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Syria's polio outbreak could resurrect a once-rare disease

As aid groups launch massive vaccination campaign, experts warn that the virus could soon reach Europe<p><i>The Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan, home to many who have fled war-ravaged Syria. (Flickr /</i> <i>UK Department for International Development)</i><p>Syria's bloody civil war took an even deadlier turn …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Researchers Find Ancient Seawater Had Twice The Salt

Scientists have discovered a pocket of ancient seawater that's been trapped underground near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay since the time of the dinosaurs — strong evidence that the Atlantic Ocean was once much saltier than today.<p>A team headed by Ward Sanford, a hydrologist from the United States …

The Ancient Martian Rock that Fell to Earth

A 4.4 billion-year-old Martian rock gives geologists a look at Mars' southern highlands and an unprecedented look at the Red Planet's rocky and water-filled past.<p><b>NWA 7533 traveled a long way to get into</b> the lab of Munir Humayun at Florida State University. The ancient meteorite was recovered in …

Poll (and Physics explained in ten seconds explained in ten seconds)

Doctor Who: 50 years of time travel in the TARDIS

The TV Time Lord has been to different worlds and ages, but what do these journeys look like? Take a trip through our interactive map and see archive clips too.<p>TV's most famous Time Lord has been to different worlds and ages, but what do these journeys look like? Take a trip through our interactive …

Doctor Who

Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago, say biologists

“The wolf is the first domesticated species and the only large carnivore humans ever domesticated,” said biologist Robert Wayne.<p>Wolves likely were …

National Science Foundation



“If humanity does not want to go the way of the dinosaurs, we need to study an event like this in detail,” said earth scientist Qing-zhu Yin.<p>Consumer …

Meteorites

How nanotechnology could revolutionise food storage

Nanotech can help to prevent food wastage – and solve Lady Gaga's wardrobe problems<p>I'm sure you were thinking the same thing I was when Lady Gaga made her appearance at the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards – beautiful dress, but how is she going to store it? Nanotechnology could have a solution for …

The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion hits today

<i>Helm's Deep</i>, the fifth expansion to <i>The Lord of the Rings Online</i>, is launching today in North America and Europe, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.<p>It was originally set for release Nov. 18, but was delayed because a data center run by developer Turbine Inc. suffered a …

Microsoft CEO defends Xbox in final shareholder address

In his last shareholder address as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer took time to defend Xbox and Bing as essential components of the company's broader vision after some have suggested it would be wise for Microsoft sell off these businesses to become more profitable.<p>Speaking about the Xbox One, as …

Activision and EA boast about their booming next-gen software sales

The console cycle is like nature. The old must wither and die so that the young and new can replace it … with more games from publishers Electronic Arts and Activision.<p>Those two giant companies are trumpeting early success on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Activision points out that its popular …

BTS with Kirsty Mitchell as She Begins the Final Chapter of Her Wonderland Series

We first shared the jaw-dropping fairytale photographs that make up Kirsty Mitchell‘s <i>Wonderland</i> series in May of 2012, some three years after she …

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Photo Nuts and Gear Guide

This new eBook is designed to take the mystery out of ensuring you have the perfect photography gear for your needs: from cameras through to lenses, …

Photography

New Technology is Making it More Difficult to Conceptualize Photography

A few weeks ago, I found myself wandering around a local career fair — the type of event I normally find pretty loathsome, or at least overcrowded an …

Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)

According to several sources, Pinterest has completed another enormous funding, this time nabbing $225 million with late-stage investor Fidelity …

Venture Capital

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Money doesn't grow on trees, but there's gold in eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, a group led by Melvyn Lintern of Australia's national science …

Astronaut Educates Home-State Students from Space

2013 Prediction: Crowdfunding Pays Off

Crowdfunding models like Kickstarter took off in 2012--now we'll wait and see how transformative those models are.<p><i>Science and technology have utterly transformed human life in the past few generations, and forecasts of the future used to be measured in decades. But big changes arrive faster and</i> …

Baby's innate number sense predicts math skills - Futurity

Babies who are good at telling the difference between groups of items are more likely to be better at math in the future, Duke researchers say.

Mathematics

Do arts for kids launch STEM success later? - Futurity

A new Michigan State study links childhood participation in the arts to patents generated and businesses launched by adults with STEM degrees.

Kids

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Microscopes

Widespread Plague In Wildlife Threatens Western Ecosystems

For most of us, plague is something that maybe we read about in history books. In the 14th Century, it wiped out half of Europe's population. But the bacteria is busy killing wildlife now in the American West. By studying small mammals scientists have learned that plague is far more pervasive a …

Environmental Health

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

How To Use Google Analytics To Create Killer Content

For any business owner, regardless of size, understanding your customer is key to longevity and marketing success. It's the basic tenet of Marketing …

Why No PageRank Update? The "Pipeline" Is Broke & Google Isn't Interested In Fixing It

We already knew Google wasn't likely to update the PageRank meter in the Google Toolbar this year. The head of Google's web spam team, Matt Cutts, …

Can Google Remain the Advertising King?

Google is dominant in the U.S. search market, and its search advertisements are extremely lucrative. Facebook is making strides at becoming an …

7 Not Quite Hidden Features of Google Chromecast

Shares 1<p>Hulu finally kicked out an official mobile app for Chromecast. Yay! Google’s $35 HDMI streaming dongle is a massive success. In truth this …