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Dogs and humans use similar parts of brain to listen

The study, which compared fMRI brain scans of dogs and humans, showed that dogs respond most to sounds from other dogs, and humans to the voices of …

Pets

Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

Metal rod impales builder’s body after piercing through his bottom in eastern China

Spare a thought for this builder who fell from a 2m high scaffolding platform only to land bottom-first on a metal bar which proceeded to go right …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Tech and Science

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Science

Apple sued over faulty power button on iPhone 4

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>A Florida woman is seeking more than $5 million from Apple(s aapl) on behalf of thousands of iPhone owners who allegedly …

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now two and a half years old, and not only was it replaced by the Korean firm's 2014 flagship offering, the Galaxy S5, but …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

Angelina Jolie has done something extraordinary In publicly discussing her double mastectomy, the actor has challenged the celebrity industry to rethink its bizarre values – and she has done all women a huge service, argues Hadley Freeman for Comment is free http://gu.com/p/3fztp Photograph: AP

Cornstarch Replaces Cyanide In Clean New Gold Extraction Method

Scientists accidentally discover a new way to isolate gold that is much safer than existing processes, which use toxic cyanide.<p>Gold, precious forever but especially lately, is a tricky metal. Bound up in consumer electronics, jewelry and the ores that it comes from, gold is difficult to extract, …

Brain’s big frontal lobe not what makes humans smarter, says study

The study suggests that supposedly more ‘primitive’ areas, such as the cerebellum, were equally important in the expansion of the human brain.<p>Human …

Humanity

Freaky Carnivorous Flower Has Super-Efficient Genome

Plant genetics are so weird.<p>The humped bladderwort is a flower that's as strange as its name. It grows in mats in shallow water, it doesn't have true roots, and it bears small, inflated, hair-triggered bladders that it keeps underwater. Any time a tiny swimming animal brushes past one of these …

Astronaut Kevin Ford Shares his ISS Experience

Brain scan study to understand workings of teenage mind

Teenagers frequently complain that they're misunderstood - but now a major new study could change all that.<p>British scientists are scanning the brains of 300 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to try and understand how the brain is rewired as teenage years give way to maturity.<p>Science …

The Brain

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stills, character portraits, new trailer, and Rage?

Having just announced this past weekend that its placed a full season order for <b>Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b>, ABC is wasting little time in …

Richard Feynman: Life, the universe and everything

Flowers, music, strip clubs...Richard Feynman's scientific curiosity knew no bounds. Christopher Riley pays tribute to an eccentric genius<p>In these days of frivolous entertainments and frayed attention spans, the people who become famous are not necessarily the brightest stars. One of the biggest …

Richard Feynman

Sony: "Unlike PS3, we are not planning a major loss to be incurred with the launch of PS4"

It sounds like PlayStation 4 has been and will be a more profitable piece of hardware for Sony than PlayStation 3.<p>"Unlike PS3, we are not planning a …

Harry Hill Movie To Start Shooting

Those distant cheers and strange scraping sounds you can hear are Harry Hill's army of fans celebrating news that the big-shoed bad boy is coming to …

Road Trips

Google visualizes massive changes to the face of the Earth with a new timelapse project. Awesome. http://tcrn.ch/12itfO0

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …