James Phelan

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How Microsoft's Surprisingly Strong Xbox One Video Game Lineup Gives Them An Early Edge

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is out.<p>The long-time CEO leaves in his wake a company still struggling to adapt to a new era of hyper-connectivity, tablets, free software, and app-stores, but he also leaves the Xbox division with a surprisingly strong hand, despite the sudden departure of its former …

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

Sealed coffin found near Richard III grave site in Leicester

Another body has been recovered from the Leicester car park where the remains of Richard III were discovered last year – but while a king of England …

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

An ancient underwater forest in the Gulf of Mexico

“You feel like you are in some sort of fairy world, with these huge stumps covered in anemones and crabs, and swarms of fish swimming all around …

Seafloor

GCSE results 'influenced by children's genes, not teaching'

Children’s exam results are largely a product of their genes and not standards of teaching in schools, according to a new study that could have a major bearing on future education policy.<p>Research shows that inherited intelligence may account for almost 60 per cent of teenagers’ scores in GCSEs …

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk battle for NASA's space shuttle launchpad

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are two of the most important people in the private spaceflight field, and now it looks like they'll be going head-to-head over some valuable real estate. According to CNBC, the heads of private space firms Blue Origin and SpaceX are set to …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

Scientists Say Gold Comes From Colliding Dead Stars

Scientists say all the gold on Earth and throughout the universe is the result of colliding dead stars. Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian …

Ancient snowfall likely carved Martian valleys

Researchers at Brown University have shown that some Martian valleys appear to have been caused by runoff from orographic precipitation.<p>Valley …

Inside Boeing's New Commercial Space Capsule

Boeing unveils interior design of its new spacecraft.<p>From the outside, Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft model resembles a high-tech gumdrop. On the inside, it's a spacious, LED-glowing dream. The new commercial vehicle is designed to transport NASA astronauts to and from low Earth orbit. Boeing recently …

Dolphins parallel human communication with use of distinct names

Dolphins are known to use complex, human-like communication, and new research has pushed our understanding of that even further with the finding that some can even respond to individual names. Biologists at the University of St Andrews found that bottlenose dolphins create "signature whistles" for …

Creatures Lived On Land 2.2 Billion Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.<p>Researchers at the University of Oregon have recently unearthed fossils in South Africa that present evidence of life on land 2.2 billion years ago—four times older than …

Waiting for Comet ISON

When it returned to our sky in late August, Comet ISON wasn’t as bright as many hoped it would be. Does that mean we will or won’t see the comet?<p>Here …

Astronomy