Hannah Ramsden

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How Cicadas, Squirrels, and Bees React to Solar Eclipses

What happens to animals when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun<p>Cross your fingers for clear skies, space fans: A partial solar eclipse will grace the skies on Thursday afternoon over most of North America. According to NASA's predictions, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun …

Lachlan Murdoch hits out at new anti-terror laws saying they threaten press freedom

News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch used a presentation in honour of his war correspondent grandfather Sir Keith Murdoch in Melbourne last night to …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

People Are Beginning To Talk Seriously About Google's Search Business Becoming Less Relevant

Google's ever-increasing dominance of online advertising looks set to wane. The growth of its search business, which fueled it for years, is weakening.<p>That sounds completely mad. The company just booked $16.5 billion in revenues on its search business in Q3 alone. But people are seriously beginning …

Comet smells like rotten eggs, horse urine, alcohol, bitter almonds, vinegar: scientists

Rotten eggs, horse urine, alcohol, and bitter almonds: this is the bouquet of odours you would smell if a comet in deep space could be brought back …

First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launched Today

The 4M spacecraft, launched aboard a Chinese rocket, will be sending signals to anyone willing to listen.<p>The first privately funded lunar mission launched today. The mission involves sending a 31-pound spacecraft called 4M, fitted with an antenna, small computer, and radiation sensor, on a Chinese …

Islamic State militants seize Iraqi village and escalate attacks on Yazidis, US attempts to slow IS funding

Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, while the insurgents also …

Ebola: what is it and how does it spread?

Thousands of people in West Africa have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the World Health Organisation warns the disease could infect …

Box Office: ‘Fury’ Has The 4th Best WWII Film Opening Ever, While ‘Best Of Me’ Becomes Nick Sparks’ Worst

<i>Fury</i>, aka <i>Murderous Macklemore’s Last Stand</i>, took the top spot with $23.5 million in domestic box office this weekend, which seemed low for a movie about Brad Pitt (!) killing Nazis (!!) with tanks (!!!). But that was apparently enough to make it “one of the best openings of all time for a World War …

Australia to deploy special forces in Iraq | DW | 19.10.2014

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (pictured above with her counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari) told reporters in Baghdad that 200 Australian …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

Comet Siding Spring set to whizz close to Mars

<b>A recently discovered comet has whizzed past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.</b><p>The comet, known as Siding Spring, raced past Mars at 56km per second (125,000mph), missing it by 139,500 km.<p>Rovers on the Martian surface and …

Deep Sea Bugs Inspire New Method Of Destroying Cancer-Causing Pollutants

British scientists have cracked the secret of how microscopic deep sea creatures use an everyday vitamin to break down some of the most dangerous chemicals produced by human civilisation.<p>A researcher at the University of Manchester has spent 15 years studying microbes which use the vitamin B12 to …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit

Following its longest-ever mission by far, the 11,000 pound X-37B unmanned spacecraft has returned to Earth bearing... well, we don't actually know. You see, after NASA and Boeing developed the craft (about a fifth the size of the Space Shuttle), it bounced over to the Air Force, which is using it …

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

The media is doing an awful job explaining Ebola, and #ClipboardMan is proof

Earlier today, a photograph of man in a button-down shirt and a pair of black trousers exploded all over the internet. He was spotted escorting Amber Vinson, the second nurse to become infected with Ebola in the US, to a plane that would take her to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. As many …

It's the G20 agenda that's been shirtfronted

<b>Long before "shirtfront-gate", the process and agenda of the upcoming G20 Summit was fraught with difficulty. Now is the time to bring it back under</b> …

Second phase of Government's anti-terror measures could endanger freedom of speech, human rights advocates say

Critics say the second phase of the Government's anti-terror measures could endanger personal liberties and freedom of speech.<p>The next phase, which …

Proof they don't understand their own security laws

<b>The politicians who ushered in these powerful new national security laws proved this week that they remain wholly ignorant on the issue, writes</b> …

U.S. Balks at Bills for Afghanistan’s Treacherous Salang Tunnel

Considered a marvel of engineering when it was built decades ago, the now-crumbling Salang Tunnel has become a traffic nightmare that threatens the country’s commerce.<p>SALANG, Afghanistan—It had already taken Abdul Wali all morning to make the trip, hauling fuel some 200 miles from the border of …

Burka wearers to sit behind glass

AUSTRALIAN Human Rights commissioner Tim Wilson has blasted as “utterly unjustifiable” the decision to force parliamentary visitors wearing facial …

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