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Google Glass Has Already Been Hacked By Jailbreakers

With a name like Glass, it was just asking to be cracked.<p>Just days after its release to developers, Google’s Glass headset has already been hacked to give users full control of its Android operating system, according to Jay Freeman, a well-known Android and iOS developer who tested a known exploit …

Satellite sights: How technology is changing environmental perspectives

Technological advances aren't always kind to Mother Earth — witness the impact of nuclear waste, industrial emissions and plastic bottles — but high-tech environmental monitoring systems are also helping us get a handle on the state of our planet. It's good to remember that as Earth Week draws to a …

Inside The Mind Of A Scientist Who Made Up More Than 50 Studies

Cheating in science<p>When you hear about well-regarded scientists making up data in their studies, it's easy to wonder, <i>What were they thinking?</i><p>A New York Times Magazine piece has one answer. The magazine profiled Diederik Stapel, a psychologist, former dean of the School of Social and Behavioral …

It's getting hot in here: Earth's core is 1,000 degrees warmer than experts thought

The Earth's inner core is hotter than experts previously suspected — by a whopping 1,000 degrees. In fact, new research suggests, the center of our planet might be around the same temperature as the sun.<p>In a study published in <i>Science</i>, a team out of the French research agency CEA simulated the …

The next Xbox will be revealed on May 21st

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox will be revealed on May 21st, 2013, an invitation from the company has revealed. The announcement from Don Mattrick and the Xbox team, titled "a new generation revealed," will take place at the company's Xbox campus in Redmond, Washington.<p>Microsoft says that the …

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

Forever alone? How NASA's Kepler craft is finding another Earth

Discovery of new planets in habitable zones is most promising yet in four-year quest<p>Late last week, NASA announced that scientists using its Kepler space observatory had discovered two new planetary systems thousands of light years away from our own. Within these, seven new planets were found, and …

Virtual Rx: how Oculus Rift could revolutionize mental health

The headsets are already being called 'a game changer' for treating PTSD and other psychiatric conditions<p>It's been hailed as the holy grail of virtual reality gaming, but Oculus Rift might soon be much more than that. Though they've yet to reach the hands of regular consumers, the headsets have …

All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors

In 2018, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on May 5. Unfortunately, the waning gibbous moon will …

BigPic: What's This Smoky-Looking Photo From Space?

Mysterious blue-and-white marbling<p>These are swirls of ice photographed off the northern coast of Japan. This image was taken from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who tweeted it on April 19, 2013.

Pick An App Just By Thinking About It With Samsung's Mind-Controlled Tablet

For when touchscreens will be *so 2010s*<p>One of my friends already thinks that people look silly holding up tablets to take photos, so I'm not sure what he'd think of using a tablet with a wire-covered EEG cap on. The experience might be worth the side-eyes, though: Samsung is researching a system …

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought

Stonehenge may have been occupied five thousand years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists claim.<p>Excavation of a site just a mile from the stone structure provided what researchers claim is the first firm evidence of continuous occupation from as early as 7,500BC.<p>Earlier evidence had …

Kepler telescope spies 'most Earth-like' worlds to date

<b>The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.</b><p>Scientists say these new worlds are the right size and distance from their parent star, so that you might expect to find liquid water on their surface.<p>It is impossible to know for sure. Being 1,200 …

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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 …

Minecraft's 'Notch' is Time's Second Most Influential Person in the World

He’s more infulential than Barack Obama by far. More than Kim Jong Un, Sergey Brin, and Hilary Clinton. Even<p>more than Psy and Jackie Chan. In fact, according to Time’s annual poll, the only person more influential than him is Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Who is he? Markus “Notch” Persson, …

Facebook Home hits Google Play today, available for select Android devices

Chat heads, a virtual carousel of full screen (Instagram) images and enough status updates to let you keep close stalkerly tabs on your nearest and dearest -- that's what Facebook's got in Home. And as of today, it's breaking free from AT&T's exclusive HTC First and heading to a choice few Android …

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Won't Survive Another 1,000 Years On Earth

Physicist Stephen Hawking, speaking at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said if humans don't migrate from the planet Earth to colonize other planets, they'll face extinction in 1,000 years. So, phew, we're good, guys. We've got like 900-plus years to just sit on this. That's a …

Every Single Person In The World On One Chart

What does 7 billion look like in a browser window?<p>When you read on your computer screen that world population has surpassed 7 billion, as it did in 2011, it's hard to put that number in context. It's big a world. Where is everyone?<p>7 Billion World is a website/infographic that breaks it down. …

North Korea behind March cyberattack, says South Korea

The South is now blaming the North for a hacking attack targeted at banks and TV stations.<p>South Korea has accused North Korea of launching a recent cyberattack that hit tens of thousands of PCs.<p>A spokesman for South Korea's Internet agency said today that six computers in North Korea were …

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Dying star blows off ghostly green bubble in space

Toward the end of its life, our own sun will go through a phase very much like the one pictured here.<p>The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large …

Largest volcanic eruption in recorded history

On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora sent so much crud into the atmosphere that it blocked the sun. What became known as the Year Without a Summer came a …

How It Works: Honeybee Society

A beehive buzzes with thousands of genetically similar female honeybees. Some nurse their queen and her eggs while others fly out in search of pollen and nectar. For decades, scientists knew that bees took on new jobs as they aged, but a team of researchers recently discovered that chemical tags …

Facebook's Next Big Step: Its Own Phone

After years of denying it would, Facebook now plans to introduce a smartphone designed for its social network. The Android-based device will be made by HTC, according to the New York Times and it will be unveiled on Thursday.<p>According to the Times:<p>The software is designed so that some of the core …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

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YouTube API will allow video games to more easily stream in-game content

What's YouTube doing at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco? Talking about integration with video games, obviously. More specifically, the company is hoping to expand an idea we first noticed in <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i>, whereby users could easily stream in-game content to …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Facebook Is Going To Release Its Own Android-Based Operating System — Reports

Facebook sent out invitations for a media event next Thursday at its headquarters which read "Come see our new home on Android."<p>This immediately set off a wave of speculation about what Facebook would announce. The initial thought was that Facebook simply had a new, updated Android application.<p>But …

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300 Previously Unpublished Darwin Letters To Be Posted Online

The letters outline the experiments Charles Darwin performed at the end of his life, to support his theory of evolution.<p>In a move that would have been unimaginable to the Victorian-age gentleman, the University of Cambridge is undertaking the largest-yet upload of letters to and from Charles …

We've put together a gallery of the world's deadliest killers, up close. Here's our entry for cancer. http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-03/these-are-worlds-deadliest-killers?src=SOC&dom=fb