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Butterflies Behaving Badly: What They Don’t Want You to Know

Butterflies have had us fooled for centuries. They bobble around our gardens, all flappy and floppy, looking so pretty with their shimmering colors. We even write odes to them:<p>Thou spark of life that wavest wings of gold, <br>Thou songless wanderer mid the songful birds, <br>With Nature’s secrets in thy …

Spray-on ‘repellent’ could make freezers frost free

On your car windshield, ice is a nuisance. But on an airplane, wind turbine, oil rig, or power line, it can be downright dangerous. And removing it …

Engineering

King Tutankhamen in color

Harry Burton's photographs of the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, which are housed in the archive of the Griffith Institute at the University of Oxford, have been digitally colorized by Dynamichrome on behalf of SC Exhibitions. All of these images are featured in the exhibition "The Discovery of …

‘Smart cell patch’ delivers insulin without pain

For decades, researchers have tried to duplicate the function of beta cells, the tiny insulin-producing entities that don’t work properly in patients …

Diabetes

British teen wins $250,000 in world's biggest drone race

British teenager Luke Bannister has won the $250,000 (£173,900) first prize in World Drone Prix in Dubai, the world's biggest and most lucrative …

United Arab Emirates

Whatsapp encrypted voice chat is reportedly coming soon

While much of the tech community has already come out in support of Apple over its ongoing encryption battle with the FBI, you can also expect the conversation to lead to even more secure products. Whatsapp, which has been offering end-to-end encryption for text chats since 2014, plans to encrypt …

Microsoft sees Minecraft as AI proving ground

The popular construction game Minecraft is due to become a testbed for artificial intelligence software designed by startups and scientists alike.<p>Minecraft, a game based on the notion of building blocks, is played by millions of people on consoles, PCs and phones. Developed by Stockholm-based …

Artificial Intelligence