Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Low oxygen ‘delayed life on Earth’

Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 6:04 pm

IPCC debates ‘most important’ report

Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 1:34 pm

Rocket makers probe US explosion

The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 12:27 pm

New species of frog in urban jungle

Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 2:36 am

How will future city signs look?

How jetpacks and driverless cars will change the cityscape

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 12:29 am

In pictures: Relics found in Mexico

Ancient Mexican city yields 50,000 treasures

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 12:18 am

Koala chlamydia vaccine raises hope

Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 10:59 pm


Science News - United States

Early animals couldn’t catch a breath

Low levels of oxygen may have hindered evolution of animal life hundreds of millions of years ago.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Sheath helps 'aqua-hamster' survive underwater

Scientists hoped a membrane invented in 1964 would let submarines pull air from seawater.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 4:03 pm

Birds large and small hop over obstacles in similar ways

Bipedal birds, from tiny quail to huge ostriches, tackled a step in a similar way, minimizing energy cost and maximizing safety.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 11:00 am

New frog species discovered in New York City

A new frog species lives up and down the East Coast. It was discovered when ecologists realized its ‘ribbit’ was distinct from the calls of a lookalike species.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 7:10 pm

Mini stomachs grown in lab

Clumps of human gastric cells could help researchers study stomach diseases.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 7:05 pm

Asteroids closer to home may get us to Mars

NASA should abandon its attempt to bring a space rock into lunar orbit and instead scrutinize ones already whizzing by Earth, one scientist argues.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 6:25 pm

A little good news for giant tortoises in the Galapagos

The giant tortoise population on the Galapagos island of Española is on the rebound, but there are still concerns about other markers of conserving the endangered species.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 5:14 pm

CNet - United States

Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face

A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries, and a lesson for herself.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 10:36 pm

NSA’s reported Huawei hack gives glimpse of agency’s role in ‘cyber Cold War’

The latest report based on leaks by Edward Snowden has it that the NSA hacked into the servers of a Chinese router company that had itself been accused by the US of potentially aiding government espionage.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 8:38 pm

Twitter battle in Turkey heats up, spreads to YouTube — reports

The fight over a Twitter ban in the country intensifies, as the government reportedly blocks a workaround, the White House weighs in, and Google refuses to yank YouTube vids critical of the prime minister.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 5:53 pm

Apple rumor claims all-new, 12-inch MacBook Air

The MacBook is getting a makeover sooner rather than later — if chatter from China is accurate.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 4:02 pm

Automating your 2048 game

2048 may be deceptively difficult in its later stages, but the early
portion of the game can be played mindlessly by mashing the left and up
arrow keys and building into a corner.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 11:00 am

2048 starts easy; gets hard. Here’s how to make it easy again

The Threes-like puzzle game sucks you in by making it seem easy to hit the magic number. Turns out, though, that it actually is easy — if you understand the game’s logic.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 11:00 am

Samsung shows business customers how to be high tech

The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom in New Jersey to demonstrate technology it has for hotels, financial firms, retailers, and other businesses.

Posted on 22 March 2014 @ 11:00 am

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