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Fading stars: India’s illegal tortoise trade - in pictures

The ‘shocking’ scale of illegal trade in star tortoises in southern India has been revealed in a study published in the journal Nature Conservation. A large-scale network, fuelled by growing international demand for exotic pets, is causing extreme suffering to the animals and threatening the …

Tortoise

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

NASA unveils shiny new coat for its Orion spacecraft

Metallic coating will help keep Orion at a more constant temperature in space.<p>NASA on Thursday evening released conceptual images of its Orion …

Quantum computing breakthrough: Engineers manage to write quantum code to silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

Solar System

Poll: Is Tim Cook right that a converged Mac and iPad would be too compromised a device?

Tim Cook has consistently spoken out against the possibility of converging iOS and OS X devices, most famously saying that “you can converge a toaster and refrigerator, but these things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.”<p>He repeated this line earlier this week, stating that Apple …

NASA Searching For Alien Life With Newly Developed Tricorder-Like Chemical Laptop

NASA is searching for "life outside of earth" using its newly developed Chemical Laptop, which bears some resemblance with the tricorder from Star …

One of Einstein's most famous quotes is often completely misinterpreted

One of Albert Einstein's most famous quotes is, "God does not play dice with the universe."<p>But there are two huge errors in the way many people have interpreted this quote over the years. People have wrongly assumed Einstein was religious, believed in destiny, or that he completely rejected a core …

How NASA Engineers are Designing the Aerodynamics of Its New Heavy-Lift Launcher

NASA’s new Space Launch System is going to be the first to carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit since Saturn V went into space—but it will also …

University of California

The best gaming router

A solid router is the centerpiece of the home network. As our lives get more and more digital, multiple devices and increasing bandwidth requirements …

Facebook Gets a Networking Facelift Ahead of the Holiday Photo Rush

After scaling its custom designed switches up to several thousand, Facebook’s current crop of networking gear isn’t cutting it. The social networking …

These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.<p>These inspiring nature …

In 'Star Wars,' classical music shows rare giant impact

When figures ranging from former US vice president Dick Cheney to university sports teams have wanted to toy with their images for ruthlessness, they have made entrances to Darth Vader's theme -- and crowds needed no explanation.<p>With more than three-quarters of Americans having seen a "Star Wars" …

Star Wars