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Why brighter stars at this time of year?

No matter where you are on Earth on December, January and February evenings, you’re looking toward bright stars in our local spiral arm.<p>As seen …

Malala Yousafzai accepts Nobel peace prize with attack on arms spending

The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has used her Nobel peace prize acceptance speech to launch a searing attack on “strong” governments that have the resources to begin wars but not to enable universal education.<p>During a powerful speech at the Nobel peace prize ceremony in Oslo, she …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Spacewatch: The hunt for Philae

The landing of Philae on the nucleus of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko did not go to plan, but it returned a bonanza of valuable data before the loss of its battery power sent it into hibernation.<p>Its controllers remain ecstatic about its success, and even expect that we will hear more from it next …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Randy Schekman: first, a breakthrough in cell research. Now for one in publishing

There is a knock at the door early on in my interview with Nobel prize-winning cell biologist Randy Schekman at his office at the University of California, Berkeley, overlooking San Francisco Bay. The 2014 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine was announced in the early hours, California time, and …

Here Are Some New Details On The Sequel To The Hottest Android Phone Of The Year

The company's global director Carl Pei confirmed as much in a thread on Reddit in September, but now we've learned a few small details about the phone, rumored to be called the OnePlus 2.<p>A source familiar with the situation told Business Insider the following about OnePlus' next phone:<p><b>It will</b> …

Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.<p>Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Powerful New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

You've never seen cells up-close quite like this.<p>Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the activity of living cells, molecules, and embryos in 3D and in real-time. Just check out the video above that shows a HeLa cell dividing, and prepare for your mind …

The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)

Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, …

Meet the finest chamber orchestra on earth

Richard Tognetti, chief of Australian Chamber Orchestra, talks to John Allison about acclaim, endless travel and working with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood<p>The Australian Chamber Orchestra is used to being labelled with well-deserved superlatives – often finding itself described as the finest chamber …

Stella, the world’s first solar-powered family car, just conquered California’s Highway 1

When you have a world with as many resources as we do, and as many creative thinkers as we do, you’re bound to have some wacky combinations.<p>Over the …

Clean Energy

Ello, Ello? New ‘No Ads’ Social Network Ello Is Blowing Up Right Now

In March a new social network launched promising the opposite business model to Facebook, i.e. not selling ads based on user data and instead relying on, perhaps, paid premium features to keep going. Ello then sunk without a trace until, in the last 24-48 hours or so, activity on the site …

Everything You Need to Know About Social Network Ello

You’ve probably seen it pop up in your Facebook feed. Or maybe someone on Twitter linked to their account. The entire internet is alive with talk of Ello, the anti-Facebook social network.<p>An anti-Facebook sounds pretty cool right? But what exactly does that mean? And is it worth your time and …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

India reaches Red Planet, but at home red tape binds space firms | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India celebrated becoming the first Asian nation to reach Mars, S.M. Vaidya, head of business at conglomerate Godrej’s aerospace division that made the spacecraft’s engine and thruster components, sounded surprisingly downbeat.<p>Students pose in a group with banners featuring …

Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

A puzzlement.<p>Why, I wonder, are both these things true? There is an animal, a wee little thing, the size of a poppy seed, that lives in lakes and rivers and eats whatever flows through it; it's called a gastrotrich<b>.</b> It has an extremely short life.<p><b>Hello, Goodbye, I'm Dead</b><p>It hatches. Three days …

Computer recreates powerful solar flares - Futurity

Physicists have used computers to model solar flares and hope the work will lead to better ways to predict dangerous explosions.

Obama vastly expands Pacific reserve

US President Barack Obama has vastly increased marine protection in the Pacific by declaring 1 million square kilometres of ocean part of a giant …

3,600 crystals in wearable 'skin' monitor health 24/7 - Futurity

A new wearable medical device that uses up to 3,600 liquid crystals can be placed directly on the skin for around-the-clock health monitoring.

This Palm-Sized Laser Could Make Self-Driving Cars Way Cheaper

We don’t know how much self-driving cars will cost when they finally hit the market, but our best guess is, a lot. The technology needed to take the …

Water on Earth Is a Million Years Older Than the Sun

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's

ROCHESTER N.Y. (Reuters) - Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.<p>A cloaking device using four lenses developed by University of Rochester physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi is demonstrated in Rochester, New York in this September …

Samsung Gear Blink/Glass said to be arriving March 2015

Samsung might yet be widening the divide with Google, wedging Tizen right in the middle. Although the rumored “Gear Glass”, now referred to as “Gear …

World's First 3D-Printed Car Built Live at IMTS

Printable fuel still a ways off..<p>US automaker Local Motors is attempting to make history by building the world's first 3D-printed car at this year's …