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Surprise! Classical Novae Produce Gamma Rays
Universe Today
In a classical nova, a white dwarf siphons material off a companion star, building up a layer on its surface until the temperature and pressure are so high (a process which can take tens of thousands of years) that its hydrogen begins to undergo nuclear fusion, triggering a runaway reaction that detonates the accumulated gas.&
Getting Small the Key for Dinos that Became Birds : DNews
DNews
Study reveals the key factor behind the transformation of theropods into high fliers.
Reddit's Favorite Scientist Just Got Banned for Cheating the Site
Motherboard
Redditor Unidan was caught using six separate accounts to destroy competing posts.
New Image of Rosetta’s Comet Reveals So Much More
Universe Today
WOW! We're really getting to the good stuff now! This is no computer-generated shape model, this is the real deal: the double-lobed nucleus of Comet 67P/C-G, as imaged by Rosetta's OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) narrow-angle camera on Tuesday, July 29. At the time just about a week away from making its&
A Lick Of The Tongue Changes This Ice Cream’s Color
Popular Science
By the time you're done, it's like a whole new ice cream.
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NASA Announces Science Instruments for Mars 2020 Rover Expedition to the Red Planet
Universe Today
NASA announced the winners of the high stakes science instrument competition to fly aboard the Mars 2020 rover at a briefing held today, Thursday, July 31, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 2020 rover’s instruments goals are to search for signs of organic molecules and past life and help pave the way for&
Is Remembering Together Better? : DNews
DNews
Previous studies have shown independent remembering is more accurate, but new research shows benefits to couples who work together to remember something. Continue reading →
Numerous Jets Spied with New Sky Survey
Universe Today
Jets — narrow beams of matter spat out at a high speed — typically accompany the most enigmatic astronomical objects. We see them wherever gas accretes onto compact objects, such as newborn stars or black holes. But never before have astronomers detected so many at once. This remarkable discovery is expected to prompt significant changes&
Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature
Popular Science
Well, at least (ant) war is good for something. 
Rosetta Gets Most Detailed View Yet of Lumpy Comet : DNews
DNews
In this detailed view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a lumpy terrain is slowly being resolved showing some surprises along the way. Continue reading →
How do I set up a media server to share photos with phones and tablets?
the Guardian
Noriko’s family has a mix of different laptops, phones and tablets and she’d like to set up a system to share media around the house
This Model Of Earth’s Giant Impacts Makes Us Wonder How Life Arose
Universe Today
In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up, the early Earth looks like it was in the middle of a shooting gallery in this model. The map that you see above shows a scenario for where researchers believe asteroids struck our planet about four billion to&
How Did The Deadliest Strain Of Ebola Travel From Central To West Africa?
Popular Science
It was not Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Giant Anteaters Can Kill People : DNews
DNews
They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly.
Industry “self-regulation” has cost cell phone users millions
Ars Technica
Wireless carriers belatedly fought cramming, but new threats may emerge.
Air Force wants weapons faster, cheaper as it sees writing on wall
Ars Technica
Trying to avoid the day when DOD can buy just one plane with entire budget.
Esports for all? How to get more women into pro gaming
the Guardian
Esports is a growing phenomenon, attracting millions of fans and offering huge prizes – but its almost entirely dominated by male competitors. By Philippa Warr
Watch an Autonomous Robot Farmer Harvest Data from the Field
Motherboard
This is the robot Silicon Valley will turn to when it wants to disrupt farming.
Many Fraudulent Stem Cell Beauty Treatments Are Being Sold Online
Popular Science
An analysis of websites found clinics that sell "stem cell" facelifts, breast augmentations, and vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
Alibaba Invests $120M In Kabam At A Valuation Above $1B | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is making another big investment in an American startup. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is investing $120..
Large Waves Recorded in Arctic Ocean for First Time : DNews
DNews
Waves as tall as 29 feet were recorded in an area of the Arctic Ocean that was not long ago permanently covered in ice.
Office for iPad updates add PDF exports, better keyboard and font support
Ars Technica
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote pick up more desktop Office features.
Boot up: Armenian Wikipedia, bitcoins, dark net and drones
the Guardian
Plus, Google bashing, Facebook’s tiny design and HTC profits up. By Samuel Gibbs and Alex Hern
A National Campaign Wants Every Armenian to Edit Wikipedia
Motherboard
The 'One Armenian, One Article' campaign encourages everyone in the country to share their culture and language on Wikipedia.
MakerBot Launches A European Branch | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
MakerBot wants to take over the world, but you can't take over the world without leaving home base. This morning, MakerBot announced that they're formally..
Facebook Is Down For Many | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Facebook appears to be down right now for many. If you load the website, you will get an error like the one you can see below. The website has been down for..
Hubble Spots Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yet
Universe Today
Sometimes there’s a chance alignment — faraway in the universe, where objects are separated by unimaginable distances measured in billions of light-years — when a galaxy cluster in the foreground intersects light from an even more distant object. The conjunction plays visual tricks, where the galaxy cluster acts like a lens, appearing to magnify and bend&
Spy Baby: NSA Patented Car Seats for Kids : DNews
DNews
The USA's super-secretive spy agency patented more than encryption methods.
Thursday Dealmaster has a Dell Inspiron 15 for $560 off the MSRP
Ars Technica
A core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB HD can be yours for $749.99.
A Lee Sharpe cardboard cut-out and a papal visit bus-pass: your weirdest memorabilia
the Guardian
They may not own up to any UKIP ties or teacake costumes, but our readers were happy to admit to owning an array of tat
TV shows based on internet memes are a sign of producers giving up
the Guardian
Stuart Heritage: Vine ‘celebrity’ Dapper Laughs has been given his own ITV2 show – but copy-and-pasting internet clips onto the small screen is almost always a terrible idea
If You Mine An Asteroid, Who Does The Property Belong To?
Universe Today
There have been several proposals in recent months to visit asteroids -- NASA is talking about sending astronauts to an asteroid sometime, and both Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries have outlined distant plans to mine these space rocks for resources. But once the stuff is extracted, who does it belong to? A bill being&
Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For..
eBay Reports More Diverse Staff Than Other Tech Companies | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
According to a report released Thursday, eBay maintains one of the highest rates of gender diversity in the tech industry -- 42 percent of its total employees..
Share Your Car When You Travel; Earn Cash : DNews
DNews
At the very least, signing up could net you a freshly washed car. Continue reading →
Calling Ebola outbreak “unprecedented,” WHO plans $100-million fight
DNews
The best we can do is try to stop its spread.
Chatterbox: Friday
the Guardian
The place to talk about games and other things that matter
Warm Weather Is Enabling Dolphin Bullies
Motherboard
Warmer water is attracting dolphins to Monterey Bay, and they're a bunch of bullies.
Face-on With Philips Norelco’s New Self-Cleaning Electric Razor | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
I enjoy shaving, but until this point I used a razor that I thought gave me a decent shave. Wary about electric razors, I tried Philips Norelco's 9700 last..
Fuel-Less Space Drive May Actually Work, Says NASA
Popular Science
Travel through space without filling up the gas tank.
Rebooted Spacecraft to Tackle Interplanetary Science : DNews
DNews
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
Dinosaurs that led to birds were shrinking for millions of years
Ars Technica
They also added the most new anatomical features.
Is there a Rihanna sex tape? No, it's a malware scam on Facebook
the Guardian
But it’s not as popular as the fake app pretending to tell you who’s been peeking at your profile. By Stuart Dredge
E-Cigs Are Healthier Than Tobacco, According to All the Research Done So Far
Motherboard
So let's all just chill.
Milky Way Has The Mass Of 800 Billion Suns, Study Finds
Popular Science
Weighty matters
Ezeecube Is A Stackable, All Inclusive Media Center For Your Home | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Ezeecube wants to be the all-in-one media hub for your home. You can use it to wirelessly back up photos and other files from all your mobile devices and..
Here's What NASA's Next Mars Rover Will Do : DNews
DNews
Targeted for a 2020 launch, NASA's next Mars rover may look like Curiosity's twin, but it will have a very different suite of instruments aboard. Continue reading →
NASA announces the instruments for the next Mars rover
Ars Technica
Sample return, organic chemical search, and future human habitation feature.
Hoboken School District: We’re not tossing laptops, but moving to “rolling laptop carts”
Ars Technica
District head says some of the laptops have hit end of the road.
Microsoft ordered to produce overseas customer email addresses by US judge
the Guardian
Microsoft and others had challenged a criminal search warrant for the emails, in case that drew concern from privacy groups
International Wave at the Surveillance Cameras Day Is the Laziest Protest Ever
Motherboard
Get ready to wave at the Orwellian surveillance state that dot the globe on August 16th.
JukeDeck Creates Music, Automatic For The People | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
George Orwell once wrote about “an instrument known as a versificator” which composed words for songs without any human intervention. Heaven knows we are..
The Week In Drones: Shotgun Salesmen, Contraband Couriers, And More
Popular Science
Keeping up with the droneses
Ice Cream Changes Color When Licked : DNews
DNews
A Spanish physicist sells high-tech treats from his beach town laboratory/ice cream parlor. Continue reading →
CIA boss apologizes for snooping on Senate computers
Ars Technica
Director admits CIA officers improperly accessed Senate Intel Committee files.
Google facing European antitrust scrutiny of Android device deals
the Guardian
Report claims European commission regulators interested in requirements for preloaded Google services. By Stuart Dredge
Canada Wants In On NASA's New Mars Rover
Motherboard
The Canadian Space Agency is tagging along with NASA on its Mars 2020 mission.
Octopus Broods Its Eggs For 4.5 Years, Longest For Any Animal
Popular Science
This is commitment. 
Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
A majority of a doctor's time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to..
Warriors' Bones Reveal Bizarre Iron Age Rituals : DNews
DNews
Dozens of fighters found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say.
Stealthy new malware snatching credit cards from retailers’ POS systems
Ars Technica
"Backoff" scrapes credit card transactions out of memory, sends them back to cyber thieves.
Let the quiet carriage rest in peace – it's had its day
the Guardian
Stephen Moss: Thankfully text, email and Facebook have reduced the number of people shouting into their mobiles. There are plenty of other ways to improve the passenger experience
Paddy Power admits personal details of 649,000 customers were stolen in 2010
the Guardian
Bookmaker writes to inform customers that its website was hacked in 2010 but says no personal financial information was taken
New Mars Rover Will Have Lasers, X-Ray Vision, And More
Popular Science
Curiosity is about to get a kick-butt little brother
Phantom Brings Self-Destructing Photos To Facebook, Twitter And More | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
A new mobile application called Phantom is offering a way to post personal photos and videos to blogs and social media sites, like Facebook or Twitter, which..
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Canadian Developers Are Making the Next Tails Privacy Software
Motherboard
Montreal developers have created Subgraph OS, yet to be released software ready to rival Tails.
Effect Of Fracking On Wildlife Is Basically Unknown
Popular Science
The mystery is not eye-opening. 
Facebook Takes A Stand With Free Access To Women’s Rights Info In Africa | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
No one should be denied understanding of their human rights just because they can't afford a mobile data plan. Now women in Zambia won't be, as Facebook and..
‘Explore Mars’ Group Wants To Build Instrument Seeking Subsurface Red Planet Life
Universe Today
Not-for-profit group Explore Mars has a new IndieGoGo campaign that could see an instrument, ExoLance, head to the Red Planet to burrow for subsurface life. The first stage will be to raise money to build the prototype and then test it, within 12-14 months of finishing the fundraising. No launch date for this mission has&
A Full-Metal Dress for Electric Exhibitions
Popular Science
CrunchWeek: Andrew Mason’s New App, Diversity In Tech, And Twitter’s Big Quarter | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
It's a warm, relaxed Friday, making it the perfect moment for an episode of CrunchWeek. This week Ryan Lawler, Cat Zakrzewski, and myself sat to discuss the..
Companion Planet Could Keep Alien Earths Warm In Old Age: Study
Universe Today
People are generally social creatures, and in the case of planets that generally is the case as well. Many of these alien worlds we have discovered are in groups of two or more around their parent star or stars. A new study, however, goes a step further and says that a companion planet could actually&
Quantum Paths Of Desire And Other Amazing Images Of The Week
Popular Science
Solving the mysteries of the universe
Y Combinator Mixes In Smoothie Startup LivBlends | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
It really didn't make sense to me why Y Combinator's Sam Altman let a smoothie delivery service go through his startup incubator. Were the Fresh Mint Immunity..
Rosetta’s Comet Is Too Hot For Complete Ice Surface, Spacecraft En Route Reveals
Universe Today
Anyone eager for a comet countdown? It's just a few days now until the Rosetta spacecraft arrives near Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on August 6, and with each passing day more detail becomes visible. The "rubber duckie"-shaped comet has an average surface temperature of –70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit), which is far warmer than scientists expect.&
Microsoft May Be Readying A New Service Called Sway | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
A day after news that Apple has turned on its own content delivery network, it has emerged that Microsoft has registered some domain names that use the term..
Eaze Promises Pot Delivery Anywhere In San Francisco | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Several states are starting to ease up on marijuana use, or even outright legalizing it. Washington, DC recently decriminalized weed. Like they do in..
   
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