Stephen Sinclair

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This ‘Demonically Clever’ Backdoor Hides In a Tiny Slice of a Computer Chip

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 06.01.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Security flaws in software can be …

Species rule change considered

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1235000/1235494_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524697438_f05d8e96c0157f7e62d9fe900f680e11<p><b>A government consultation on whether to change the rules governing how contractors deal with protected species when developing sites</b> …

Beinn Eighe's dark bees could aid fight against virus

<b>Honeybees that were once the stuff of legend among bee enthusiasts are playing a key role in a fight against diseases fatal to the insects.</b><p><i>Apis mellifera mellifera</i>, a native subspecies of dark European honeybee, were thought to have been wiped out in the British Isles.<p>Rumours it survived in the …

ExoMars rover: Landing preference is for Oxia Planum

<b>The robot rover that Europe is building to send to Mars is likely to be targeted at an equatorial region known as Oxia Planum.</b><p>It is an area rich in clays and other minerals that have resulted from prolonged rock interactions with water.<p>The European Space Agency's ExoMars vehicle will carry a suite …

WOSCON 2015 - Cosplay Music Video

WOSCON 2015 - Geek Pride

This weekend World of Superheroes brought WOSCON to Sheffield Students Union. Billed as “A new breed of comic con”, WOSCON is hoping to be the …

Who, What, Why: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator to avoid arsenic?

<b>Rice should be prepared in machines designed for making filter coffee, experts say. Why, asks Jon Kelly.</b><p>Instead of boiling rice in a pan, people are being told to prepare it in a percolator.<p>Researchers at Queen's University Belfast found that doing so can reduce harmful amounts of arsenic which can …

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' - US study

<b>The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties.</b><p>The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.<p>The …

Milk digestion's 'more recent rise'

<b>The ability to digest milk may have become common only relatively recently in Europe, a major study of ancient DNA shows.</b><p>The analysis of genomes from 101 ancient adults suggests the gene for breaking down the lactose sugar in milk was still rare in the Bronze Age.<p>The results come as something of a …

The United Arab Emirates reaches for the Red Planet

<b>The oil industry is no longer enough for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Gulf state says it is diversifying its economy, by reaching for the stars - and Mars.</b><p>Its government has declared that a fully-fledged space sector is now "a primary national objective". It sits neatly alongside its past …

Memory alloy bounces back into shape 10 million times

<b>Engineers have produced an alloy that springs back into shape even after it is bent more than 10 million times.</b><p>"Memory shape alloys" like this have many potential uses, but present incarnations are prone to wearing out.<p>The new material - made from nickel, titanium and copper - shatters previous …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Meet the doctor who is convinced he will live to 150

Medical advancements mean that life expectancy is now far greater than we believe, an ageing expert has claimed<p>An anti-ageing expert is convinced he will live until he is 150 and claims healthy Brits will live far longer than they expect.<p>Dr Alex Zhavoronkov, director of the UK-based Biogerontology …

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

Climate change: Paris 'last chance' for action

<b>Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.</b><p>The key element is the goal to limit global warming to below 2C by moving to zero carbon emissions by 2050.<p>The UN meeting in December is "the last chance" to avert dangerous climate …

Google is making a giant change this week that could crush millions of small businesses

The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites (ones with large text, easy-to-click links, and that resize to fit whatever screen they're viewed on) and ranking them higher in search. Websites that aren't mobile-friendly will get demoted.<p>About 60% of online traffic now comes from mobile …