Mathematician's century-old secrets unlocked

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LiveScience) While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how more…

Earliest known audio recording of Christmas found

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Geek-O-System) Recently discovered wax cylinders have been shown to contain what could be the earliest audio recordings of Christmas in the world. The Museum of London discovered 24 more…

Dads disappear from households across America

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) Nicole Hawkins' three daughters have matching glittery boots, but none has the same father. Each has uniquely colored ties in her hair, but none has a more…

How does traffic cop ticket driverless car?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) Ever since the 1930s, self-driving cars have been just 20 years away. Many of those earlier visions, however, depended on changes to physical infrastructure that never more…

Reconstructive surgery nearer for hero dog

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sacramento Bee) A street dog from the Philippines that won hearts around the world after saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle is a step closer more…

Funniest news stories of 2012

by Joe Kovacs -- Welcome once again, friends, to the annual roundup of the funniest news of the year, and if you're one of those who is pessimistic about the future, you more…