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This ancient society passed power down from woman to woman
This ancient society passed power down from woman to woman

flickr user John FowlerRemnants of the Chaco Canyon great houses are preserved today in Chaco Culture National Historic Park.In a colossal 650-room structure built over a millennia ago in present-day New Mexico, women ruled.This stone structure—dubbed Pueblo...

Audio engineering is making call center robots more 'human' and less annoying
Audio engineering is making call center robots more 'human' and less annoying

Fisher PriceAudio engineering can make computerized customer support lines seem friendlier and more helpful.Say you’re on the phone with a company and the automated virtual assistant needs a few seconds to “look up” your information. And then you hear...

Why can whale nerves stretch and turn like bungee cords?
Why can whale nerves stretch and turn like bungee cords?
Middle Eastern seed bank re-deposits backups into Svalbard's doomsday vault
Middle Eastern seed bank re-deposits backups into Svalbard's doomsday vault
What pregnant women actually need to know about herpes
What pregnant women actually need to know about herpes
Want people to volunteer as lab rats? Turn your science into a game.
Want people to volunteer as lab rats? Turn your science into a game.

St. Martin's PressPower PlayPower Play: How video games can save the world by Asi Burak and Laura Parker.The following is an excerpt from Power Play: How video games can save the world by Asi Burak and Laura Parker.One of the most successful examples of...

This tiny camera could give drones predator vision
This tiny camera could give drones predator vision

Thiele et al. Sci. Adv. 20173D-printed micro-cameraClusters of lenses were directly printed onto the chip.From body parts to supercars, the family of 3D printed products just keeps expanding. But in a study published last week in Science Advances, scientists...

McDonalds' fancy new straw doesn't suck
McDonalds' fancy new straw doesn't suck