The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than archaeologists assumed. » 11/27/14 7:00am Today 7:00am

Why the U.S. Is One of the Cruelest Places in the World for Lab Animals

The United States prides itself on being a country of animal lovers. But when it comes to the ethical treatment of lab animals, few countries perform worse. Here's how the U.S. has fallen out of step with the rest of the world, and why many of its practices are considered unscientific and inhumane. » 11/26/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Dogs And Humans Process Speech In Remarkably Similar Ways

In what will come as a surprise to virtually nobody, a new brain study shows that dogs don't just respond to our words, they also respond to how we say them. It's a finding that suggests dogs evolved their keen listening skills as a result of domestication. » 11/26/14 9:40am Yesterday 9:40am

The U.S. Military Has Deployed A Laser Weapon To The Persian Gulf

As part of its annual training exercises in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy has begun testing a prototype of its High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon. The futuristic device could be used to shoot down drones and small attack boats. » 11/25/14 11:43am Tuesday 11:43am

Electric Shock Study Shows We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Strangers

How much money would you pay to prevent a complete stranger from being administered an electric shock? And how would that compare to what you'd give up to prevent your own pain? A fascinating new experiment suggests we may be more altruistic than we think. » 11/24/14 1:20pm Monday 1:20pm