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Hervé This, the father of molecular gastronomy, thinks the meals of the future should be constructed from chemical compounds.
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Why the French seem like such aggressive drivers
Right now, no. But that could change soon.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
Thanks to the state’s unprecedented drought, fire season has seemed especially dire this year. But federal records show that these trends are now fairly normal.
Scientists have long said that tiny robots would soon be able to conduct surgery and deliver drugs deep inside the body. Here’s why they’re still not a reality.
How much is your attention on the Internet really worth?
The company says it will allow new moms and dads to take as much time off as they’d like in a baby’s first year of life.
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NASA is building drones to mine remote lunar and Martian regions.
Scientists share the gross, scary, and often hilarious reality of doing experiments in the wild.
The jobs that are least vulnerable to automation tend to be held by women.
A recent court case centered around illicit excrement is actually a groundbreaking judicial decision.
Relocating to a landlocked city isn’t enough.
Most of the big names in futurism are men. What does that mean for the direction we’re all headed?
This exoskeleton simulates the process that American don't talk about.