Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Aurora found beyond our Solar System

An aurora has been spotted around a brown dwarf more than 18 light years away, scientists report.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 11:48 pm

Alarm over Cambodia ‘timber grab’

A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an “unprecedented” rate from protected lands in Cambodia.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 9:16 pm

Bendy tech promise for graphene

Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world’s thinnest material.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 9:13 pm

Tech experts caution on killer AI

More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 5:10 pm

Hunter bailed over Cecil the lion

A professional hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe’s most famous lion is released on $1,000 bail by a court.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 5:08 pm

Rare rhino death leaves just four

One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 12:08 pm

Structural secret of T. rex’s teeth

New research reveals the key to the serrated tooth structure that made carnivorous theropod dinosaurs such successful predators.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 10:40 am


Science News - United States

Encountering an unexpected Pluto and life's complexity

Just as genetic analyses are revealing details of life’s long history, the New Horizons probe is bringing the fuzzy surface of Pluto into focus.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:27 pm

Global warming unpaused, how space affects the brain and more reader feedback

A reader shares a story about Stephen Jay Gould, while others discuss how to protect the brain from radiation in space and whether 2014 was the hottest year on record.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:27 pm

The tree of life gets a makeover

Biology’s tree of life has morphed from the familiar classroom version emphasizing kingdoms into a complex depiction of supergroups, in which animals are aligned with a slew of single-celled cousins.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:00 pm

How trans fats oozed into our diet and out again

Trans fats are no longer “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA. In a world where we want to have our doughnuts and eat them, too, it’s back to the drawing board, and back to butter.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 6:24 pm

Resveratrol’s anticancer benefits show up in low doses

Small amounts of the compound found in red wine and grapes prove protective against colon cancer in mice fed a high-fat diet.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Distant star has northern lights–like display

A dim star shows signs of auroral lights, the first detected on a body that’s not a planet or moon.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Remains of Jamestown leaders discovered

Colonial-era graves reveal leading figures in founding of English America.

Posted on 28 July 2015 @ 10:36 pm

CNet - United States

NASA’s Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we’re still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto’s moon.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 2:41 am

Wall Street ponders whether to fly the coop on Twitter

Experts debate what’s next for the struggling social network after it warns investors not to expect substantial user growth anytime soon.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:55 am

Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here’s our pick of the best released in July 2015.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:54 am

Samsung plans price cut for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Warning that it faced a difficult market environment, the smartphone maker announces that it’s “adjusting” the price of its flagship handsets.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:50 am

Galaxy S6 fails to bring back Samsung’s mojo

The Korean company reported its seventh straight profit decline in the second quarter and will cut pricing for the Galaxy S6 to attract more buyers.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:48 am

Google in talks to bring Loon to Sri Lanka, but it’s not a done deal

The search giant is looking to bring its Wi-Fi-beaming balloons to the South Asian country, but discussions are still in early stages.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:38 am

Samsung plans priice cut for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Warning that it faced a difficult market environment, the smartphone maker announces it’s “adjusting” the price of ifs flagship handsets.









Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:35 am

Computer World - United States

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