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Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

An early version of Windows 10, Microsoft's new operating system, has leaked onto the internet, and in the process revealed plans for a new Xbox app …

New Family Tree Illuminates 'Big Bang' in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur Extinction

Comprehensive look at bird genes shows power of DNA to answer a staggering array of scientific questions.<p>A massive genetics project has produced the most comprehensive bird family tree ever, an embarrassment of scientific riches for studying everything from how birds evolved so quickly after …

Combining The DNA Of 3 People Raises Ethical Questions

In a darkened lab in the north of England, a research associate is intensely focused on the microscope in front of her. She carefully maneuvers a long glass tube that she uses to manipulate early human embryos.<p>"It's like microsurgery," says Laura Irving of Newcastle University.<p>Irving is part of a …

Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

Nanotech

How Did That Spiderweb Cross The Road?

Short answer: It had help.<p>With spiders, the age-old question isn’t why they crossed the road but how. Naturalists long believed spiders would fasten a line to a plant and carry the other end away on foot. But in 1889, spider expert Henry Christopher McCook offered an alternative theory based on …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

Scientists Raise Doubts About Higgs Boson Discovery, Say It Could Be Another Particle

Was all the Higgs hoopla a bit premature?<p>In a new paper that has raised eyebrows around the world, an international team of scientists says there is no proof that the particle whose discovery was confirmed last year by physicists at CERN is the long-sought Higgs boson.<p>"The CERN data is generally …