An iPhone-hacking tool likely wouldn't stay secret for long

Suppose Apple loses its court fight with the FBI and has to produce a software tool that would help agents hack into an iPhone—specifically, a device used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters. Could that tool really ...

Turning mortal enemies into allies? Ants can

On an African plateau surrounded by flat-topped trees as far as the eye could see, wind whistled through the acacia thorns like someone blowing across a bottle. Kathleen Rudolph was more concerned with the ants raining down ...

Google glass meets organs-on-chips

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed hardware and software to remotely monitor and control devices that mimic the human physiological system. Devices known as organs-on-chips allow researchers ...

A 'tail' of two comets

Two comets that will safely fly past Earth later this month may have more in common than their intriguingly similar orbits. They may be twins of a sort.

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