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Google Unveils the New Chromebook Pixel

A mere two days after Apple’s grandiose spring conference – in which CEO Tim Cook unveiled its<p>A mere two days after Apple’s grandiose spring conference – in which CEO Tim Cook unveiled its ‘industry-changing’ MacBook – tech behemoth Google has unveiled its own take on the laptop by revisiting its …

Rare straight lightning over Zimbabwe

No zig-zagging. No branching. A lightning expert said this single, straight bolt of lightning was extremely rare …<p>A friend in Zimbabwe, Peter …

Papua New Guinea

Lobster 'as big as a human' found

The 480 million-year-old fossil of a human-sized lobster has been found in Morocco<p>A filter-feeding ''lobster'' as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.<p>The two-metre (6.5ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthed in Morocco, lived at …

This giant lobster ancestor was once the biggest animal on Earth

'It would have dwarfed anything else at the time.'<p>About 480 million years ago, the seven-foot-long <i>Aegirocassis benmoulae</i> swam about in the sea. The lobster-like sea creature used its flaps — swimming devices on its belly and back — and long segmented body to get around. And unlike many of its …

Paleontology

How epigenetics let scientists make giant ants - Futurity

A new discovery sheds light on how epigenetic factors influence traits that exist on a continuum, such as size, height, and intelligence.

Epigenetics

Ultrasound Restores Memory To Mice With Alzheimer’s

Fight back the plaque<p>Using ultrasound waves targeted at the brain, a team of Australian researchers has restored memory to mice with Alzheimer’s disease.<p>More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative condition that causes memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and …

Dementia

Chameleon's colour magic revealed

Scientists discover chameleons have nanocrystals in their skin that means they can change colour<p>Chameleons use tiny crystals in their skin to change colour, scientists have discovered.<p>In a groundbreaking study that fundamentally alters our understanding of the <b>lizard’s ability to switch hue</b>, …

Photographers

Google Launches Store For "Made With Google" Hardware

Just as Google announced a new Chromebook Pixel, the company has also taken the wraps off a new store that will sell “Made with Google” hardware.<p>The new store will sit alongside the existing Play Store, which is now dedicated to only digital content. Google Store exists to make it easier to learn …

All 'Titanfall' DLC Goes Free On Xbox One, 360 And PC

It’s hard to believe that EA/Respawn’s Titanfall only came out a year ago, but here we are, on the game’s first birthday. To celebrate, Respawn is doing something rather cool. They’re giving away all the content of the game’s three DLCs for free to both Xbox and PC players.<p>That includes the …

Titan Fall