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First ever web page put back online by Cern

The world's first web page has been put back online as part of a Cern project to preserve the World Wide Web's heritage. "The World Wide Web [aims] …

Microbiologist finds five types of unidentified funghi in Capri Sun

Fans of the delicious and nutritious German drink brand Capri Sun, look away now. A microbiologist has found that the price we pay for …

Why we often view digital culture through insect metaphors

<i>Humanity has often looked to the insect world for its technological metaphors, and now for digital inspiration</i><p>Swarms. Hive minds. The web*.<p>It can be …

On the exponential curve: inside Singularity University

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Glowing trees could pave the way for solving world problems with biology

"I'm walking today in Tel Aviv along a boulevard, and there are huge trees around me, and I'm thinking how beautiful it would be at night if they …

Study: Pear-shaped particle physics reveals matter/antimatter asymmetry

Fat-bottomed nucleii could help reveal what makes the world go round -- or, more accurately, help explain the inequality between matter and …

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

Disease

'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 …

Climate Change

Some words descended largely unchanged since end of last ice age

Seven major language families might all descend from an ancient language superfamily. Some words from that early language might be recognizable today.<p>…