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France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma
Science Says: That Michigan Meteor Could Have Been Meatier
Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

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Science Says: That Michigan Meteor Could Have Been Meatier

France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma

By Seth Borenstein |
The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan.

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

By Tom Murphy | Jan 19
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Motion-Sensing Cameras Capture Candid Wildlife Shots

Motion-Sensing Cameras Capture Candid Wildlife Shots

By Mead Gruver | Jan 18
As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before.

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

By Ivan Moreno | Jan 17
Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It's a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people's movements

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 16
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.

Digital Currencies Dip As South Korea Considers Trading Ban

Digital Currencies Dip As South Korea Considers Trading Ban

Jan 14
Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban.