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How Climate Science Gets Done In The Icy Fjords of Greenland
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The boat is small, but the view is great.
How To Watch An Animal Develop Cell By Cell
Popular Science
I remember when you were just two cells big!
Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe Voluntarily Contacts Scientists, Catches Flu
Popular Science
The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.
Insta-Cake Comes in a Spray Can : DNews
DNews
An accelerant forces air bubbles into the batter, which helps the cake rise without baking soda or baking powder. Continue reading →
Dropbox adds new sharing features as paying businesses reach 80,000
the Guardian
The file storage and sharing firm is on a campaign to push its business services more aggressively, adding features that it hopes will build on its large non-US audience. By Jemima Kiss
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Carnival of Space #363
Universe Today
The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Kimberly Arcand at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #363. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the&
World's Largest Aquatic Insect Reportedly Found In China
Popular Science
Aw cute, can we keep 'em?
One Human Behavior Triggers Dog Jealousy Most : DNews
DNews
Want to drive your dog into a jealous rage? Shower another dog with attention. Continue reading →
Monica Whitty on cybersex and romancing the machine – Tech Weekly podcast
the Guardian
Monica Whitty discusses relationships in a digital world. Plus: Jemima Kiss, Samuel Gibbs and Alex Hern join Alex Krotowski to discuss the latest tech news, including NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's plea to hackers
MERS Virus May Be Able To Spread Through The Air
Popular Science
It was thought that the pathogen could only be spread via close contact.
Here's Our Original Coverage of Apollo 11
Popular Science
In the July 1969 issue of Popular Science, a famous rocket scientist narrated the first moon landing.
Seems Like Old Times : DNews
DNews
From sports and space, to trade and missiles, frosty U.S.-Russia relations are back.
The New Forest 'tech creche' says a lot about modern life
the Guardian
Erica Buist: The nature reserve now offers a place to leave your phone so you can enjoy nature in uninterrupted bliss. But why can't people just hit the off switch?
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Threatened Spitzer Telescope Gets NASA Nod For Extension, Subject To Congress Funding
Universe Today
After NASA recommended in May that Spitzer space telescope officials send in a revised budget or face possible termination of operations, in a turnaround, the agency's science mission directorate has now agreed to extend the mission for another two years. The news broke on Twitter yesterday when the NASA Spitzer account shared the news. An&
Welcome To The Lab Of An Apollo Computer Anatomist
Popular Science
Awesome tools for a digital dissection
Hands On With The Amazon Fire Phone | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Announced last month, the Amazon Fire Phone is the company's first attempt at mobile hardware. Like its cousins in the Kindle Fire line of tablets, it runs a..
First Litter of Wild Wolf Pups Born in Mexico : DNews
DNews
The Mexican wolf went extinct in the wild about three decades ago. Breeding pairs have been raised in captivity and reintroduced into western Mexico.
'Transformer' Pulsar is More Than Meets the Eye : DNews
DNews
Astronomers may have not yet found Cybertron but this "transforming" pulsar definitely has a shape-shifting double personality. Continue reading →
Liveblog: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks Q4 earnings, big layoffs
Ars Technica
Microsoft's earnings call as it happens.
Google in-app purchases lawsuit can go ahead, judge rules
the Guardian
Case accuses Google of breaking various laws regarding fair dealing after woman's son bought games without her consent
GIF Art as Psychedelic Micro-Comics
Motherboard
Dave Bell unwraps the "broken magic" of his psychedelic, underground comic-style GIFs.
Mobile Action Raises $800K For Its App Discovery And Optimization Service | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Getting a mobile app discovered, downloaded and then highly ranked is a challenging business - and one that's now being dominated by larger players, it..
Senate May Pass NSA Reform Bill Before Upcoming Recess | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
After some pessimism that a deal couldn't be reached, there is indication in Washington that the Senate may be able to pass its version of the USA FREEDOM Act..
400-Year-Old Crucifix Found by Canadian Student : DNews
DNews
A tiny crucifix found during the excavation of a 17th century colony on Newfoundland symbolizes early religious freedom in North America. Continue reading →
Brokedown premise: Drone caught smuggling cell phones into Thai prison
Ars Technica
Operator escaped after treeing Phantom quadcopter laden with illicit electronics.
