BBC News - Great Britain

Baffling ballet

Can science explain the flocking habits of starlings?

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 2:20 am

Google boss sets new skydive record

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 10:35 pm

Autumnwatch returns to Leighton Moss

Stags, starlings and more turn out for Autumnwatch

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 3:56 pm

Sci-fi short promotes comet mission

The European Space Agency releases a short sci-fi movie to promote its audacious bid to land on a comet next month.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 3:15 pm

First transplant of ‘dead’ heart

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a “dead heart”.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 12:00 pm

The Queen sends her first tweet

The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum’s ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 10:51 am

Legal fight begins to save beavers

Campaigners start legal action to prevent the government from capturing a family of wild beavers.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 9:48 am

Science News - United States

Supersized sunspot is largest in decades

A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 9:07 pm

How female ferns make younger neighbors male

Precocious female ferns release a partly formed sexual-identity hormone, and nearby laggards finish it and go masculine.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 4:43 pm

Easter Islanders sailed to Americas, DNA suggests

Genetic ties among present-day populations point to sea crossings centuries before European contact with Easter Island.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 4:22 pm

Bright feathers give hints about dino vision

Dinosaurs may have seen the world in brilliant ultraviolet light and turquoises, which may have influenced the evolution of birds’ feathers.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 1:52 pm

Rosetta's comet is starting to let off more gas

Rosetta’s close encounter with comet 67P reveals the growth of its jets and what’s in the comet’s surrounding haze.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 8:48 pm

New microscope gives clear view inside cells

By splitting beams of light, a new microscopy technique can capture activity inside a cell.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Southern birds may be moving into your winter backyard

A warming climate is letting warm-adapted birds live farther north in winter, a new study finds.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 4:47 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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