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Parasites encourage cannibalism in some animals, say scientists

Parasites may be responsible for encouraging some animals to engage in cannibalism, claims a new study published in the journal <i>Royal Society Open Science</i>. Scientists investigating the effects of the common parasite <i>Pleistophora mulleri</i> found that adult shrimps infected with the creature were more …

Biology

All of Samsung's new smart TVs run Tizen, stream TV to your phone

This summer Samsung showed off prototype HDTVs powered by its homegrown Tizen OS (pictured above and in the gallery), and things have apparently progressed far enough for the company to go all-in on the software next year. While Tizen hasn't taken over on phones or smartwatches yet, Samsung says …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Autonomous Cars

New to Nature No 136: Axima sidi

Stalk-eyed wasps are ‘the very definition of rare’. This latest one, found in Colombia, is named after a cartoon character<p>As the nursery rhyme says “…and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so on ad infinitum”. Nowhere in the animal kingdom are we more frequently reminded of this than among the …

Hackers 'leak details of 13k users of PlayStation, Xbox and Amazon'

Hackers who say they are affiliated to Anonymous, the shadowy anarchist hacking collective, release document 'containing passwords and credit card numbers'<p>A gang of internet hackers claims it has leaked personal details of more than 13,000 users of PlayStation, Xbox and sites including Amazon in …