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Chameleons' secret glow comes from their bones

Blending seamlessly into one's surroundings is known as being "chameleon-like" for a good reason — chameleons shift the colors and patterns of their skin to hide from predators in plain sight, or to communicate during social interactions with other chameleons.<p>But there's a secret, illuminated layer …

Varied diets mean more new kinds of bats

Omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, whose diets include both plant and animal materials, produce more generations in the long run than …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Diabetes

Commodore 64 Mini Console Announced

Making a Comm-back.<p>Classic home computer the Commodore 64 is staging a comeback - this time as a fully-licensed "mini" version.<p>Clocking in at 50% the …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

02/08/2018<p>Pope's August prayer intention: For families<p>02/08/2018<p>Pope Francis: ‘death penalty inadmissable’<p>02/08/2018<p>Pope: "Unity with diversity" a …

Pope launches campaign to comfort migrants

Vatican City<p>Pope Francis on Wednesday launched a two-year education campaign about the plight of migrants to counteract mounting anti-immigrant …

Immigration

Pope Francis will re-use popemobiles for his Chile trip

Santiago, Chile, Sep 28, 2017 / 03:59 pm (ACI Prensa).-<p>The commission planning Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Chile has announced that the …

Hurricane Relief Bundle Supports Irma and Harvey Victims

Hurricane Relief Bundle Supports Irma and Harvey Victims<p>/ September 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>For the past week, residents across the …

My Nintendo gold coins are finally good for free retail games

No Nintendo Switch games yet, though<p>My Nintendo members can now spend those gold coins they’ve racked up since the rewards program on something much nicer than discount coupons: full game downloads. As part of a limited-time promotion, Nintendo is offering users a handful of indie games in exchange …

New Zealand Police recruit adorable guinea pig as new mascot

Constable Elliot the guinea pig is New Zealand Police's newest recruit.

Artificial Intelligence Gave Some Adoptable Guinea Pigs Very Good Names

AI is good.<p>For better or worse, there is a long list of things that artificial intelligence is still unable to do. But we can finally scratch “naming …

Big Mouth Billy Bass will dance to music from an Amazon Echo

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, will be compatible with future versions of Big Mouth Billy Bass, Amazon senior vice president Dave Limp said on Wednesday.<p>The new Big Mouth Billy Bass will connect to Alexa by Bluetooth and will respond to Alexa's actions. So the plastic fish will lip sync and move …

Amazon Echo

Nokia's 3310 is back -- again. This time it actually makes calls

Do you find the iPhone 8 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 too pricey and newfangled? Nokia sure has some good news for you.<p>The company on Thursday announced a version of its famous 3310 phone that you can actually make calls from. Nokia rerelased the phone earlier in the year, but it didn't work in the …

LG is selling a phone that repels mosquitoes

It's getting tougher and tougher for phone makers to differentiate.<p>So LG's latest bright spark appears to be a phone that integrates an ultrasound …

Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society<p>Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful …

Artificial Intelligence

New technologies lead Edison-era electricity grid into the future | The Star

Solving such a problem is the business of Toronto startup Opus One Solutions, whose software platform, GridOS, provides the computing power needed to …

This Country is Banning all Foreigners from Visiting

Ever been banned from a country? Nope, us neither. But that's all about to change thanks to the Chinese Government's latest decision.<p>The Tibet …

Star-Crossed Cavies: A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet – BLARB

At the forefront of human endeavor come guinea pigs. Any time there’s a worthwhile innovation, these tiny rodents are on hand to test it. And now, to …

The Winners From the First-Ever Electronic Music Awards Are In

Los Angeles graces the world with a beautiful execution of the world's longest overdue ceremony: the 2017 EM Awards<p>30 years of history. Legendary …

New Music

Recipe: Naan pizzas with buffalo mozzarella, smoked trout and capers

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 store-bought naan breads<br>Olive oil<br>2 x 150g drained and torn balls buffalo mozzarella/fior di latte<br>45ml (3 tbsp) drained capers<br>Salt and …

Jimmy Kimmel is taking a stand against pumpkin spice pizza

Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is off the table, Jimmy Kimmel has found his new moral stance—pumpkin spice pizza.<p>While earlier in the …

Alpine macaroni and cheese with roasted apples recipe

This recipe is based on a typical Swiss ‘alpine macaroni’. The béchamel sauce stars tasty gruyere cheese, and roasting the apple slices lends …

Bacon-Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

Instructions<p>Heat the oven to 350 degrees.<p>Place the bacon on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cook until crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool to …

Atari reveals new info about its upcoming home console + official pricing, more

After a teaser video hit back in June and then an official announcement the following month, we now have more information on Atari’s upcoming home console. While retro gaming has been experiencing a massive resurgence over the last year, spearheaded by Nintendo’s re-released Classic Edition mini …

Retrogaming

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini review round-up: Tiny games machine is incredible, nostalgic fun

The SNES Classic is here. And with it are a whole host of nostalgic, happy critics.<p>Reviewers are agreed that the new – or very old – Nintendo console …

Now Waluigi Is In Breath Of The Wild

We've seen <i>GTA</i>, <i>Mario</i> and <i>Minecraft</i> modded into <i>Breath of the Wild</i> on PC, but now we are getting into the <i>good stuff</i>.<p>Life is beautiful. Don't forget that. …

10 Game-Changing Facts About the Super Nintendo

After dominating the video game landscape throughout much of the ‘80s with the NES, Nintendo needed to start the new decade with a more advanced …

Confirmed: Mario Was Originally Punching Yoshi

Among Nintendo fans, there has been dispute as to whether Mario was telling Yoshi to get something or smacking the character in the head. According …

Pope's trip to Burma comes amid 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

Naypyitaw, Burma, Nov 24, 2017 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, later this month, his visit will …