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

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Biodiversity

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 …

Ecology

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 …

Space

WOSCON 2015 - Cosplay Music Video

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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 …

Environmental Health

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 …

Biodiversity

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 …

Anthropology

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 …

Abu Dhabi

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 …

Shooting Sports

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 …

Cancer

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 …

Health

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 …

World History

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 …

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 …

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