US subjects the world to the most spam of any country
the Guardian
Bulgaria tops the spam-per-person league table, but US inflicts more spam on the globe than any other nation. By Samuel Gibbs
Watch Live As Underwater Astronauts Drill Into The Ocean Floor
Universe Today
How do we send humans to asteroids or Mars? While the answer is complex, one part of it is to say "a simulation mission at a time." That's one of the roles of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project, which now is seeing its 18th crew temporarily live in a habitat 62 feet&
First Exoplanet Discovered Beyond the “Snow Line”
Universe Today
Data from NASA’s crippled Kepler space telescope has unleashed a windfall of hot Jupiters — sizzling gas giants that circle their host star within days — and only a handful of Earth-like planets. A quick analysis might make it seem as though hot Jupiters are far more common than their smaller and more distant counterparts.&
POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden..
OpenCurriculum Looks To Foster Open-Source Education By Releasing Free Online Library | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Aimed at providing teachers with educational materials by making them open and competitive, OpenCurriculum, which launched in Pittsburgh, curates and..
The Plague  : DNews
DNews
The plague isn't the only resurgent disease humans once thought they had beat.
Are the people who refuse to accept climate change ill-informed?
Ars Technica
Survey shows they know just as much—if you ask the question right.
iPhones and Macs rise, iPads and iPods drop in Apple’s Q3 2014 [Updated]
Ars Technica
Apple increases sales and profit margins despite releasing few products in 2014.
Yahoo buys mobile analytics firm Flurry
the Guardian
In the face of strong competition from Google and Facebook, Yahoo has bought analytics firm to support its advertising business. By Alex Hern
How a Cost-Saving Medicaid Policy Puts Mental Health Patients in Jail
Motherboard
A chilling finding from researchers correlates the incarceration rates of schizophrenics with healthcare policies.
The Modernization Of Computer Science Education  | TechCrunch
Motherboard
Most people, especially in Silicon Valley, are aware that there aren’t enough engineers graduating from college today. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor..
Why Were Pigeons on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? : DNews
DNews
Pets were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that crashed last week, but why did the manifest list include 4 live pigeons? Continue reading →
Man ejected from Southwest flight for tweeting that a gate agent was rude
Ars Technica
The customer was told he had to delete the tweet before he could re-board.
Apple files patent for smartwatch
Ars Technica
Comes with usual range of smartwatch features, fuels Apple wearables speculation.
Cosmic Fireworks: A Supernova Feast And Google+ Hangout For Chandra’s 15th Anniversary
Universe Today
It's well past the Fourth of July, but you can still easily find fireworks in the sky if you look around. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been doing just that for the past 15 years, revealing what the universe looks like in these longer wavelengths that are invisible to human eyes. Just in time for&
Could Lasers Be The Future Of Anti-Missile Weapons?
Popular Science
It's possible, but don't expect airliners to start firing lasers tomorrow.
The Pressures Driving Adaptive Re-Use and Silicon Valley’s Strange Reverse Commute | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Given Google's recent purchase of a building on the Embarcadero and the city's move to effectively block Pinterest from relocating its headquarters into a..
Why Has the Sun Gone So Quiet? : DNews
DNews
Although the sun is our nearest star, we certainly don't have it all figured out. Continue reading →
Like May 2014, June Was Hottest on Record : DNews
DNews
This June was the hottest on record, continuing a 38-year trend.
YouTube star hit with copyright lawsuit, label seeks $150,000 per song
Ars Technica
Music used in Michelle Phan's tutorial videos may have caught up with her.
Slump in iPad sales takes the shine off Apple's revenue results
the Guardian
The slump in iPad sales means Apple is now largely dependent on the iPhone, which sold 35.2m units to fuel growth
Loom bands: 10 digital ways to catch up with your kids’ crafting skills
the Guardian
Websites, YouTube videos and apps are providing tutorials for parents to keep pace with 2014's tween craze. By Stuart Dredge
'W8ING' for Godot, Staged on a Phone
Motherboard
Sophia Le Fraga recontextualizes the most important play of the 20th century for the 21st.
Vysk QS1 Is An Otterbox For The Privacy Freak  | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
On Saturday NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called developers to design products that protect users’ privacy and Constitutional rights, saying he plans to..
Record-Setting Bug Is Bigger Than Your Hand : DNews
DNews
A giant dobsonfly found in China has a wingspan of more than 8 inches and is now the largest-ever aquatic insect ever documented.
