Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 11, 2012 6:37PM ET
Discovered: There's an app for keeping tabs on the spread of malaria; strange extracts from a Martian meteorite; tomatoes reduce stroke risk; stem cells fight deadly brain condition.
Oct 11, 2012 5:27PM ET
One would think the side to take in the Gawker-versus-child-pornography-on-Reddit war would be an easy choice, but Gawker writer Adrien Chen's ban from the site has led to an Internet divide over the matter.
Oct 11, 2012 1:02PM ET
Sprint has confirmed it is in talks with Japanese telecommunications company Softbank for a "potential substantial investment" that could change control of the company, report Reuters' Taro Fuse and Sinead Carew.
Oct 11, 2012 12:47PM ET
The iPhone 5 and any phone running iOS 6 not only by default tracks users for advertising purposes, but also makes it difficult to opt out.
Oct 11, 2012 10:58AM ET
Reddit has blocked Gawker from several of its threads in order to protect "a prominent member of Reddit's community, Violentacrez," who started the /r/picsofdeadchildren and /r/jailbait sections.
Oct 11, 2012 9:11AM ET
The biggest innovation coming out of Google these days is not Google Maps for the iPhone, nor those future-now Google Glass goggles, but Google's driverless cars, says Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
Oct 10, 2012 8:47PM ET
America's favorite $2.5 billion interplanetary science project stopped in its tracks recently when it discovered a strange, bright, shiny object nestled in the Martian soil.
Oct 10, 2012 6:51PM ET
Discovered: DNA half-life makes Jurassic Park impossible; legalizing assisted suicide doesn't make everyone want to die; look at this venomous blue-ringed octopus; cellular findings earn Nobel.
Oct 10, 2012 5:31PM ET
Mitt Romney has managed to achieve something other politicians only got after having cajoled pranksters into doing it for them: He has his very own Google bomb... that he created himself.
Oct 10, 2012 5:21PM ET
The two interns suing Fox Searchlight for their unpaid internships on the set of Black Swan just had their case upgraded to a class action by a New York federal judge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Oct 10, 2012 4:42PM ET
If it weren't for some Security and Exchanges Commission vetting, Facebook would have gotten away with the following lie in its pre-IPO filings:
Oct 10, 2012 1:34PM ET
Developers who played with Maps before its official debut told Apple that its software was awful.
Oct 10, 2012 10:43AM ET
This new dating advice website HeTexted.com masks itself as a way to help women decipher text messages from boys, but is actually all about making fun of how "clueless" women are when it comes to men.
Oct 10, 2012 10:00AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Oct 10, 2012 9:43AM ET
If Walmart's same-day shipping experiment goes well, the discount retailer could be the go-to place for shoppers' immediate online purchasing needs across the country.
Oct 9, 2012 6:58PM ET
Today Rebecca Greenfield posted what appear to be leaked images of the highly anticipated iPad Mini, which prompted one of our Apple-phobic commenters to roll his eyes in comment form.
Oct 9, 2012 6:24PM ET
Discovered: The quantum study that upset the Higgs; computing by waving a gloveless hand; crash dummies that better represent women; how music tastes are formed.
Oct 9, 2012 12:37PM ET
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has confirmed on his personal Tumblr that he indeed doesn't work as much as he used to with Twitter, an assertion made in this weekend's Nick Bilton's profile of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in The New York Times.
Oct 9, 2012 11:18AM ET
Here's a modest proposal: Let's dose up kids stuck in low-income schools with Adderall, even if they don't have A.D.H.D, to compensate for the advantages enjoyed by kids in richer schools.
Oct 9, 2012 9:57AM ET
The same year Instagram got bought up for $1 billion dollars, Hipstamatic, the original retro filter-based photo sharing app laid off all but six of its employees because of one huge oversight: Social.
Oct 9, 2012 9:28AM ET
Apple is supposed to release a smaller iPad this month and 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson has posted a series of convincing photos to Instagram and Twitter of the device, which he alleges are leaked photos, not mockups, of what we will see in the coming weeks.
Oct 8, 2012 10:51PM ET
Medical researchers are well on their way to the future with new testing methods that can diagnose a plethora of diseases with just a sample of the patient's breath.
Oct 8, 2012 6:38PM ET
Facebook has confirmed that it is working with certain retailers to try out a "want" button, which unlike the "like" button would accurately indicate consumer desires.
Oct 8, 2012 5:44PM ET
Discovered: A shot that reduces double chins; sleeping brains act like they're trying to remember something; research à la carte; a dizzying earthquake simulation machine.
Oct 8, 2012 3:18PM ET
Researchers have found that eggs laid by chickens raised in New York City contain scary amounts of lead, adding to mounting evidence about the dangers of urban homesteading.
Oct 8, 2012 9:38AM ET
Hey females (and maybe males?) there's a female CEO who had a baby. New York has a feature story, "Can Marissa Mayer Really Have It All?" about what the event means for females, CEOs, and babies everywhere
Oct 5, 2012 6:53PM ET
Discovered: Caltech tops research university ranking again; coffee's connection to glaucoma; Curiosity scoops Martian sand; methadone reduces needle transmission of HIV.
Oct 5, 2012 4:04PM ET
Though we applaud the go-getter-ness of these college kids who started their own hedge fund, we don't think we would trust them with our money.
Oct 5, 2012 2:04PM ET
After 15 months on the job, Facebook's VP of communications Joe Lockhart is leaving the social network because he doesn't like the West Coast, though the timing suggests otherwise.
Oct 5, 2012 12:49PM ET
The buzziest part of the economy — the social media startups centered in Silicon Valley — were once heralded as a way to kickstart the economy. Now that there's some good news on the job front — unemployment lower than it's been since January 2009 and 114,000 new jobs last month — it's clear that's not where job growth is coming from.