BBC News - Great Britain

VIDEO: Hunting for Einstein’s missing waves

An experiment in Italy seeks to find Albert Einstein’s last great prediction – gravitational waves.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 10:22 am

VIDEO: What is Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?

Everything you need to know about Einstein’s 100-year-old Theory of General Relativity.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 10:15 am

2015 likely to be warmest on record

Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running “well above” any previous year, scientists say.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 10:13 am

The hunt for Einstein’s missing waves

The hunt for Albert Einstein’s missing waves

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 3:55 am

Taking on Godzilla in Alaska

The Alaskan fishing village taking on ‘Godzilla’

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 1:36 am

VIDEO: Conservation’s ‘gadget man’

Meet the RSPB’s ‘gadget man’ who builds devices to help conservation scientists gather data.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 12:03 am

VIDEO: Test flight for ‘reuseable spaceship’

The entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has claimed success on the second flight of his New Shepard spaceship.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 10:37 pm

Science News - United States

Taste is all in your head

By targeting certain nerve cells in a mouse’s brain, scientists made plain water turn bitter or sweet.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Final chapter published in decades-long Gravity Probe B project

It took more than 50 years, but an experiment testing general relativity has finally come to a close.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Gut microbes signal when dinner is done

Helpful E. coli bacteria that live in the guts of animals produce proteins that can decrease an animal’s appetite only 20 minutes after receiving nutrients

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Conifer ancestors had a double dose of DNA

The genomes of conifers — pine, cypress and yew trees — doubled twice in the distant past.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 11:30 am

Don’t flip out: Earth’s magnetic poles aren’t about to switch

Earth’s waning magnetic field is returning to its long-term average, not heading toward a catastrophic magnetic reversal, new lava analysis suggests.

Posted on 23 November 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Mosquitoes engineered to zap ability to carry malaria

Researchers have created a gene drive that prevents mosquitoes from carrying malaria.

Posted on 23 November 2015 @ 7:47 pm

Five species that show why ‘bird brain’ is a stupid phrase

Birds can use tools, make art and understand human language. Why do we assume they are stupid?

Posted on 23 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm

CNet - United States

Australian Roads Minister's stern reminder: Hoverboards are banned – CNET

Marty McFly made them cool and Justin Bieber has even ridden one, but a politician in Australia has played the “Christmas Grinch” warning against buying hoverboards, which are banned on local roads.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 6:12 am

Battle lines drawn in first trailer for 'Captain America: Civil War' – CNET

Captain America and Iron Man throw down in the first trailer for the upcoming film from Marvel Studios.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 6:01 am

Amazon adorns New York subway with Nazi insignia – CNET

Technically Incorrect: To promote its new series “The Man in the High Castle,” Amazon decides to confront strap hangers with Nazi and Japanese war symbolism. The ads are reportedly being pulled, but it’s not clear by whom.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 4:07 am

Science creates flatworms with the heads and brains of other flatworms – CNET

Without altering its genomic sequence, biologists have created hybrid flatworms with heads and bodies from two different species.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 3:41 am

The CraveCast gives thanks for 'Jessica Jones,' 'MST 3K' and 'the crowd' – CNET

On Tuesday’s CraveCast, we’ll talk about new shows we’re excited for, plus the most hyped franchise ever and crowdsourcing a multiverse.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 2:11 am

Bacon-scented underwear, for your own personal strip show – CNET

What’s shakin’, bacon? Wear these skivvies that smell like pork if you dare, though you should probably avoid them if you’re a mail carrier, zookeeper, veterinarian or dog catcher.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 12:52 am

We cracked open an Apple Pencil so you don't have to – CNET

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Apple Pencil and explores the tiny tech that powers the iPad Pro’s must-have accessory.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 12:49 am

Computer World - United States

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