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BBC News – Great Britain

Pneumatic octopus is a first for soft robotics

Engineers in the US have built a self-contained, entirely soft robot – in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:27 am

Seeking ET

How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:28 pm

Hottest day of 2016 recorded at Gravesend in Kent

The UK records its hottest temperature of the year so far – 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent – as experts warn of possible health risks.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 7:41 pm

Five ways Proxima b find is important

Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun’s nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri – the closest star to our Solar System.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Is depression a state of body not mind?

Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 10:57 am

Bane of the oceans

MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called “microbeads” which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 10:38 am


Science News – United States

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CNet – United States

Drop test: Is the Galaxy Note 7 really tougher than the S7 Edge? – CNET

The Note 7 is the first phone made with Gorilla Glass 5, but does this make it a tougher to break that the S7 Edge?

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 1:19 am

SF woman outhustles others to win #PitchLeBron online contest – CNET

The owner of a San Francisco company gets a big-league shout-out from the NBA star on social media.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:10 am

Can a social network curb racial profiling? – CNET

Nextdoor became a magnet for racial profiling. An update aims to reduce such incidents, but what responsibility does the community message board have to do so?

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:08 am

Man claims bottles and cans just stick to his head – CNET

Technically Incorrect: No one seems to know why Jamie Keeton’s body is the way it is. But it’s seemingly magnetic. So much so that he makes money out of it.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:03 am

Giant butt-shaped aircraft crashes because butts weren’t meant to fly – Roadshow

The world’s apparently largest aircraft crashed during a test flight in England. But all the internet could see was that it looks like a heinie.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:50 pm

Good thing Rick Astley doesn’t mind Rickrolling, cause we’re never gonna give it up – CNET

The singer whose 1980s video is at the heart of a recurring internet joke says he knows it’s not personal.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:32 pm

Why Heath Ledger’s Joker was the best Batman bad guy – CNET

No joke! A new video makes a convincing argument as to why the Clown Prince of Crime makes the perfect antagonist for the Dark Knight.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:29 pm

Computer World – United States

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