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BBC News - Great Britain

VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich

A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 7:22 pm

Nepal quake ‘followed historic pattern’

Nepal’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:08 pm

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 2:29 am

Hidden lives of Chernobyl’s wildlife

Scientists’ camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 9:05 pm

A turtle’s paradise in the Caribbean

One island’s bid to track the shy sea creatures

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 12:15 am

Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears

The men who hunt huge prey with rowing boats and spears

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 12:06 am

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Posted on 25 April 2015 @ 10:36 am


Science News - United States

Brain on display

In her online videos, Nancy Kanwisher goes where few other neuroscientists go.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 8:06 pm

Woolly mammoth DNA shows toll of low diversity

A new sequencing analysis of two woolly mammoth genomes reveals evidence of genetic decline due to isolation and inbreeding just prior to extinction.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:39 pm

Warming’s role in extreme weather quantified

Scientists calculate how much to blame human-driven climate change for extreme high temperatures and heavy rainfall.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 3:00 pm

'Frankenstein' dinosaur was a mash-up of meat eater and plant eater

Fossils of a bizarre-looking dinosaur found in Chile are challenging ideas about how dinosaurs adapted to their environments.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 3:00 pm

A chemistry card game forges bonds

A new card game lets players brush up on chemistry by making compounds out of ions. Form some bonds and have fun in the process.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Pots from hunter-gatherer site in China tell tale of lifestyle shift

Chinese foragers settled down and made pottery shortly before farming’s ascent.

Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 7:31 pm

City- and country-dwelling microbes aren’t so different

A new study reveals the microbial communities in our nation’s dust.

Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 7:29 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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