BBC News - Great Britain

VIDEO: The science behind the pollen count

The pollen count is an important part of the weather forecast for the estimated 31 million people who suffer from hayfever.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 7:12 am

Peeking into the brain’s filing system

Where do your memories live?

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 1:08 am

In pictures: Lightning illuminates UK

The best images from Friday night’s thunder storms

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 3:18 pm

Cats ‘control mice’ with chemicals

Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 11:08 pm

Solar Impulse completes epic flight

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 8:06 pm

VIDEO: ‘Irreversible change’ to sea life from CO2

A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 5:52 am

Limited badger cull to start in NI

Northern Ireland is to start a limited cull of badgers as part of a research project to combat a disease in cattle that costs the taxpayer £30m a year.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 5:28 am

Science News - United States

Seabirds may navigate by scent

Shearwaters may use olfactory cues to find islands far across the open ocean, a new study suggests.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 11:44 am

Why seahorses have square tails

3-D printed seahorse tails reveal possible benefits of square cross-sections for armor and gripping.

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 6:34 pm

Wrinkled brain mimics crumpled paper

Brains crumple up just like wads of paper, a new study suggests.

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Missing enzyme to blame for scentless roses

The unusual enzyme behind roses’ sweet smell may help researchers revive the flower’s potent aroma.

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Pluto may have spots the size of Missouri

Dark spots emerge on the surface of Pluto in recent images from the New Horizons spacecraft.

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 4:10 pm

Smell test may detect autism

A quick sniff test could reveal whether or not a child has autism, but some scientists have doubts.

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Genetic tweak hints at why mammoths loved the cold

An altered temperature sensor helped mammoths adapt to the cold.

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 4:00 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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