SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
THE DIGEST: AMAZON BUYS ONLINE PHARMACY, DIVES DEEPER INTO HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
Amazon snaps up PillPack for a reported $1 billion.
THE DIGEST: SPACEX JUST LAUNCHED A LAST-OF-ITS-KIND FALCON ROCKET
Out with the Block 4s and in with the Block 5s.
HUMAN SACRIFICES SURROUND ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIAN TOMB
About 5,000 years ago, the Mesopotamians buried two 12-year-olds — a boy and a girl — and surrounded their slender bodies with hundreds of bronze spearheads and what appears to be eight human sacrifices, a new study finds.
WWI POW'S ROMANTIC ENGRAVING DISCOVERED 100 YEARS LATER
More than 100 years ago, a Russian soldier held captive in a prisoner-of-war camp engraved a beautiful scene on an aluminum canteen showing two people, deeply in love, snuggling together.
THE DIGEST: A NEW CLOAKING APPROACH COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE OBJECTS INVISIBLE FROM EVERY DIRECTION
"Our work represents a breakthrough in the quest for invisibility cloaking."
THIS ANDEAN VOLCANO IS RESTLESS. BUT SHOULD WE EXPECT AN EXPLOSIVE ERUPTION?
The Laguna del Maule, a field of volcanoes in the Andes, is restless.
The Earth's surface in the region has been rising, and not slowly.
THE DIGEST: ONE OF SATURN’S MOONS HAS EVERYTHING NEEDED TO HOST LIFE
"[Enceladus] is the only body besides Earth known to simultaneously satisfy all of the basic requirements for life as we know it.”
YES, GOOGLE’S PHONE-CALLING AI IS COOL. BUT WHY DOES IT EXIST?
Duplex will be rolling out to a limited number of businesses and "trusted tester users".
THIS WEBSITE TELLS YOU HOW PREPARED YOUR COUNTRY IS FOR A DISEASE EPIDEMIC
Ebola outbreak in 2014
highlighted just how easily deadly diseases can spread beyond a country's borders, to places thousands of miles away.
BEES HAVE EVOLVED TO BE CITY DWELLERS AND PREFER URBAN AREAS TO COUNTRYSIDE, STUDY FINDS
Bees must become city dwellers to in order to survive, according to a new study which found the insects now fare better in towns.