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Milky Way’s dark matter half what we thought?

Australian astronomers say our Milky Way galaxy has only half the dark matter we thought it did. If so, it explains the shortage of Milky Way …

How a deadly camel virus infects human cells - Futurity

Scientists have a clearer idea of a how a virus that likely originated with camels can cause deadly infections in people.

New class of fatty molecules battles diabetes in mice

Lipids, the chemical family that includes fats and related molecules, get blamed for clogged arteries and heart attacks. But thanks to careful …

Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe

Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a dark universe its first rays of light.<p>The galaxy known as J0921+4509, as described in the journal …

Australia's Invasive Cane Toads Have Evolved To Hop Even Faster

The "cane toad front" now moves about 60 kilometers a year.<p>Cane toads in Australia have evolved to hop straighter and farther than ever before, Australia's ABC News reports. That means they're spreading faster than ever through Australia, sparking worries that they'll harm native species in places …

New species of snail named in celebration of same-sex marriage

Researchers in Taiwan have taken the unusual step of naming a newly identified species of snail in recognition of same-sex marriage rights. Dubbed <i>Aegista diversifamilia</i>, the hermaphroditic species was so named to reflect the “diversity of sexual orientation in the animal kingdom”, said Dr Yen-Chang …

This App Turns Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

Donate your phone's capabilities to science! Plus, if physicists use data from your phone in their paper, then you'll get credited as an author.<p>Want to turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector? Well there's an app for that. Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones, or CRAYFIS, uses smartphones' and …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …

Largest-yet study describes near-death experiences

Tunnels ending in light, your life flashing before you, out-of-body sensations. Near-death experiences merit further study without prejudice, these …

Broccoli chemical may improve autism symptoms

Massachusetts General Hospital found that young adults and teens with autism reported fewer symptoms when taking sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli<p>A chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage may improve some symptoms of autism, a new study has found.<p>Autistic teenagers and young …

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Samsung Says It's Developing Wi-Fi That's Five Times Faster

Samsung said it is developing Wi-Fi that is five times faster than the maximum possible speed of what's available today.<p>Samsung is building 60GHz …

Apple May Introduce A New iPad Mini With Retina Display On Thursday

Apple is already widely expected to introduce a new iPad Air at the event, but a new report from Mac Otakara (via MacRumors) says Apple is also planning to reveal a new Retina iPad Mini as well.<p>Past reports have been uncertain as to whether Apple would choose to launch the second-generation Retina …

Nokia Lumia 830 Review: Microsoft's Android Influenced Smartphone With A Stunning Camera

Announced at the Berlin IFA alongside the Lumia 735 (reviewed last week here on Forbes), Microsoft pitched the Lumia 830 Windows Phone as its “affordable flagship”. That’s an interesting choice of phrase – flagships are rarely affordable when purchased outside of a contract, and that stands in …

iPad Air 2 Photo Leak May Show More Powerful A8 Processor

Apple is likely to unveil two next-generation iPads at its event this week, but leaked photos that purport to show inside the new iPad could satisfy …

Microsoft creates its own experimental Android Wear keyboard

Microsoft might consider Android a rival platform, but it doesn’t underestimate its importance either and so the company has been pretty good about supporting the OS with its own apps and services. This extends beyond just Android, with OneNote getting Android Wear support last month and now with …