BBC News - Great Britain

VIDEO: Air pollution – the ‘invisible hazard’

Fergus Walsh examines the threat of air pollution to public health.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:09 pm

Korean leader for UN climate panel

Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 8:26 pm

Neutrinos: ‘Superheroes’ of particle world

Why neutrinos won the Nobel Prize

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:26 pm

Homo naledi was ‘jack of all trades’

Scientists publish a second batch of papers on Homo naledi, the creature whose remains were sensationally found deep inside a South African cave.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 4:38 pm

Neutrino ‘flip’ wins physics Nobel

The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, who discovered that neutrinos switch between different “flavours”.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 12:43 pm

Bloodhound Diary: The real deal

1,000mph car makes its public debut

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 9:20 am

VIDEO: Newly-discovered rat ‘like no other’

A team of international scientists have discovered a new species of rat in Indonesia.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 7:27 am

Science News - United States

Top 10 subatomic surprises

Nobel Prize–winning neutrinos rank among science’s most unexpected discoveries.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 8:52 pm

Neutrinos’ identity shift snares physics Nobel

Arthur McDonald and Takaaki Kajita shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that neutrinos oscillate between different types, which demonstrates that the particles have mass.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 8:35 pm

Neurological condition probably caused medieval scribe’s shaky handwriting

By scrutinizing a medieval scribe’s wiggly handwriting, scientists conclude that the writer suffered from essential tremor.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 8:03 pm

Using general relativity to magnify the cosmos

Astronomers have Einstein to thank for the tools that bring far-away galaxies and maybe even black hole collisions into view.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 4:38 pm

Chimpanzees show surprising flexibility on two feet

Chimpanzees’ upper-body flexibility while walking upright suggests ancient hominids walked effectively.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Discovery of neutrino mass earns 2015 physics Nobel

The discovery that subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass has won Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur McDonald of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 10:41 am

For the real hits of fashion week, look to computer science

A machine learning algorithm that analyzes trends on the runway and those on the street could help designers and manufacturers better understand what fashion trends take off.

Posted on 5 October 2015 @ 8:35 pm

CNet - United States

Lexus builds a full-size cardboard car (pictures)

Lexus fashions a life-size version of its IS sedan from 1,700 pieces of cardboard laser-cut and glued into a driveable model.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:59 pm

Lexus builds a full-size car out of cardboard — and yeah, it drives

It will be easy for Lexus to recycle its Origami Car when it’s done with it. The car is made from precision-cut cardboard.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:39 pm

Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 950 series: All the cool hardware Microsoft just announced

Microsoft upped its cool factor today with introductions of some really great-sounding products, including a first for the company, the Surface Book convertible laptop.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:38 pm

Sony hack’s invasion of privacy still grates on CEO

Nearly a year after a crippling hack, the studio’s boss says he was distressed by how some people combed leaked emails for embarrassing information.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:36 pm

Orion’s Belt is made of leather, and other hilarious #NewSpaceFacts

Comedy Central’s nightly #HashtagWars game on Twitter reveals important information about the goings-on in our universe and beyond. Note: Matt Damon is from Mars, Ben Affleck is from Venus.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:31 pm

The fins and the furious: Fish are nature’s top athletes, study says

Scientists suggest that a fish’s ability to quickly disperse oxygen through its body makes it the ultimate athlete. Oh yeah? Let’s see a pirate perch go three rounds with Ronda Rousey.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:29 pm

‘Doctor Who’ appears in official Lego form (pictures)

Conquer time and space with Lego’s new “Doctor Who” set. It comes complete with two Doctors, a companion, a folding TARDIS and enough villains to keep everybody in danger.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:06 pm

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