Technology

Colorado Town's Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

SCIENCE | Jul 24
Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

How to Choose A Fitness Tracker When They all Sound the Same

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 24
Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance. That's a lot of data, but are they useful?

Israel Takes on Facebook in Battle Against Incitement

PERSONAL TECH | By Tia Goldenberg | Jul 24
Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her.

Group Clones California Giant Trees to Combat Climate Change

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Jul 24
Sequoias growing in the Sierra are among the biggest and oldest trees on Earth, some nearly 300 feet tall and up to 3,000 years old. Could they hep combat climate change?

Too Busy for Pokemon? These Entrepreneurs Will Play for You

VIDEO GAMES | By Ezra Kaplan | Jul 23
Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game "Pokemon Go"? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you.