BBC News - Great Britain

VIDEO: Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies of cancer aged 82

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 10:37 pm

Pluto probe’s next target chosen

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 4:09 pm

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 2:42 pm

Row over Caribbean dolphin parks plan

Turks and Caicos Islands debates marine mammal park

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 11:40 pm

VIDEO: Using science to combat flooding

Scientists at Newcastle University are going in search of floods, trying to learn what causes them so they can prevent future flash flooding.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 11:03 pm

Key Inmarsat rocket flight ‘success’

A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat is declared a success.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:03 am

VIDEO: Nasa team ‘living on Mars’ for a year

A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 7:59 am

Science News - United States

How dollhouse crime scenes schooled 1940s cops

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee’s dollhouse murder dioramas trained investigators to look at crime scenes through a scientific lens.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 2:53 pm

Life after Pluto: New Horizons to head for Kuiper belt boulder

The New Horizons spacecraft has a second target in the Kuiper belt: an icy boulder dubbed 2014 MU69.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 11:20 pm

Volcanic activity convicted in Permian extinction

Precision dating confirms that Siberian volcanic eruptions could have triggered the Permian extinction.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Coral competitor becomes ally in fight against starfish

On the reef, algae compete with coral. But they may also protect coral from attacks by crown-of-thorns starfish, a new study finds.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 5:00 pm

New experiment verifies quantum spookiness

A new experiment provides the most robust proof that quantum mechanics doesn’t follow the rules we take for granted in everyday life.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 3:02 pm

The need to feed and eating for pleasure are inextricably linked

Scientists used to think that the hunger and the pleasure from food could be easily distinguished. But new results show these systems are inextricably intertwined.

Posted on 27 August 2015 @ 8:44 pm

Decoy switches frogs’ mating call preference

A female túngara frog may switch her choice between two prospective mates when presented with a third, least attractive option.

Posted on 27 August 2015 @ 6:00 pm

CNet - United States

From smartphones to appliances, Europe’s huge tech show has it all

The tech industry comes to Berlin this week to catch the latest gadgets of all types from Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, LG and more.

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 8:00 am

NASA’s New Horizons post-Pluto target is just a billion miles away

If a mission extension is approved, the New Horizons spacecraft will take a short jaunt to a mysterious icy object in the Kuiper Belt.

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 6:27 am

Netflix won’t renew movie licensing pact with Epix

Move is part of the streaming service’s efforts to use original programming to attract new subscribers.

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 4:59 am

Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely

Technically Incorrect: In a series of tweets, Markus Persson says he’s never felt more isolated.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The only way to avoid hangover is to drink less, study says

Technically Incorrect: Water doesn’t help, neither does eating fatty foods. This is the conclusion of a repeat study of drunken university students.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 4:10 pm

To stop next spam king, Facebook program helps firms share security info

The company’s ThreatExchange program hopes to break longstanding barriers to companies talking about the cybersecurity threats they face. Early indications show they’re willing to play along.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 3:28 pm

Amazon developing TV show based on cult sci-fi flick ‘Galaxy Quest’

Never give up, never surrender! A TV series based on the cult comedy film is reportedly in the works from Amazon Studios, with the original creators on-board.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 3:22 pm

Computer World - United States

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