Tech/Science


BBC News – Great Britain

The gene’s still selfish: Dawkins’ famous idea turns 40

Scientist and author Richard Dawkins discusses his legacy – and giving up Twitter

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 7:12 am

Fracking approval reignites row

Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 6:57 am

VIDEO: ‘Scary but beautiful’ lightning on film

Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore’s lightning storms.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 1:46 am

Review call over European GM crop ban

The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 12:22 am

VIDEO: What fracking vote means- in 20 seconds

John Moylan explains what the successful bid to frack for shale gas will mean for a North Yorkshire village – in 20 seconds.

Posted on 23 May 2016 @ 9:31 pm

Lions and zebras being kept at UK homes

Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.

Posted on 23 May 2016 @ 2:43 pm

Scientist spots Turkish banknote error

Nobel chemistry laureate spots DNA error on Turkish banknote.

Posted on 23 May 2016 @ 11:25 am


Science News – United States

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CNet – United States

Finally, a gadget for beer lovers who can’t pour beer – CNET

Japanese company Takara-Tomy’s “Beer Hour Stadium Foamy Head Dispenser” aims to pour beer with a perfect head of foam.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 7:01 am

Weaponised plastic: A history of Lego violence – CNET

A study that examines the inclusion of weapons in Lego kits has found that the toy’s violence is increasing.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 6:39 am

The LaCie Chrome desktop drive blends eye-popping style with a jaw-dropping price – CNET

Sure $1,499 (or AU$2,399) for 1TB of storage sounds expensive, but when it’s designed by Neil Poulton… no, it’s still really expensive.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 6:33 am

Herschel captures the chaotic beauty of newborn stars – CNET

The European Space Agency’s Herschel Observatory has captured snapshot of space that looks like an impressionist painting.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 5:54 am

Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are on the rise – CNET

While other areas of the ocean are languishing, populations of cephalopods have risen thanks to their adaptability.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 5:17 am

Windows Phone market share falls below one percent – CNET

Despite a global rise in smartphone sales, Microsoft’s market share has continued to fall.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 4:53 am

Animal-inspired robot uses whiskers to sense the world – CNET

An odd-looking robot uses an array of whiskers to sense obstacles to avoid them.

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 4:41 am

Computer World – United States

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