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  • toilet.jpg A winning way to deal with waste: The toilet, reinvented

    A solar-powered toilet that turns urine and feces into hydrogen and electricity has won a $100,000 first prize in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • senior-scams_medium.jpg Why seniors may be more vulnerable to scams

    It's no secret that senior citizens are a con artist's favorite target. They seem more trusting and more likely to fall for a scammer's pitch. But why, exactly?

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • cell-phone.jpg The call you can't answer with an iPhone to your ear

    On family vacations, it's important for parents to be "present" (that is, not glued to their smartphones).

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • COLLEGES-COMPANIES11.jpg Companies taking greater role on campuses in producing skilled students

    U.S. companies such as GE, Boeing and Microsoft are contacting college students far earlier than ever, advising and shaping curricula so graduates can plug into jobs with less training time and cost.

    June 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • text_message_scam.jpg Avoiding text message scams

    When you get a text from a source that appears suspicious, the prudent thing to do is assume that it's a scam. These messages usually contain malware and viruses designed to infect your phone and steal personal information.

    June 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • eggs.jpg Slate: 'Smart' food packaging

    Soon, "smart" food packaging may keep fruit fresh and let you know if that seafood is spoiled.

    June 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • cc_debt.jpg Consumers continue to use more credit

    The Federal Reserve's monthly report shows consumer credit rose by $6.51 billion in April, the eighth month in a row that it has risen. It follows a $12.4 billion gain in March.

    June 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • password.jpg The most secure password of all time

    The perfectly secure, perfectly memorable password is absolutely pure and rarer than the unicorn. It is like the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, the philosopher's stone, or a model that will get users on the Internet to pay for curated content.

    June 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: Bring back Home Ec!

    Parents don't have time to teach kids basic cooking and housekeeping, so schools must do it instead.

    June 7, 2012

  • mosquito.jpg Bad news: Raindrops don't swat down mosquitoes

    Raindrops should pulverize mosquitoes, but scientists at Georgia Tech discover that's not the case. The good news: the finding could help engineers improve the design of tiny flying robots.

    June 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Jury seated in Sandusky sex-abuse trial

    A jury was selected Wednesday in the child molestation scandal that brought down Joe Paterno, and the makeup of the panel left no doubt this is Penn State country.

    The seven women and five men who will hear opening statements on Monday in the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky include an engineering administrative assistant at Penn State, a dance teacher in the school's continuing education program and a professor who has been on the faculty for 24 years.

    June 6, 2012

  • facebook.png Lawmakers press Zuckerberg on Facebook users under 13

    Facebook is taking heat from U.S. lawmakers after reports that the company is exploring ways to let children under 13 onto its social network.

    June 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Penn State Abuse_Rayk.jpg 3 jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse trial

    Three of the 16 jurors and alternates needed for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial were selected Tuesday morning as the high-profile case got under way in earnest after months of legal wrangling and intense publicity.

    June 5, 2012 1 Photo

  • CADAVERS273.jpg Medical students learned on the bodies, now honor the donors

    After exploring bodies of anatomical donors for months, medical students at Georgetown University give their thanks to families who shared "their most intimate possession."

    May 31, 2012 3 Photos

  • Five Dead Florida_Rayk.jpg Deputies: Fla. mom killed 4 kids, then herself

    A Florida mother who fatally shot her four children before killing herself Tuesday called three of the kids who had sought help from a neighbor back to the house before firing the fatal shots, authorities said.

    Thirty-three-year-old Tonya Thomas fatally shot her four children, who ranged in age from 12 to 17, said Lt. Tod Goodyear, a spokesman for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.


    May 15, 2012 1 Photo