Tech/Science


BBC News - Great Britain

Chimps filmed in ‘daring’ food raids

Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:33 am

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:31 am

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:06 pm

Gladiators were ‘mostly vegetarian’

Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:39 pm

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 2:56 pm

Slumbering lions win top photo prize

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:24 am

Physics reveals how nature sparkles

Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature’s most dazzling shines.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:15 am


Science News - United States

No water contamination found in Ohio's fracking epicenter

Methane in Ohio groundwater comes from biological sources, such as bacteria, not fossil fuel exploration.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:48 pm

Stegosaurus landed a low blow in dino brawl

During a dinosaur scuffle 147 million years ago, a stegosaurus whipped an allosaurus in the crotch.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 7:19 pm

Oldest human DNA narrows time of Neandertal hookups

A 45,000-year-old Siberian bone provides genetic clues about the timing of interbreeding between ancient humans and Neandertals.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 6:32 pm

Comets caught zooming around nearby star

The young star Beta Pictoris hosts at least two families of comets, which might mirror our solar system’s past.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:30 pm

Mystery fossils belonged to giant ostrichlike dinosaur

Two recently found skeletons reveal that Deinocheirus, first discovered 50 years ago, was the largest-known dinosaur of its kind.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:03 pm

Magnetic detector identifies single protons

An MRI-like machine can scan an individual proton, raising prospects that a similar technique could eventually image biological molecules one by one.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:11 pm

Mars orbiter snaps close up of comet Siding Spring

NASA’s spacecraft are giving astronomers a good look at a comet from the Oort cloud.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:05 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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