26 Mar 2017

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Mars' 'Barchan' Dunes Revealed In Stunning New Image

Mars' 'Barchan' Dunes Revealed In Stunning New ImageThe images were captured using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


26 Mar 2017 5:20am GMT

The Emotional Resonance of Lies

The Emotional Resonance of LiesThere are simple things we can do to become more rational decision makers, and to avoid being taken in by liars and con-artists who prey on ignorance.


26 Mar 2017 2:29am GMT

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth HourThe Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change. The Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House also dimmed their lights as millions of people from some 170 countries and territories were expected to take part in Earth Hour, the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants.


26 Mar 2017 1:52am GMT

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats upAre robots coming for your job? Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs. Just a few examples: self-driving technology may eliminate the need for taxi, Uber and truck drivers, algorithms are playing a growing role in journalism, robots are informing consumers as mall greeters, and medicine is adapting robotic surgery and artificial intelligence to detect cancer and heart conditions.


26 Mar 2017 1:48am GMT

25 Mar 2017

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American cockroaches reproduce at an alarming rate (without males)

American cockroaches reproduce at an alarming rate (without males)New research reveals why getting rid of these bugs can be so expensive.


25 Mar 2017 11:04pm GMT

Universal income may help alleviate the 'US of anxiety'--or become a lesson in 'bad math'

Universal income may help alleviate the 'US of anxiety'--or become a lesson in 'bad math'The idea of a universal basic income is nothing new, but now more people are beginning to consider its feasibility in the U.S.


25 Mar 2017 9:00pm GMT

'Life' uses 'science fact' to advance horror, appealing to science geeks and movie buffs alike

'Life' uses 'science fact' to advance horror, appealing to science geeks and movie buffs alike'Life' is the latest movie to use an A-list cast to advance a narrative that's heavy on science.


25 Mar 2017 5:00pm GMT

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of WestworldAsk Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like...


25 Mar 2017 3:46pm GMT

MIT's color-changing robot 'skin' was inspired by the golden tortoise beetle

MIT's color-changing robot 'skin' was inspired by the golden tortoise beetleResearchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created an insect-inspired, 3D-printed robot "skin" capable of changing color in response to the physical stimuli that it receives.


25 Mar 2017 11:38am GMT

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprintsDinosaur research just got more high tech, thanks to drones which will now be used by researchers to track the footprints of the prehistoric creatures. Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate the ancient crutures as they allow scientists the ability to create digital maps, which in turn provide more in-depth data. Australian researchers have begun using UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to track dinosaurs' footprints in remote locations.


25 Mar 2017 8:59am GMT

In The Quantum realm, Cause Doesn't Always Precede Effect

In The Quantum realm, Cause Doesn't Always Precede EffectIn a study published Friday, a team of scientist from the University of Vienna has provided the first experimental verification of a process with an indefinite causal order.


25 Mar 2017 7:41am GMT

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong KongRenowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business. The British scientist appeared Friday before an audience of hundreds who cheered and snapped pictures with their phones as he discussed his career and answered questions about the possibility of life on other planets, the use of technology in education and the impact of Brexit on Britain. The 75-year-old said the election of US President Donald Trump was one in a string of "right-wing successes" that would have grave implications for the future of scientific innovation and discovery.


25 Mar 2017 3:37am GMT

Stalin’s Mad Scientists

Stalin’s Mad ScientistsThe Soviet Union more or less wrote the book on bending science to ideology, and the result was that hacks, has beens, and nut cases became the Newtons and Burbanks of Russia.


25 Mar 2017 2:30am GMT

Defense argues no forensic evidence ties woman to mom's murder: Part 4

Defense argues no forensic evidence ties woman to mom's murder: Part 4"Noura's blood was not at the crime scene. And Jennifer's blood was not on Noura," says defense attorney Valerie Corder.


25 Mar 2017 12:55am GMT

24 Mar 2017

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California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards

California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standardsRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025.


24 Mar 2017 10:39pm GMT

Genome 10K wants to sequence the genes of endangered species

Genome 10K wants to sequence the genes of endangered speciesThe Genome 10K project wants to carry out gene sequencing for 10,000 different animals species, including those most at risk of extinction. And we thought the Human Genome Project was ambitious!


24 Mar 2017 9:04pm GMT