Alexandros Ignatiou

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The internet of things is in a bubble phase, says IBM internet of things exec

The idea of an internet-connected toaster is, for now, a stupid idea: the average person doesn’t care how many Pop Tarts they consume, and no one …

David Foster Wallace Tells Us About Freedom

This being Commencement Time, I'd like to share this gently dramatized version of David Foster Wallace's 2005 address to the graduates of Kenyon College, in which he makes the argument that when you are dog-tired, stuck in traffic, waiting in the supermarket line, when everything is flat, dull, …

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood: Did it Really Happen?

<i>“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great</i> …

Archaeology

Week in Photos: May 18, 2013

Lens<p>From the Soyuz capsule touching down in Kazakhstan to Texas tornadoes, see the week’s most striking images.<p>05.18.13 1:32 PM ET<p>NASA/CSA/EPA, via …

The Times and Troubles of the Scientific Method

'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

<b>More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.</b><p>New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.<p>But the scientists say that the losses …

Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

The otter: return of the elusive movie star

Naturalist<p>While we were screaming at Beatles, the swinging sixties were dark days for our otters.<p>At the depths of their decline in the 1970s, healthy populations could only be found in Scottish strongholds beyond the reach of harmful pesticides.<p>Even before their dramatic population problem, the …

The Plight of the Honeybee

Billions of dollars—and a way of life—ride on saving pollinators.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Bees are back in the news this spring, if not back in fields pollinating this summer's crops. The European Union (EU) has announced that it will ban, for two years,</b> …

Scientists find link between bipolar disorder and flu in pregnancy

Scientists have found a link between children who go on to suffer from bipolar disorder and mothers who have the flu while pregnant.<p>If the findings from the research, which suggests children are four times more likely to develop the disorder if their mothers suffer from the flu during their …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

In 2018, there are 13 full moons and 12 new moons, but only 5 eclipses – 2 lunar and 3 solar.<p>A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, sun and moon …

School obesity rate shifts pregnancy risk

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> As the prevalence of obesity rises in a high school, so does the risk of an obese female student bearing a child, according to new …

Penn State

Traces of water in moon came from Earth, study finds

Traces of water inside the moon were inherited from ancient Earth, according to a fresh analysis of lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts.<p>The …

Reuters Science News on Twitter: "Gallery: Stunning views from the International Space Station http://t.co/8sAszvRuDj http://t.co/bgAG92Dx9I"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>ReutersScience</b><p>“@<b>ReutersScience</b>: Gallery: Stunning views from the International Space Station …

Dear Schools: Stop Treating Science-Curious Kids Like Criminals

We shouldn't punish students who are trying to understand how their world works.<p>On April 22, Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old public school student in Bartow, Florida did what any kid with an ounce of curiosity does: She performed an experiment. Like many acts of science, however, it didn't go as …

Stephen Hawking accused of hypocrisy over Israel conference boycott

Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott an Israeli conference in protest at the state's 46-year occupation of Palestine was derided as hypocritical by …

Smartphone Game Tests Your Baggage-Screening Skills for Science

In some professions, being able to spot a rare item in a cluttered image can make the difference between life and death. If an airport baggage …

How science works: follow the money

You might have read Naomi Klein on green investment in fossil fuels last week. She points a finger at NGOs who aren't checking whether their …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

NASA astrophysicists seek ideas for the next 30 years

Why plan for 10 years out when you can plan for 30? One NASA advisory group is going for the long haul: between now and December it intends to draw …

New analysis suggests wind, not water, formed mound on Mars

Mount Sharp on Mars is close in size to Alaska’s Mt. McKinley. New research suggests it likely emerged as strong winds carried dust and sand into the …

Music Monday Comes to Space

High blood sugar may raise Alzheimer’s risk

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> Elevated blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in people without diabetes.<p>…

Diabetes

Science Confirms The Obvious: Fast Food Is Pretty Bad For You

Over the past 14 years, fast food has gone from "awful, health-wise" to "awful, health-wise."<p>A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine takes a look at a host of popular American fast-food establishments to see if they've improved, nutritionally, in the past decade and a half. They …

Google's Deep Learning project and the search for a brain-like computer

Stanford Professor Andrew Ng is bringing back the idea of an artificial intelligence that can think like a person. With Google's Deep Learning project, he's creating machines that take a multi-layered approach to information, building up knowledge and figuring out concepts by passing data between …

6 Surprising Blood-Drinking Animals

It’s the calories, not flavor, you’re craving

<b>YALE (US) —</b> Overeating often has little to do with how much we like a particular food. It’s the calories that keep us coming back for more, research …

Nutrition