Comcast’s Internet for the poor too hard to sign up for, advocates say
Ars Technica
FCC urged to boost Comcast's commitments in Time Warner Cable merger.
Angel investors and government grants dominate British tech investment
the Guardian
Investment background of tech startups differs between Britain and the US, report finds. By Alex Hern
‘Lopsided’ Ghostly Galactic Halo Has Some Starry Surprises
Universe Today
Centaurus A -- that popular target for astrophotographers in the southern hemisphere -- has a much wider halo than expected, astronomers revealed. Turns out the galaxy's ghostly glow is about eight times the apparent width of the full moon in the sky. Examining this halo in more detail could reveal much about how galaxies come&
U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food
Popular Science
The joys of anaerobic digestion
This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
I’d think this was just a clever April Fools joke, if it wasn’t the middle of July. Motorola and VivaLnk have made a temporary tattoo that can unlock a..
Exorcism Death Priest Released from Prison : DNews
DNews
A Romanian priest jailed for seven years for killing a woman during an exorcism has been released.
Bitcoin to Get a TV Network : DNews
DNews
As part of a two-month trial in Finland trial, transaction information will be broadcast over a Finnish network.
Porn studio sues immigrant who has “no idea how BitTorrent works,” wins big
Ars Technica
Lawsuit-happy porn studio beats a "poor sap" whose pleas of ignorance fail.
Microsoft beats revenue exceptions but profits fall on Nokia integration
the Guardian
Fiscal fourth-quarter revenue rises to beat forecasts but profit falls 7% partly due to cost of incorporating Nokia operation
Italy gives Google 18 months to comply with European privacy regulations
the Guardian
The country's data watchdog requires Google to ask permission before creating a profile on users. By Alex Hern
From Theo Parrish to Palmistry, New Tracks Chase the Soul in the Machine
Motherboard
The entire world has not devolved into industrial noise, take heart.
Duolingo Launches Its Certification Program To Take On TOEFL | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Duolingo, the free language learning service, today announced the launch of Test Center, its digital language certification program. The company is..
Transiting Alien World with Longest Year Discovered : DNews
DNews
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
Amazon lawyers: We’ll take that fireTVnews.com site, thanks!
Ars Technica
"I naively thought Amazon was nicer than your average mega corporation."
William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook's new celebrity app
the Guardian
The Star Trek actor is unimpressed with Facebook's dedicated app for celebrity users, writing a five-chapter critical review on Tumblr. By Hannah Jane Parkinson
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Massive Ring of Fire Burns in Pacific Northwest : DNews
DNews
About a million acres of the Pacific Northwest are burning right now. Continue reading →
Bitcoins.com domain auction cancelled after judge’s restraining order
Ars Technica
Ongoing lawsuit against Mt. Gox parent company Tibanne slowly grinds forward.
Mass exploit of WordPress plugin backdoors sites running Joomla, Magento, too
Ars Technica
MailPoet attacks commandeer an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 sites, researcher says.
Blue Whales Clash With US Shipping Lanes : DNews
DNews
The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with ships.
NASA to examine commercializing Mars communication relays
Ars Technica
Orbit Mars, send data from rovers back to Earth.
Chatterbox: Thursday
the Guardian
The place to talk about games and other things that matter
Astronaut Sees 'Explosions and Rockets' Over Gaza and Israel : DNews
DNews
In a Twitter update posted by European Space Agency astronaut Alex Gerst the conflict in Gaza and Israel has taken an orbital twist. Continue reading →
Researchers identify possible glitch in Antarctic ice measurements
Ars Technica
Even when measuring something enormous, there are devils in the details.
Facebook earnings beat expectations as ad revenues soar
the Guardian
Mark Zuckerberg says 'our community has continued to grow' as revenue for the quarter ending June 30 totalled $2.91bn
Costa Concordia Sails Again: Live at the Scene : DNews
DNews
The Costa Concordia is finally on its way to Genoa.
Multi-user beamforming is here—in $270, 1.7Gbps Asus Wi-Fi router
Ars Technica
Major Wi-Fi advance will help prevent wasted bandwidth.
Police arrest suspects in StubHub ticket site fraud investigation
the Guardian
Cybercrime ring in US, UK, Russia and Canada hacked into accounts held by more than 1,600 of the eBay site's users
   
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