BBC News - Great Britain

Robots adapt to damage in seconds

Researchers develop robots that adapt to damage in less than a minute, instead of the many hours needed by traditional self-learning systems.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 5:07 pm

Mice in space develop thin skin

A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 3:45 pm

‘Dementor’ wasp among 139 new species

The ‘Dementor’ wasp named after the Harry Potter creature is just one of many new species discovered in the Greater Mekong.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 2:42 pm

Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:45 am

Sending ice to Antarctica

Sending ice from the Alps to Antarctica

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:37 am

Crowd size estimated with phone data

A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:10 am

Cold sore virus ‘treats skin cancer’

A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 10:43 pm

Science News - United States

Double blow to skull is earliest evidence of murder, a 430,000-year-old whodunit

A 430,000-year-old hominid skull shows signs of murder, making it the earliest suspected homicide.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Fossils suggest another hominid species lived near Lucy

Fossil jaws dating to over 3 million years ago may add a new species to the ancient hominid mix.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Wild dogs cause problems for people in Nepal

The endangered dhole has a reputation for killing livestock, but its taste for blue sheep could also be an issue, a new study finds.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 3:20 pm

Everest could lose most of its ice by 2100

The Everest region of the Himalayas could lose 73 to 96 percent of its ice by 2100, new research predicts.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 10:00 am

NASA picks nine instruments for future mission to Europa

NASA has selected nine instruments to fly on a future spacecraft to Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 8:54 pm

White House hits pause on editing human germline cells

The White House has hit pause, for now, on clinical experiments that could alter the human germ line.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 8:05 pm

Diet and nutrition is more complex than a simple sugar

A new study shows that fructose may leave you wanting more when compared to the same dose of glucose. But in studies of single nutrients, it’s important to be cautious.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 8:04 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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