BBC News - Great Britain

Best ever view of asteroid Ceres

The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 4:44 pm

England’s environment ‘in decline’

England’s natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:52 pm

Planet hosts giant ring system

Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet – the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 1:53 pm

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon

Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 12:32 pm

VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl’s life

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 9:01 am

‘Time to link nature and wellbeing’

Scientists need to work together to capitalise on a growing body of evidence showing a link between biodiversity and human wellbeing, a US review suggests.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 7:46 am

How to build world’s tallest lift

How to build the world’s tallest lift

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 12:01 am

Science News - United States

Snakes crawled among Jurassic dinosaurs, new timeline says

Earliest snake fossils provide evidence snakes evolved their flexible skulls before their long, limbless bodies.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 4:00 pm

The continental divide of 2014 temperature

According to data from NASA and NOAA, 2014 was one of the hottest years on record — in some states.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Two sets of neurons turn thirst on and off

A study in mice reveals that two neural groups in the hypothalamus drive the body’s need to quench or not to quench.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Large asteroid buzzes Earth

Asteroid 2004 BL86 swings by Earth today at three times the distance to the moon, the closest asteroid encounter until 2027.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 8:32 pm

Big data studies come with replication challenges

As science moves into big data research — analyzing billions of bits of DNA or other data from thousands of research subjects — concern grows that much of what is discovered is fool’s gold.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 6:48 pm

Sodium and other alkali explosions finally explained

A high-speed camera snaps sharp details of how alkali metals explode in water — a classic, but until now, not fully explained chemical reaction.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 4:06 pm

Warming could nearly double rate of severe La Niña events

Changing climate in the western Pacific could roughly double the frequency of severe La Niña events that cause extreme weather shifts across the globe.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 4:00 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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