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Solar eclipse 1999 - in pictures

Ahead of the forthcoming solar eclipse visible in the far north of Scotland, we look back at the total solar eclipse on 11 August 1999, one of the most widely viewed in history

Solar Eclipse

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Wins MWC For Samsung, Xperia Not For Sale, Nokia's Android Smartphone

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC, The HTC One M9, Sony’s Xperia Tablet and ‘Not For Sale’ sign, Nokia’s Android smartphone shows up online, …

Phones

Why The Apple Watch Could Succeed (Even If It Fails)

Wearable tech is not about which watch wins the battle for users’ wrists. It’s about who has the best platform.<p>Two important, distinct watches bookended my youth. In one corner: the Texas Instruments LED watch, the first digital watch of its kind. In the other: Swatch, the Swiss watch brand that …

Wearable Tech

5 Of The Coldest Places On Earth

The good news: We made it to March! The bad news: It's still cold. The silver lining: These five places around the world are way colder than wherever you are right now.<p><b>Nuuk, Greenland</b><p>The adorably colorful capital city of Greenland might not make it out of the single digits this week.<p><b>Yakutsk, …

Antarctica

Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really – you …

Apple Watch release signals firm’s transformation into luxury brand

Burberry chief Angela Ahrendts and designer Sir Jonathan Ive are steering Apple into new territory, where Chinese consumers could be key<p>For many Apple watchers, Monday’s launch of its new watch is a significant step in the effort to turn the company into a technology-based luxury brand.<p>The strategy …

Apple Watch

Inside Oxford's Museum of Natural History

Today’s “Museum Monday” video tags along with several employees at the University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History, and provides us with a glimpse of the many, varied, roles of a Natural History Museum within its local and scientific communities.<p>Dinosaurs are really amazing, but natural …

Paleontology

Researchers Sitting On 'Largest Known Database Of Twitter User Locations'

Researchers have been trying various techniques to determine Twitter user’s location even where they don’t purposefully give it away. In one of the more intriguing papers that has gone under the radar until this week, researchers claimed they could “geolocate the overwhelming majority of active …

Computer Science

Dawn spacecraft starts to orbit Ceres in mission to photograph dwarf planet

Probe that took off in 2007 will spend next 16 months studying Ceres’ surface in the hope it will solve the mystery of bright spots that has intrigued scientists<p>The Dawn spacecraft has started orbiting Ceres, the largest-known body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, taking “close-up” …

Astronomy

Murmuration over Utrecht

Today’s “Caturday” video features a large flock of starlings -- a murmuration -- performing their spectacular aerial ballet in the sky over Utrecht, Netherlands. This is likely one of the last such performances until November, so catch it while you can!<p>Large flocks of birds flying in a tight group …

Birds

Michele Ferrero, Italy's Richest Man And The Maker Of Nutella, Passed Away On Saturday

Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest man, passed away Saturday at his home in Monte Carlo on Saturday, according to <i>Reuters</i>. Ferrero, whose fortune we last estimated at $23.4 billion, had retired from day to day operations at Ferrero, the world’s fourth largest confectionary company, and had been …

Italy

The World's Most Sophisticated Malware Ever Infects Hard Drive Firmware

High-tech "Equation group" is likely connected to NSA<p>There's a new malware king on the block. Security researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a sophisticated suite of software packages that stem from what it calls the "Equation" group, a single cluster of unidentified hackers …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Art

Alzheimer's researchers find molecule that delays onset of disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain<p>The onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by a molecule that occurs naturally in humans, research suggests.<p>The study in mice showed that the “housekeeping” …

Dementia