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Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’

Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent<p>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.<p>Thousands of babies have been born with …

Public Health

Tesla Motors Confirms It's Developing Two 'Affordable' Electric Vehicles

Tesla Motors, hot off of beginning deliveries for its new Model X SUV, has now confirmed it’s working on not one, but two ‘affordable’ electric …

Europe settles on design for Ariane 6 rocket

<b>The design for Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket has been settled and development will now move on apace, say officials.</b><p>The launcher is due to be introduced in 2020 and long-term will replace the Ariane 5 and Soyuz vehicles that currently operate out of French Guiana.<p>Airbus Safran Launchers, the company …

Space Exploration

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Street Photography

Text to mom announcing death reveals 3rd Bataclan attacker

PARIS (AP) — It took a text message from Syria to a mother in northeast France to reveal the identity of the third killer at the Bataclan concert …

Terrorism

Scientists confirm: Ending your text messages with a full stop is heartless

Research finds that a full stop is seen as shutting down a conversation. Here are some other points of scientifically-validated text etiquette.<p>Everyone knows that ending text messages with a full stop is unnecessarily harsh. And research now confirms it.<p>Psychologists at the University of Binghamton …

Police raid home of mystery man believed to be the creator of bitcoin

<i>Sydney (By Byron Kaye and Colin Packham for Reuters)</i> — Australian police raided the Sydney home and office on Wednesday of a man named by Wired magazine as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency, Reuters witnesses said.<p>More than a …

Bitcoin

Scientist Discovers Hidden Portrait Beneath The Mona Lisa

Let the Mona Lisa mysteries continue.<p>For centuries, human beings from all walks of life have spent countless hours wondering what lies behind Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. Is it superiority? Cunning? Boredom? Finally, after 500 years of wondering, French scientist Pascal Cotte thinks he knows what …

Cee-Lo Green says drug allegations were 'blown out of proportion'

Cee-Lo Green has said that a 2012 incident which saw him plead no contest to a charge of furnishing a controlled substance was “blown out of proportion”.<p>While apologising for the incident, which led to his exit from US talent show The Voice, Green told The Steve Harvey Show: “We are human beings …

Cee-Lo Green

Gift Guide 2015: Stocking Stuffers for Garden Lovers

We’ve always believed the most delightful things come in small packages. Here is a roundup of our favorite stocking stuffers for garden lovers (and …

How a 5-Ounce Bird Stores 10,000 Maps in Its Head

It weighs only four or five ounces, its brain practically nothing, and yet, oh my God, what this little bird can do. It’s astonishing.<p>Around now, as we begin December, the Clark’s nutcracker has, conservatively, 5,000 (and up to 20,000) treasure maps in its head. They’re accurate, detailed, and …

Birds

Finally, a smartphone you can wash with soap and water

What's better than a waterproof smartphone? How about one you can clean with soap? Kyocera, which has done a line in toughphones for several year, revealed exactly that. Launching in (particularly soap-themed) pink, white and blue options in Japan, don't let the <i>kawaii</i> design fool you -- the phone …

European Space Agency launches probe to test gravity mission

What may sound like a frivolous enterprise is actually the prelude to a far more ambitious mission that hopes to measure ripples in space time caused by black holes and other massive objects lurking unseen in dark corners of the galaxy.<p>Also known as gravitational waves, these ripples were predicted …

European Space Agency

Nintendo’s next console will be a big departure from the Wii and Wii U

Nintendo still isn't talking about its next big console, codenamed NX, in detail until next year. But new company president Tatsumi Kimishima, who took over for the late Satoru Iwata in September, has revealed that the device won't just be a new take on the Wii like the Wii U was. "I can assure you …

South African appeals court convicts Oscar Pistorius of murder

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murder on Thursday by a South African appeals court that described the once-glittering story of the double-amputee Olympian and Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he killed in his home in 2013, as "a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions."<p>The Supreme Court of …

Chicago-area school district might settle transgender student case

The state's largest high school district is considering a settlement in the case of a transgender student seeking unfettered use of the girls' locker room.<p>Palatine-based Township High School District 211 has scheduled a special board meeting to vote on a proposed agreement Wednesday — the last day …

Sabercats and Other Carnivores Kept the Ice Age World Green

The huge herbivores of the Ice Age were ecosystem engineers. Wherever they went, mastodons, sloths, bison, and their ilk changed the landscape by eating, defecating, trampling, and otherwise going about their plant-mashing business. But they were not isolated agents. Following out the engineer …

Paleontology

VW's November Sales Got Battered in Germany Too

Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) sales fell for a second straight month in November in its key home market of Germany, adding to the gloom over Europe’s largest …

Diesel Emissions

US downgrades Thailand's civil aviation authority

<b>The US has downgraded its safety rating of Thailand's aviation authority following earlier findings by the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).</b><p>The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) found that Thailand did not comply with ICAO's safety standards.<p>Thailand's …

Aviation

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal just hired another new CEO

After months of heavy turnover in Tidal's executive ranks, the company has named former SoundCloud executive, Jeff Toig, as its new chief executive.<p>In addition to his previous role as SoundCloud's chief business officer, Toig brings an extensive background in music-streaming services.<p>All of that …

Google in trouble for tracking students' data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today against Google for collecting user data and search history from students.<p>The nonprofit says it discovered Google’s activity of tracking and storing user data when it looked into Chromebooks …

Privacy

Modular Mobile Home Offers Easy Transport and Assembly for Living Off-the-Grid in Style

Prefabricated architecture is known for its mobility, allowing people to live in faraway and previously isolated locales. Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos has created VIMOB in this vein, designing it as a modular home that can be easily transported and assembled.<p>The 398-square-foot dwelling has a …

Off-grid

Samsung Galaxy A5 design and specs revealed in TENAA listing

Rumors about Samsung’s next mid-range metal smartphone have been circling the web for a few months now. While most has been speculation and sketchy leaks, the device has finally made an official pre-launch appearance on TENAA, China’s equivalent of the FCC. As usual, the listing comes with the …

Phones

Adobe finally tells developers to stop using Flash

Once the primary means of making animation, browser games and interactive visualisations for the web, Adobe Flash has been ailing for a long time. …

14 high-tech gifts to buy the hardcore gamer in your life

From a leather gaming chair with a subwoofer to a noise-cancelling gaming headset, Business Insider UK has compiled the best gift for hardcore gamers.

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Mark Zuckerberg pledged to give away 99% of his Facebook shares — worth $45 billion.</b> The CEO announced his decision in a letter to his newborn daughter, Max.<p><b>2. Microsoft has laid off 30 people working on Hololens in Israel.</b> Another 30 working on the augmented reality headset are being</b> …

Airbus Wants To Save Minutes By Radically Rethinking Airplanes And Airports

All the comfort and benefits of shipping crates in the sky<p>Airplane passengers are terrible cargo. They’re autonomous, they don’t always follow instructions perfectly, and they need to take some time to settle into place before they’re comfortable and calm enough to move. In an efficiency-minded …

Aviation

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, three-day meeting in Washington on the ethics of human gene editing.<p>"We could be on the cusp of a new era in human history," Nobel laureate David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology …

China Is Building The World's Second Stealth Air Force

"2017" prototype heralds the end of an era for J-20 fighter jet testing, start of another era<p>The eighth J-20 prototype "2017" made its maiden flight on November 24, 2015 at the Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) factory in Chengdu, China. Complete with a red carpet launch ceremony, the event was …

Aviation