Robert Wolfe

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Scientists Know What They Don’t Want Us to Know

Apparently, scientists want to <i>synthesize the entire human genome</i>. What could go wrong?<p>Obtaining that ability would have an unquantifiable impact on …

Apple Planning to Debut OLED iPhone in 2017

Apple is reportedly aiming to push up the debut of the OLED iPhone to 2017, reports <i>Nikkei</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>). The move would see Apple make the switch to OLED a year earlier than previously estimated.<p>In December, Apple contacted LG and Samsung about the potential to ramp up OLED production in time …

US election 2016: Who are Donald Trump's voters?

Almost 10 million Republican voters have gone to the polls in 15 states - in 10 of them the winner in the end was businessman Donald Trump.<p>3.3 million votes - 34.7% of the total - have come in for the New York billionaire who has never run for public office before.<p>But what surprises pundits and …

Hear him roar: Sanders taps youthful enthusiasm in his rise

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders was halfway through his opening statement — a stern, 45-minute lecture on domestic policy leavened with a dash of political pep talk — when he realized the crowd had missed one of his rare attempts at humor.<p>"That was a joke!" he bellowed. Laughter briefly …

Fender now makes in-ear headphones as well as guitars

Fender, best known for making a big sound with its classic guitars and amps, is now also making music on a smaller scale. The company yesterday announced its first ever series of Fender-branded headphones, five new wired in-ear models that start at $99 for the cheapest pair, and rise to $499 for …

Tree frog believed to be extinct for more than 100 years rediscovered

An ‘extinct’ tree frog has been rediscovered after 136 years ‘by accident’, a group of scientists have confirmed<p>A tree frog thought to be extinct for more than a century has been rediscovered in the jungles of north-east India.<p>The frog genus Frankixalus has been rediscovered “in abundance” by a …

8 Gorgeous National Parks You've Never Heard Of

Celebrating the diversity of protected lands.<p>America’s National Parks: Gates of the Arctic premieres on National Geographic Channel Sunday January 31 8/7c, featuring the farthest north of the U.S.'s 408 national parks.<p>We took a look back at our archives and found these photos of little-known parks, …

'Star Wars' BB-8 toy torn apart to see how it works

If your social feeds are anything like mine, they're full of folks squeeing with delight over their new BB-8 droid today. The folks at <i>uBreakiFix</i> got one too, but instead of playing with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>' charmer, they cut it apart to see what makes the toy tick. Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Star Wars

CST-100 Starliner spaceships will be used to fly crews to the International Space Station, with a test flight targeted for 2017<p>Boeing Co took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which Nasa plans to use to fly crews to the International Space …

Space Exploration

Make the most of iOS 9’s Split View multitasking on iPad

Imagine working on a sketch with a reference photo right next to it, or writing a paper while copying citations from an iBook. Or, heck, running YouTube in Safari while writing a post about Split View on the iPad (hypothetically).<p>iOS 9 brings this multitasking joy to your iPad, provided you have …

Tip of the Day: How to Purchase Music in Apple Music

One of the nice features of Apple's music ecosystem is if you hear something you like, Apple makes it easy to buy. Here's how to purchase music in Apple Music and Beats 1.<p>If you hear a song you like when listening to Beats 1, you can purchase it via a somewhat circuitous route. Open the iTunes …

Apple Music

The weird world of offbeat wearables

While most of us have yet to morph into a gadget-laden "gargoyle" (like the one in <i>Snow Crash</i>) the wearable market has still lavished an endless assortment of devices to scatter about our person. The majority of offerings fall into the fitness tracker and smartwatch categories, all with a relatively …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a metagrobologist?

Hello Guzzlers,<p>Here’s a definition from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.<p><b>metagrobolize:</b> puzzle, mystify; puzzle out.<p>So <b>metagrobology</b> is the study of puzzles and <b>metagrobologist</b> an expert in such study.<p>David Singmaster is possibly the world’s best known metagrobologist. He gained prominence in …

South Bank

Physicist Stephen Hawking Explains How Information Escapes Black Holes

Famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking doesn't think black holes are so inescapable after all.<p>"If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up," he said in a lecture on Monday night Stockholm, Sweden. "There’s a way out."<p>He elaborated on his comments on Tuesday during a six-day conference …

The Apollo 11 astronaut who made the first lunar landing in 1969 has tweeted his official travel voucher and customs forms for the moon rock he brought back<p>Buzz Aldrin’s 1969 trip to the moon was just like any other business trip, expenses forms and all.<p>Related: Camera and souvenirs from Apollo 11 …

Space Exploration

Prehistoric Sea Monsters Emerge From the Arctic Landscape

Changing Planet<p>Professor Jørn Hurum and his team of thirteen are on a paleontological expedition in the Norwegian Arctic of Spitsbergen. We are on a mission to excavate marine reptiles, amphibians, sharks, and fish that lived in the sea that once covered Spitsbergen 240 million years ago.<p>Over the …

Jackets

At A Loss For Words? Tell Science About It

Researchers want to know more about that word that's just on the tip of your tongue<p>Project: Speech Errors<p>When you're on a roll, there are few things more annoying than suddenly being tripped up by an inability to remember a specific word. That's possibly because the sensation is almost always …

Physicist says information sucked into a black hole may emerge in another universe<p>All is not lost if you fall into a black hole – you could simply pop up in another universe, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The celebrated physicist has a new theory about where lost information ends up after being …

Physics

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Stephen Hawking, who once stunned the scientific community by saying that black holes emit radiation, expounded on another groundbreaking theory on Tuesday.<p>"The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," …