in an uncomfortable role: possible witness to a murder.

Marlene Cimons
at 10:18 AM Mar 2 2017
Cars // 

Doug Hines, CEO of a software company in Decatur, GA, has logged hundreds of miles in his Tesla. In addition to the obvious perks of owning an all-electric car—little maintenance, no exhaust, and just downright fun to drive — there was one he hadn't expected: the unfailing generosity of people willing to offer up their home chargers to a stranger, often for free.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:22 AM Mar 1 2017
Tech // 

Bots waging war for years on end, silently and endlessly arguing over tiny details on Wikipedia is, let's be honest, pretty funny. Automatons with vendettas against each other? Come on.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 10:50 AM Feb 24 2017

At the Dubai IDEX defense exposition, arms makers from around the world show off their latest wares. A notable debut at the recent 2017 show: a new, triple hulled Chinese warship design.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 12:30 PM Feb 20 2017

One of the largest aerospace contracts in the world right now is T-X program, an effort to replace all of the United States' T-38 trainer jets—a.k.a. the aircraft used to train fighter pilots. When counting the potential buys on the foreign export market, some 1,000 new jets are planned for this program.

Sara Chodosh
at 11:14 AM Feb 16 2017

 In a shocking twist to anyone who wears makeup, you don't actually have to be healthier to seem attractive to people—you just have to look healthier. And apparently warm skin tones are where it's at.

 
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