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Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Cancer Cells

Ah drinking babash in this Fo-Rum: Creative Enterprise We-Style For Sir Ken Robinson and the other imports

Ah drinking babash in this Fo-Rum: Creative Enterprise We-Style For Sir Ken Robinson and the other imports<p>Dear Ken, Sir, So a decade after we fo-rum …

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Is this the biggest blind spot for CEOs today?

In a world of fast-moving technological developments, CEOs are expected to keep up with the latest innovations, but are they doing enough to protect …

Apple vs. FBI: The tip of the iceberg as laws can’t keep up with tech

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>, Contributor, Innovations<p>The battle between the FBI and Apple over the unlocking of a terrorist’s iPhone will likely require Congress to create new legislation. That’s because there really aren’t any existing laws which encompass technologies such as these. The battle is between …

Privacy

Ray Tomlinson, Inventor Of Modern Email, Dies

Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and selector of the "@" symbol, has died.<p>Raytheon Co., his employer, on Sunday confirmed his death; the details were not immediately available.<p>Email existed in a limited capacity before Tomlinson in that electronic messages could be shared amid …

E-Mail

David Jubb: Let’s rethink what theatres are for | Opinion

As fire engulfed the grand hall at Battersea Arts Centre on Friday March 13, 2015, I was on a train to London. I experienced the blaze in between …

The Delian League (or Athenian League) was an alliance of Greek city-states led by Athens and formed in 478 BCE to liberate eastern Greek cities from Persian rule and as a defence to possible revenge attacks from Persia following the Greek victories at Marathon, Salamis, and Plataea in the early 5th century BCE. The alliance of over 300 cities would eventually be so dominated by Athens that, in effect, it evolved into the Athenian empire. Athens became increasingly more aggressive in its control of the alliance and, on occasion, constrained membership by military force and compelled continued tribute which was in the form of money, ships or materials. Following Athens’ defeat at the hands of Sparta in the Peloponnesian War in 404 BCE the League was dissolved. •• (Article by Mark Cartwright) http://www.ancient.eu/Delian_League

The Northern Hemisphere's temperature has reached a terrifying milestone

<b>Update</b>: since this post was originally published, the heat wave has continued. As of Thursday morning, it appears that average temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have breached the 2 degrees Celsius above "normal" mark for the first time in recorded history, and likely the first time since …

Global Warming

The innovators: portable solar panels that can be unrolled like a carpet

John Hingley has developed a ‘micro-grid’ in a metal box that can be used for disaster relief, mining, and even festivals<p>Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators …

Clean Energy

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The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

Aquaponics

Wiltshire house rivalled Stonehenge as a hub for ancient Britons

Neolithic building on vast site at Marden Henge is welcoming public visitors again after thousands of years buried beneath farmland<p>Pieces of flint tools dropped more than 4,300 years ago on the floor of a house as old as Stonehenge have been laid bare on the edge of Marden Henge, a giant ditch and …

Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer

96 Shares<p>For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise …

Infographics

Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

Ahead of a major exhibition, Alastair Smart explains why we remain so fascinated by this magnificent, mysterious and bloodthirsty people<p>The trouble with the great civilisations of Mesoamerica isn’t just the sheer number of them, but the fact that their names sound so similar. From the Olmecs and …

Move Over, Mars: Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Surprisingly Earth-Like

Titan may be an outer solar system world, but it has inner solar system cred.<p>Over the last few years, scientists have discovered several Earthlike planets orbiting other stars, suggesting that our comfy planetary setup is not all that unique in the universe. In fact, it may not even be that unique …

Astronomy

Superweapon of the Ancient World: A History of Chariots - Part I

The chariot is often associated with the ancient Egyptian civilization. It became a prominent weapon of war during the New Kingdom. In fact, it is …