Flow is a wearable that helps you avoid nasty air pollution

While humanity has made strides to cut down its greenhouse emissions, the fact remains: we produce a lot of harmful gases every day. If you live in the city, however, it's easy to forget the quality of the air around you, and the impact it might be h…

NASA has a new plan to observe black holes with cosmic X-rays

Since humanity hasn't quite figured out a way to directly take a picture of black hole yet, NASA's next major science mission will send a trio of highly specialized telescopes into space to study the high-energy X-ray radiation surrounding black hole…

SOSV, “the accelerator VC,” closes third fund at $150 million

SOSV Managing Director and founder Sean O' Sullivan Since the advent of accelerators, venture capitalists have competed to lock in deals with the best startups in a given batch. Entrepreneur turned investor Sean O’ Sullivan thought it would be better to develop a venture firm that owned and ran its own accelerators, instead.
Today that firm, SOSV, has closed its third fund at $150 million to back startups that are admitted to and have… Read More

Dinosaur eggs reveal one possible reason why they went extinct

The eggs of some dinosaurs took much, much longer to hatch than the eggs of their avian relatives and descendants — and it could have contributed to their demise. A team of researchers from various institutions examined the embryonic tooth from a so…

MIT: Carpooling services could replace most NYC cabs

Researchers have proved mathematically what you probably already knew: Carpooling services are more efficient, less polluting and less costly than traditional taxis. Using data from three million New York City taxi rides, a team from from MIT's CSAIL…

SpaceX will resume rocket launches on January 8th

After months of uncertainty and delays, SpaceX can finally say when it expects to resume rocket launches following its September launchpad explosion. The private spaceflight outfit is now aiming for a return to flight on January 8th, when a Falcon 9…

Bill and Melinda Gates back an implant that could prevent HIV

You don't have to wait until after an infection to fight HIV. A technique known as pre-exposure prophylaxis has you taking preemptive medicine on a regular basis, greatly reducing the chances that HIV will take root in the first place. Needless to…