Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

India ‘meteorite death’ to be probed

Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 6:03 am

Bacteria ‘see’ like tiny eyeballs

Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:59 am

Caves reveal Australia wasteland’s secret past

Caves reveal a desert’s rainforest past

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 3:06 am

Dating dispute over ‘oldest Koran’

Carbon dating row over ‘oldest Koran’

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 1:25 am

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mutant sperm-factories spread in men’s testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:46 am

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:45 am

Water rights ‘threaten’ Spanish wetland

One of Europe’s most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 12:16 am


Science News - United States

Plants trick bacteria into attacking too soon

Scientists have discovered that a plant compound interferes with bacterial communication.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

Strong evidence of a tetraneutron, an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons, defies physicists’ theoretical expectations.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 10:08 pm

This roach-inspired robot can wiggle through tight spaces

Cockroaches inspired a compressible, crevice-navigating robot.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Cancer drug’s usefulness against Alzheimer’s disputed

A preliminary report questions the anti-Alzheimer’s activity of a cancer-fighting drug.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Don’t blame winter for that bleak mood

Contrary to popular opinion, depression doesn’t spike in winter, survey finds.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm

‘Rise of the Robots’ chronicles race to build disaster-relief bots

NOVA’s “Rise of the Robots” lays out the difficulties of making humanoid robots that can help out in disasters.

Posted on 7 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm

‘GMOs’ isn’t a four-letter word, but it is hard to define

The definition of what constitutes a genetically modified organism is a challenge to those tasked with developing standards for labeling foods that contain GMOs.

Posted on 5 February 2016 @ 9:57 pm

CNet - United States

On Safer Internet Day, adults ask teens for help – CNET

This annual event tries to quash bullying and cruelty among kids on the Internet by enlisting help from other kids.









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Four ways to share your exact location with family (and why) – CNET

Do you know where your family is? You do now with these handy apps designed to share or track locations using your phone. Peace of mind is priceless.









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 1:00 pm

How do the candidates stack up on social media? – CNET

Presidential candidates are continuing to take their messages to the Internet, where social media networks offer a digital soap box. Here’s how the candidates stack up ahead of the New Hampshire primary.









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 6:30 am

Latest update signals that Adobe hasn’t yet burned its Bridge CC – CNET

After a prolonged silence on Creative Cloud’s digital asset-management tool, Adobe’s finally started the process of rebuilding Bridge.









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

The world’s only opalised pearls, 65 million years in the making – CNET

The world’s first opalised pearls have been found in the Australian desert, dating back 65 million years, when it was covered by an inland sea.









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 4:18 am

Watch Quantum Break prototype footage – CNET

Plus, developer Remedy talks about telling a story that covers “much more” than one game.









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 2:31 am

Can the Toyota Prius actually be sexy? – CNET

Technically Incorrect: Toyota used the Super Bowl to suggest that the environmentally friendly Prius is now an object of extreme desire. Is this faintly ridiculous?









Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 2:00 am

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