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BBC News - Great Britain

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Twinkling stars and swirling gases – winning visions of the night sky

Posted on 18 September 2014 @ 10:19 am

Murder ‘comes naturally’ to chimps

A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

Posted on 18 September 2014 @ 7:43 am

Europeans drawn from three ‘tribes’

Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 5:46 pm

Ebola global security threat – Obama

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 12:12 pm

Richard III death injuries revealed

King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a “sustained attack”, according to new research.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 9:29 am

Ebola vaccine trial begins

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 6:04 am

Inky prints show state of hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are more thinly spread in the UK than previously believed, a study using ink pads to record their paw prints reveals.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 1:30 am


Science News - United States

Molecule boosts numbers of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

A new molecule multiplies stem cells in umbilical cord blood. More blood-making stem cells could mean more effective transplants for people with blood cancers.

Posted on 18 September 2014 @ 9:02 pm

World population may reach 12.3 billion in 2100

The number of people on the planet is likely to keep rising over the next century.

Posted on 18 September 2014 @ 6:15 pm

Genetic data rewrite the prehistory of Europe

The genomes of nine ancient and 2,345 living humans have changed the story of modern Europeans’ origins.

Posted on 18 September 2014 @ 5:45 pm

Shrinking ancient sea may have spawned Sahara Desert

The Saharan Desert probably formed 7 million years ago as the ancient Tethys Sea, the forerunner of the Mediterranean Sea, shrank.

Posted on 18 September 2014 @ 3:34 pm

Octobot uses webbed arms to swim faster

Octopus-inspired robot could one day help researchers observe underwater ecosystems.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 9:15 pm

Sharks’ hunting paths may not be driven by math

Penguins, tuna, sharks and other marine hunters have been shown to use math to find food. But simulations suggest the behavior is a result of rough water, not complex calculation.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 9:11 pm

Making metamaterials ‘digital’ could simplify invisibility cloaks

The digital world of 1s and 0s has inspired a simpler way to make complex metamaterials.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 6:47 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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