Ian Trout

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Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

Analysis of human remains may take years to sort out who was buried in massive Greek tomb.<p>Media reports and the blogosphere are fueling speculation that the remains of a woman found in a massive tomb in northern Greece may belong to Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias, who was executed when she …

Google Fiber set to launch in four more US cities

Google is set to announce the expansion of its Google Fiber internet service to four new cities, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, with the details of the new rollout coming in the next few days. According to the publication's sources, the company will start to offer the one-gigabit broadband network …

Why wormholes (probably) don’t exist

The test rig for the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at Fermilab. I picked this image today because it kinda sorta looks like the wormhole-making machine …

'Faster-Than-Light' Illusion Could Help Unveil Cosmic Secrets

An experiment that creates the illusion of an object traveling faster than the speed of light could be a real-world tool for studying the cosmos, …

3 (and a Half) Uses for Content Aware in Adobe Photoshop

Since <b>Adobe Photoshop CS5</b>, we’ve had a tool called <b>Content-Aware</b>. It’s been described as magical and a life-saver but what exactly is it and how can we …

Tutorials

Blink-182’s Hoppus, Barker Blast ‘Ungrateful, Disingenuous’ Tom DeLonge

Earlier today, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker released a statement noting that founding member Tom DeLonge had “indefinitely” left …

Music

Nest to replace old Dropcams for free before they go dark April 15

One downside of having products that require cloud services in order to work is that the physical objects can suddenly become obsolete.<p>Over the …

Home Automation

Top Parenting Myths Debunked for New Moms and Dads

Being a new parent means that you are often bombarded with advice and suggestions about raising a child. Family, friends and even strangers will no …

Why There's No Winner in the Net Neutrality Debate

President Obama's plan for net neutrality has winners and losers. Here are both sides of the argument.<p>One thing's becoming increasingly clear in the net neutrality debate: No proposal is going to make everyone happy.<p>And that was particularly apparent following President Obama's statement Monday, …

Net Neutrality

Comcast agrees with Obama on net neutrality, except for the legal bit

You have to admire the chutzpah: a day after President Obama jolted the telecom industry with a bold announcement on net neutrality, Comcast declared …