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Higgs Boson to the World Wide Web: 7 Big Discoveries Made at CERN

The world's biggest atom smasher, where monumental discoveries such as the detection of the once-elusive Higgs boson particle and the creation of …

Physics

The lab-grown penis: approaching a medical milestone

After more than 20 years of research, a team of scientists are bioengineering penises in the lab which may soon be transplanted safely on to patients. It is an extraordinary medical endeavour that has implications for a wide range of disorders<p>Gathered around an enclosure at the Wake Forest …

A Legion Of Walruses, Hidden Moon Valleys, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

UC San Diego

Met Office launches space weather forecasting service

Service will bring updates of solar winds lashing Britain and balls of magnetised plasma slamming into Earth<p>After a bright start to the morning, the day will turn gloomy as the solar wind lashes Britain with energetic particles and an enormous ball of magnetised plasma slams into Earth bringing a …

New drug to prevent Alzheimer's disease enters trial

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The day her mother put a plastic food container in the oven and heated it up was the day Elizabeth Miller knew the elderly woman's increasingly frequent lapses in judgment had progressed to something much worse.<p>Alzheimer's disease stole her mother, an artist who worked as a …

World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.<p>According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over "weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long …

5 Seconds of Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer

It's been 15 years since LFO sang "I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch" on a smash single called "Summer Girls." Michael Cliord, Luke …

Associated Press News

Walking Dead: Season 5 Comic-Con Poster Revealed

Season 5 premieres this fall on AMC.<p>AMC has released its Comic-Con banner for The Walking Dead -- which will appear throughout the convention, from …

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

<b>US video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has reported a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.</b><p>Net profit rose to $335m (£196m) for the period, up from $222m a year ago,<p>EA has also benefitted from the launch of gaming …

Electronic Arts

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend including World Cup 2014 and the San Fermin festival

Costa Concordia cruise ship to be towed away

Italy's Costa Concordia will set sail on its final voyage, two and a half years after the luxury cruise ship crashed and sank in a nighttime disaster off the island of Giglio that left 32 people dead.<p>The rusting liner, which has been floated from its watery grave in the biggest salvage operation of …

Dozens placed in quarantine after China plague death

<b>Part of a city in north-west China has been sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.</b><p>The man died in Yumen city, Gansu province, on 16 July.<p>A total of 151 people have been placed under observation, Xinhua news agency says. Authorities …

Environmental Health

Sony Considering Steam-Style 'Early Access' For PS4

Valve’s Steam has experimented with a controversial practice known as “Early Access” as of late, allowing developers to sell unfinished games in order to acquire additional funding while receiving player feedback and bug reports. Now, Sony says they’re considering a similar program for PS4.<p>Speaking …

How To Send Email Without Leaving Any Data Traces

The unfolding revelations of government spying on private emails and communications have prompted a good deal of business for startups and bigger firms that sell tools to encrypt email to higher standards than easily available before. Such services prevent anyone intercepting a message from reading …

Hang a digital art store on your wall with Framed 2.0

FRM's digital picture frame is also a marketplace for artists<p>Over three years ago, Japanese artist and designer Yugo Nakamura presented a concept that would bring digital art to our walls. Framed was a simple screen with a PC behind it that could display all manner of web content by interfacing …

'One more thing': ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff

"We're not copying Apple's products. End of story."<p>A man wearing a black top and denim jeans stands on stage promising to unveil "one more thing." As much as that might sound like the familiar finale to an Apple keynote, it's actually Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun building up to the announcement of his …

Apple dealt new class-action lawsuit by 20,000 employees

Hourly wage workers claim the tech giant broke California labor laws by denying them lunch breaks and final paychecks.<p>Apple has been hit with yet another class-action lawsuit from its employees. The California Superior Court agreed to give class action status to a case brought against the tech …

Class Action

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

11 Brilliant Condom Concepts That Improve The “User Experience”

From a device that makes it possible to don a condom in one second to female condoms that inflate inside the body, these Gates Foundation-funded ideas will get people to rediscover the pleasures of safer sex.<p>It’s hard to beat condoms as an all-around defense against unwanted pregnancy and sexually …

Thinking Outside the Box: Google Virtual Cube Plays Video on All Sides

From interactive music videos to YouTube symphonies, the artists and designers at Google Creative Lab are known for pushing the capabilities of the web. Their latest project pushes boundaries in a very literal sense. It’s a crazy, non-linear video player: Instead of putting clips in a rectangular …

Journalism

Turkey finally stops blocking access to YouTube

The Turkish government has lifted its ban on major streaming video community YouTube, the country announced today.<p>YouTube, along with many other social media sites, was placed on a block list more than two months ago after leaked videos went up containing recordings of Turkish government officials …

What the Winners of Apple's Design Awards Thought About WWDC

SAN FRANCISCO — They stood on stage beaming like parents, many holding hefty metallic squares with glowing Apple logos. They were the developers of …

Meet the new Apple

While I watched Apple's WWDC 2014 opening keynote on Monday morning, I couldn't stop thinking about the infectious mixture of fun and confidence everyone onstage seemed to be exuding. It was something new for this era of Apple, and it felt like a mirror image of the announcements being made. The …

Instagram's new editing features could make it your only photo app

Ten new tools to help tweak and perfect your photos<p>There are times when Instagram's 18 filters don't seem like enough. The app was designed to make your photos look good with as little effort as possible, but after more than three years of Sutro, Mayfair, and Lo-Fi, Instagram's filters can feel …

Rumor: The Next Version of Apple OS X Could Be Called Yosemite

Apple's OS X Mac software is expected to get a big update next week at the company's WorldWide Developer's Conference, and it's expected to get …

You Must Read Stanford's Response To The Snapchat CEO's 'Demeaning' Emails

In an email Friday to the entire Stanford undergraduate community, University Provost John Etchemendy called a series of emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his days at the college "crude, offensive, and demeaning to women."<p>Etchemendy wrote that the problem is not just that Spiegel sent …

Samsung Level Box Review: An All-Metal Bluetooth Speaker That’s Easy On The Eyes

Samsung is making its own portable Bluetooth speaker as part of its new Level line of audio accessories, and the product goes on sale today online at its official store for $199. The device is definitely compact, and it’s an all-metal product, which is unusual for a Samsung piece of kit, but can it …

Motorola's American dream is over

Company will shut down US assembly plant by end of 2014<p>Motorola won't be assembling phones in the United States for much longer. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that the company will close its Texas factory — essential to its Moto Maker assembly process — by the end of this year. Motorola has …