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The Sperm Apocalypse Is Nigh

Plummeting sperm counts have been the focus of scientific study for a few years now, coinciding with the rise of cis male infertility. In a new …

Sperm

Whatsapp set for massive update - but it's not good news for you

WhatsApp is a popular app among Brummies, capable of bringing together friendship groups, exchanging photos with family and relaying information for …

Apps

A top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store stole your browser history

A popular top-tier app in Apple’s Mac App Store was found pilfering browser histories from anyone who downloads it.<p>Yet still, at the time of writing, the rogue app — Adware Doctor — stands as the No.1 grossing paid app in the app store’s utilities categories. But Apple was warned weeks ago and did …

Apps

Apple removes a top paid utility app that stole data and sent it back to China

A month after a security researcher reported the rule-breaking app<p>Apple just removed its number one paid utility in the Mac App Store, Adware Doctor, after it was found to be secretly recording users’ app data and browser history and sending it back to a server located in China, as spotted by …

Apps

Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms

A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with third-party data monetization firms.<p>Almost all require access to a user’s location data to work properly, like weather and fitness apps, but share …

Apps

She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she’s won a $3 million prize.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell built the telescope, laboring in damp and chilly English weather to install more than 100 miles of cable and copper wire across a windswept field near Cambridge. She operated the instruments and analyzed the data, poring over miles of chart paper etched with the inked …

Nobel Prize

Elon Musk Warns We're Living Through The "Dumbest Experiment in Human History"

"The argument for the simulation is quite strong."<p>Elon Musk is no stranger to making headlines with his comments. But he might have just recorded one …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists are studying possible benefits of ‘microdosing’ LSD at work

Can taking very small doses of psychedelic drugs like LSD or magic mushrooms help you work better?<p>That’s the premise of a trend known as …

Study Skills

Scientists develop a way to transform sunlight into FUEL - and it could lead to an 'unlimited source of renewable energy'

Scientists have developed a new way to transform sunlight into fuel by altering the photosynthesis process in plants.<p>Researchers from the University …

University of Cambridge

For Over 50 Years, a Strange Independent Micronation Has Existed Off The UK Coast

Welcome to Sealand.<p>You've more than likely heard of some of Europe's tiniest nations - countries like Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City state …

North Sea

'It’s not if, it’s when': the deadly pig disease spreading around the world

Pig farms are noisy places, but here it was completely silent Ott Saareväli<p>I am afraid the risk of this disease will be with us for ever Maarja Kristian<p>Ott Saareväli, the owner of a pig farm in Lääne county in Estonia, is starting all over again. In September last year, government vets diagnosed an …

Pigs

Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket.<p>A team of researchers from Japan's Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this …

Space Travel

Growing electric car market means it is vital to make friends in Africa

Prime Minister Theresa May’s political judgment is often questioned, but her desire to boost Britain’s investment and trade with Africa makes perfect sense for business.<p>The continent’s resources will play an increasingly essential role in vital new industries such as the growth of electric vehicles …

Electric Vehicles

Skype drops Snapchat-like feature since people weren't using it

It's part of a larger back-to-basics move.<p>Microsoft's about-face on Skype now extends to one of its not-so-subtle attempts to ride the social media bandwagon. As part of a broader app update, Microsoft has revealed that it's axing its Snapchat-like Highlights feature for mobile users in a bid to …

Social Media

Time Out 50

Time Out 50: your invitation<p>Things to do, Festivals<p>Experience the best of London at our birthday party<p>Sep 29 2018<p>Join us in Granary Square for <b>Time</b> …

Which Manufacturer Will Be The First To Launch The Folding Smartphone?

In recent weeks one of the hottest topics in the tech industry, more specifically for smartphones, has been the discussions around the <b>Folding</b> …

Mobile

Australian scientists announce anti-ageing breakthrough

02/09/2018|1min<p>Australian scientists have made a world first, cell-reprogramming breakthrough which could eventually cure paralysis and allow people …

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p><i>Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018</i><p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport …

Earth Science

Climate Change Could Completely Transform Earth’s Ecosystems

Fifty two million years ago, crocodiles swam in the Arctic. Twenty thousand years ago, an ice sheet covered Manhattan. Earth's ecosystems have …

Climate Change

This Is Why Lab-Grown Burgers Could Soon Become the Food of the Future

Cultured meat tissue, anyone?<p>It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The US Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved the …

Agriculture

HAARP opens doors, but some minds prove hard to change

GAKONA, Alaska (AP) — HAARP has an image problem that's proving hard to shake. Short for High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, HAARP has been the subject of conspiracy theories ever since the U.S. military started building it in the early 1990s.<p>HAARP has a number of scientific instruments …

UFOs

Isaac Newton predicted the world will end in 2060

Isaac Newton was a legendary scientist best known for establishing the laws of gravity. But in his free time, he dabbled in experiments worthy of …

Physics

A new material harnesses light to deice surfaces

A new material that converts light into heat could be laminated onto airplanes, wind turbines, rooftops and offshore oil platforms to help combat ice …

Breakthroughs

The end of de-icing? Scientists develop solar-powered material that stops water freezing on aeroplane wings, wind turbines and power lines

A new way to remove dangerous build-ups of ice without using electrical power or chemicals has been developed by scientists.<p>Researchers say the new …

Icing

Researchers Solve First Problem From Mathematical Physics Wish List

For every popular list of unsolved problems, there are scholars and students dreaming of — and working towards — solving the puzzles they contain. Many search for creative solutions, only to reach dead ends. Yet, rarely, knowledge and dedication align, giving birth to a solution to one of these …

Magnetism

How Hitler's nuclear ambitions were sunk with a tiny ferry in a Norwegian lake

Hitler was just a ferry-ride away from getting hold of a crucial ingredient needed for an atomic weapon to blow up London, a new documentary has discovered.<p>In the middle of a Norwegian lake, 100 miles from Oslo, naval historians and scientists have located the boat on which the Nazis were …

History

The Bugs Are Coming, and They’ll Want More of Our Food

<i>Want climate news in your inbox?</i> <i>Sign up here for</i> <b>Climate Fwd:</b><i>, our email newsletter.</i><p>Ever since humans learned to wrest food from soil, creatures like the corn earworm, the grain weevil and the bean fly have dined on our agricultural bounty. Worldwide, insect pests consume up to 20 percent of the …

Climate Change

Astronomers Are Set to Rename a Law of Physics

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics.<p>It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the …

Hubble

Race to develop artificial intelligence is one between Chinese authoritarianism and U.S. democracy

“In two years, China will be ahead of the United States in AI (artificial intelligence),” states Denis Barrier, CEO of global venture firm Cathay …

Artificial Intelligence

BBC Shows and Tours - Shows - The Cultural Frontline: "How Can We Design a Better World?"

BBC World Service<p>Join <b>The Cultural Frontline</b> for a special panel discussion in association with the <b>London Design Biennale</b> in which we bring together leading designers to discuss how design is being used to create social change and address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian issues.<p>From …

Industrial Designer