Andrea Shortal

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Koalas Hug Trees in Hot Weather

Natalie Briscoe, a member of a University of Melbourne team studying the effects of climate change on Australian animals, was investigating how koalas regulate their body temperatures when she noticed an interesting seasonal shift in behavior.<p>During cool winters, koalas stuck close to palatable …

Exoskeleton to Open World Cup

Next week, hundreds of millions of viewers will tune in to watch the first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, between Brazil and Croatia, in Sao Paulo. But before the Selecao begin their decimation of the Croats, viewers may witness the first public demonstration of a major breakthrough in …

Share a pet, save the planet?

Thinking about getting a dog? Do you really need one of your own, or could you possibly share?<p>It’s increasingly fashionable to hold up cats and dogs as furry little demons stoking the fires of the climate apocalypse. Although it appears that the carbon paw print of many dogs is larger than that of …

Fed's Beige Book points to pick-up in U.S. growth | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic growth strengthened throughout the country with a broad pick-up in manufacturing, “brisk growth” at some shipping ports and steady consumer spending, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.<p>The central bank’s Beige Book of anecdotal economic reports from around the …

First-Look Demo of New Health App in iOS 8; Plus Other Unannounced Features

Now that iOS 8 is in the hands of developers, we'll likely be getting a lot more detail. Apple was able to give only a very cursory overview during the keynote. <i>Macworld</i> has posted an article on 20 features that Apple didn't talk about during the keynote. Some of these are pretty cool, such as …

Apple Posts Video of WWDC Keynote on Apple Website, YouTube

Even if you had the opportunity to watch the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in Monday, you may be interested in watching selected segments again. You can now do that, as Apple has posted the video both on the Apple website and on their official YouTube channel.<p>The latter offers the video …

A Closer Look at 'Handoff' and Other New iOS 8/Yosemite 'Continuity' Features

During yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple launched several new "Continuity" features to improve the cross-platform integration of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. One of the new abilities designed to allow better transitions from iOS devices to Macs is Handoff, which allows users to start a task on one device …

Best WWDC Feature?

Everyone asks me right after (and often during) an Apple keynote "what was the best thing they announced?" Since this event was all about software, and there were so many new features announced, I had to ponder it all and let it sink in. And I thought, "What would my wife care about?"<p>My wife …

'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams reacts to leaked set photos

J.J. Abrams has taken to Twitter to comment on photos recently leaked from the set of his upcoming space epic, which otherwise has had its deflector …

Facebook Rolls Out One-Column Timeline Design to All Pages

Facebook today announced it has started rolling out the streamlined desktop look for Pages to everyone worldwide. All Pages should have access to the new design by the end of the week.<p>Admins accessing their Pages today will see a tour of the refreshed design, and after completing it, they can …