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Rosetta finds oxygen on comet 67P in 'most surprising discovery to date'

Oxygen revealed to be fourth most abundant gas in the comet’s atmosphere, contradicting long-held theories of comet formation<p>Scientists on the Rosetta mission have found oxygen in the gas cloud around comet 67P in what they described as the most surprising discovery about the comet to date.<p>It is …

Space

Giant squid writ small: juvenile monsters of the deep captured off Japan

Three young squid caught by marine biologists are the spitting image of their gigantic parents – if nearly 1,000lbs and 50ft smaller<p>Marine biologists have captured three young giant squid, Japanese researchers reported, in what would be the first confirmed catch of very young juveniles of the …

Zoology

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

examines

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

A former SpaceX exec is reinventing the high heel with the help of an astronaut and a rocket scientist

When Dolly Singh first met Elon Musk, it was 2007, and SpaceX had already seen its share of rocket launch failures.<p>Singh had spent the past six years as a recruiter in southern California, matching those who could build rockets with the companies who wanted to enter the next frontier. Then there …

ESPN historian reveals inside story of the network's breakup with Bill Simmons

ESPN announced earlier this week that Bill Simmons, arguably the network’s biggest star, will be leaving the company at the end of his contract. ESPN president John Skipper told the <i>New York Times</i> that ESPN and Simmons “weren’t going to [agree] to terms” on a new contract, and announced Simmons’ …

Media Industry

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

13 people who got fired over a single tweet

But it could easily backfire if said in the wrong context.<p>And, in some cases, it could cost you your job.

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro's full spec list has been revealed, and it's impressive

After Xiaomi teased the Mi Note Pro back in January, we knew that the device was a top-tier flagship smartphone. Now the Mi Note Pro’s full spec list …

Mobile Technology

Games in Motion enhances exercise with the addition of missions on your wrist

Games in Motion is the latest set of sample code from Google that gives developers an idea of how to integrate additional Android Wear functionality …

In pictures — LG G4 vs OnePlus One

If there's one thing LG and OnePlus fans have in common, it's a deep appreciation for the general form factor chosen to encase the chips that make …

Samsung PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory cards to launch this month

Samsung announced two new SD and microSD memory solutions, the PRO Plus and the EVO Plus. Both are set to launch some time this month.<p>The company’s …

Phones

In not so shocking news, Android M will be announced at I/O

Earlier today when Google released its schedule for I/O 2015, the search giant accidentally — and in subtle fashion — let loose that they would be …

Android News

New ‘blow your socks off’ wearables coming to I/O 2015

From what we’re seeing so far, it appears that I/O 2015 is shaping up to be a good time. Not only will we see the announcement of Android M, but it …

Android News

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 isn’t enabled in the LG G4

Were you looking forward to using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 on your new LG G4? Unfortunately, even though it is a Snapdragon-powered device, it …

Mobile Technology

Google's plans for a massive, futuristic new headquarters get derailed by LinkedIn

Function wins over form<p>Google's search for a place to build its giant and oddly mysterious glass utopia will have to be somewhere else than Mountain View's North Bayshore district. In a vote from the area's city council last night, the group decided that LinkedIn and <i>not</i> Google will get the majority …

Lighting, consoles & ARM - 5 things developers need to know

If you have ever seen a 1980s science fiction movie, or if you have ever played a 1980s computer game, then you will understand when I say that computer graphics have come a long way in the last few decades. At the dawn of the computer graphic age it was all about wireframes and simple texture …

ZTE's bezel-less Nubia Z9 now official: 5.2-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 810, 16MP camera

After rolling out the Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 mini in the month of March, ZTE has now unveiled its flagship Nubia Z9. The highlight of the device …

Google to unveil Voice Actions at I/O: control any app with just your voice

We’ve already found out that a new version of Android will be unveiled at Google I/O, but the conference schedule contains more clues about Google’s plans for the close future. Among them, Voice Actions, a new accessibility feature that will let developers add voice controls to their apps with …

mbed - Everything you need to know

ARM’s range of Cortex-A processors power a bewildering range of devices from Single Board Computers, like the Raspberry Pi 2, to massive servers like HP’s Moonshot servers. You also find them in phones, tablets, media players, and Chromebooks – they are everywhere. But ARM also makes a range of …

Latest Galaxy S6 edge advert talks about the 64-bit CPU, wireless charging circuitry

In the video, Samsung talks about how it manufactured the 14nm 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor that is used in the Galaxy S6 edge, and incorporated …

ZTE Nubia Z9 specs, price, and availability: a sleek power with unique gestures

ZTE just unveiled the latest addition to its premium Nubia brand, and it’s a looker. The Nubia Z9 features top specifications, a smooth metallic design with very thin bezels, and touch controls on the side of the device.<p>The Nubia Z9 is the latest device to make use of a so called “bezel-less” …

17 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

Some of the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>With apps like the one that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix or one that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, you're guaranteed …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

blackholes

5 Amazing TV Shows That Prove Japan Broke Reality

Our society has collapsed and fallen into a leisurely dystopia, where the only thing us commoners can do is distract ourselves with entertainment …

ARC Welder: Run Android Apps in Chrome

Google added support for Android apps in Chrome OS, but there are only a few Android apps in Chrome Web Store. Developers tested the apps and tweaked …

If A Fish Grows Up On Land, Will It Learn To Walk?

Flipping your fins actually does get you pretty far.<p>The old idiom about “being a fish out of water” just lost some of its luster. Researchers from McGill University in Canada successfully trained a group of fish to live on land and strut around.<p>The idea was to simulate what might have happened 400 …

Google Drive Apps added to experimental Chrome App Launcher

Google(s goog) launched an experimental feature in the Chrome Dev channel on Tuesday that makes it easier to use Google Drive Apps. The latest …