You can thank 1940s sex symbol Hedy Lamarr for today's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices
August 7, 2018, 10:57 a.m. by John Platt
The actress helped invent spread-spectrum radio technology, the precursor of modern wireless communications.
Fabled 'Gate to Hell' really did kill people — and now we know why
July 30, 2018, 10:19 a.m. by John Platt
The ancient Romans saw 'Pluto's Gate' as the entrance to the underworld.
Starfish make remarkable comeback years after deadly disease outbreak
June 26, 2018, 10:16 a.m. by John Platt
The disease caused starfish to lose their limbs, dissolve and die.
Invasive plant that can cause blindness pops up in Virginia for first time
June 18, 2018, 10:10 a.m. by John Platt
Touching a giant hogweed can cause burns and even blindness.
Installation begins on Jeff Bezos' 10,000-year clock
February 21, 2018, 11:51 a.m. by John Platt
The clock is "designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking."
CDC issues new warning about salmonella from pet turtles
August 30, 2017, 10:56 a.m. by John Platt
Small turtles are illegal, but they are still available from many less-reputable dealers.