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Israeli Backpack Deploys Bulletproof Vest

4 Honored for Genetic Research and Developing Anesthetic

An Israeli company says it has come up with a unique item to protect against the threat of school shootings - a bulletproof backpack that transforms into a bulletproof vest.

Scientists: World's Warming; Expect More Intense Hurricanes

Scientists: World's Warming; Expect More Intense Hurricanes

By Seth Borenstein | Sep 18
A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster.

Experts: Mayan Altar Hints At Ancient Intrigue

Experts: Mayan Altar Hints At Ancient Intrigue

Sep 18
An altar found at Guatemala's La Corona site suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal, archaeologists said Friday.

Tackling Spider Fear and Other Phobias with VR

Tackling Spider Fear and Other Phobias with VR

Sep 18
Virtual reality therapy can help people with phobias like fear of heights by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research.

Israeli Backpack Deploys Bulletproof Vest

Israeli Backpack Deploys Bulletproof Vest

Sep 17
An Israeli company says it has come up with a unique item to protect against the threat of school shootings - a bulletproof backpack that transforms into a bulletproof vest.

Boss Revenge, Self-Colonoscopy Studies Win 2018 Ig Nobels

Boss Revenge, Self-Colonoscopy Studies Win 2018 Ig Nobels

By Mark Pratt | Sep 17
The prizes at the 28th annual ceremony at Harvard University were being handed out by real Nobel laureates.