Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Monster shark ‘kept whales in check’

The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 3:23 pm

Farmland birds show rapid decline

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:39 pm

Deal expected on EU climate cuts

A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Significant Bronze Age pottery find

A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 8:55 am

Search for world’s smartest city

Two very different paths to smarter cities

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:51 am

VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:34 am

Chimps filmed in ‘daring’ food raids

Footage reveals wild chimps on night-time crop raids

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:33 am


Science News - United States

Southern birds may be moving into your winter backyard

A warming climate is letting warm-adapted birds live farther north in winter, a new study finds.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 4:47 pm

E-commerce sites personalize search results to maximize profits

Travel and retail websites alter search results depending on whether consumers use smartphones or particular web browsers.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 4:14 pm

No water contamination found in Ohio's fracking epicenter

Methane in Ohio groundwater comes from biological sources, such as bacteria, not fossil fuel exploration.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:48 pm

Stegosaurus landed a low blow in dino brawl

During a dinosaur scuffle 147 million years ago, a stegosaurus whipped an allosaurus in the crotch.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 7:19 pm

Oldest human DNA narrows time of Neandertal hookups

A 45,000-year-old Siberian bone provides genetic clues about the timing of interbreeding between ancient humans and Neandertals.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 6:32 pm

Comets caught zooming around nearby star

The young star Beta Pictoris hosts at least two families of comets, which might mirror our solar system’s past.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:30 pm

Mystery fossils belonged to giant ostrichlike dinosaur

Two recently found skeletons reveal that Deinocheirus, first discovered 50 years ago, was the largest-known dinosaur of its kind.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:03 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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