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Studying Shark Stress

<i>Dr. Lisa Naples</i> <i><br>John G. Shedd Aquarium</i><p>As Shark Week wraps up, let’s consider the vulnerable side of these ancient species. To many people, sharks seem to be the toughest animals in the ocean—but these top predators are prone to the same physical problem that many of us experience: stress.<p>It’s often …

ScienceCasts: The Strange Attraction of Hot Jupiters

Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes

Pets yawn more in response to owners' yawns than strangers', study says.<p><b>Dog owners who claim their pets know their feelings may be on to something: A new study shows that canines yawn more in response to their owners' yawns than they do to strangers' yawns.</b><p>That suggests dogs are "emotionally …

Killing time with lasers: new atomic clock could 'redefine the second'

A laser-based atomic clock may soon change the way we measure time. A team of physicists led by Jerome Lodewyck of the Paris Observatory has successfully demonstrated that their optical lattice clock is accurate to within one second every 300 million years, providing the precision needed for it to …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Students create smartphone-powered driverless car

A group of Australian students has developed an autonomous car driven by a smartphone. But don't expect to see it on the road just yet.<p>The driverless car is already on the road, and there's a lot to look forward to, especially as the technology is refined and improved.<p>A team of information and …

Autonomous Cars

More Nokia Lumia 1020 Hardware And Camera Details Surface Ahead Of Official Launch

In case you’re somehow immune to all of Nokia’s incessant teasing, the company’s going to unveil a shiny new smartphone on Thursday in hopes that a tremendous camera will endear the thing to the masses.<p>The folks at WPCentral got their collective hands on a new render of the forthcoming flagship — …

Hawk-Eye at Wimbledon: it's not as infallible as you think

Novak Djokovic losing his cool over a line call, late in the second set, may have been a pivotal point of Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon victory …

Despicable Me 2 is the star as The Lone Ranger heads for last-chance saloon

Despicable Me 2 delivered Universal's second smash of the summer after the heroics of Fast & Furious 6, while Disney's The Lone Ranger limped into …

Ford's Smart Brakes Light Up Dashboard Of Car Behind You

The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups.<p>Say you're taking a romantic, winding drive through the mountains. The car in front of you at some point might disappear around a corner. It might also encounter a family of adorable baby quail …

If You Think Apple Customers Are Loyal Now, Watch And See What's In Store

<i>Third in a series</i><p>People who use competing products just don’t get the loyalty of Apple users. “<i>What is so special about the iPhone? That Macbook Air? An iPad Mini?”</i> The product specs rarely seem extraordinary, yet customers love them. Even in Korea, Apple scores higher on customer satisfaction than …

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 …

Opportunity Rover's 10th Anniversary On Mars & Off-Planet Driving Record Celebrated (VIDEO)

On the 10th anniversary of its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars is also celebrating reaching the halfway point in its drive from one crater-rim segment to another.<p>The Opportunity rover, which is still going strong on the Red Planet long after its official mission was slated to end, is …

Princess Peach’s Mario Super Mario 64 castle would be worth almost $1 billion

If Princess Peach's luxurious castle from <i>Super Mario 64</i> actually existed, Natalie Grigson of real estate-focused blog Movoto estimates that it would be worth approximately $950,972,940.<p>The price is based off several factors, including the square feet and assumed location. Grigson estimates that the …

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray's victory could boost British tennis

<b>All too often sporting moments and achievements are given a misplaced historical significance. Not on Sunday.</b><p>Andy Murray made genuine history on Wimbledon's Centre Court by winning the men's singles in straight sets against Serb Novak Djokovic to become the first British male champion since Fred …

How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain

Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.<p>When you win a bet on a slot machine, the machine rewards you with a celebratory noise: that electronic string of notes saying, <i>You're a winner! Here is, like, 30 cents, probably.</i> If you <i>lose</i> the bet, there's usually not a noise.<p>But here's the twist: modern …