Chris Chaleplis

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Why women make gifted coders

Linda Liukas believes the world will be a better place if more women learn computer coding, and has written a children’s book to catch them young<p>You wouldn’t expect a petite, fair-haired, 28-year-old woman to be one of the most powerful people in coding. But Linda Liukas, who lives in Helsinki, …

Al Gore

Greece delays €300m payment to IMF

Greece has moved closer to default and possible exit from the eurozone after telling the International Monetary Fund it would not be making a debt repayment of €300m (£219m) due on Friday.<p>A crisis that has been going on for more than five years entered a new phase when Athens surprised the IMF by …

Europe

Facebook rolls out super lightweight app for people on slow mobile networks

Earlier his year, Facebook piloted a new, stripped-down version of its mobile app aimed directly at developing markets. Called Facebook Lite, the app would allow people using phones that don't have high-end specs and large batteries to connect to their network of friends. Today, Facebook Lite is …

Scientists Cast Doubt On An Apparent 'Hiatus' In Global Warming

A team of government scientists has revised its estimate for how much the planet has been warming.<p>The new results, published in the journal <i>Science,</i> may dispel the idea that Earth has been in the midst of a "global warming hiatus" — a period over the past 20 years where the planet's temperature …

New species of dinosaur nicknamed 'Hellboy' found in Canada

Paleontologists find fossil of a "weird" horned dinosaur and name it after comic book character<p>A newly discovered dinosaur species has been called "Hellboy" because of its resemblance to the demonic comic book character of the same name.<p>The fossil was dug out of limestone along a Canadian river …

New test uses a single drop of blood to reveal entire history of viral infections

Researchers have developed a cheap and rapid test that reveals a person’s full history of viral infections from a single drop of blood.<p>The test allows doctors to read out a list of the viruses that have infected, or continue to infect, patients even when they have not caused any obvious …

Medicine

China's Getting Ready to Turn on Asia's Biggest Warship

A landlocked test rig for the Type 055 Cruiser nears completion<p>The Type 055 cruiser test rig in Wuhan is well on its way to opening for business. Built to test the Type 055's sophisticated electronics and integrated stealth mast, the mockup now has major electronic sensors and systems installed, …