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9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. But that can be most difficult when large-scale, complex technical projects with multiple teams or stakeholders involved are underway. That’s why I asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the …

Project Management

ISS photobombed the sun this week

Spaceships and sunspots! Two great photos of ISS transiting the sun on June 30.<p>Thank you both, Maximilian Teodorescu and John Stetson, for these …

Richard Dawkins: 'I am a secular Christian'

The prominent scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins admits his nostalgia for religion at the Hay Festival 2014<p>Richard Dawkins, the prominent atheist and scientist, has admitted that he is a “secular Christian” because he hankers after the nostalgia and traditions of the church.<p>Speaking at the Hay …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

Nanotech

Beautiful Skull Spurs Debate on Human History

A 1.8-million-year-old skull blends features of a number of early human species.<p><b>A newly discovered skull, some 1.8 million years old, has rekindled debate over the identity of humanity's ancient ancestors. Uncovered at the Dmanisi site in the Caucasus in Georgia, "Skull 5" represents the most</b> …

When you bend the world's thinnest glass, this happens - Futurity

Researchers used an electron microscope to bend, deform, and melt a one-molecule-thick glass. These are …

New, Incurable Botulinum Strain Has Top Secret DNA

This is the first time scientists have kept a DNA sequence secret because of terrorism concerns.<p>It's one of the most toxic substances known to science. You would die from inhaling 13/1,000,000,000 of a gram of it. And some folks inject small amounts of it in their faces to get rid of their …

Microbiology

Human Brain Project: Henry Markram plans to spend €1bn building a perfect model of the human brain

Henry Markram tells how his son's autism fired his ambition to unlock the secrets of consciousness by using 'big data' to trace the electronic signals that zing between neurons<p>In a spartan office looking across Lake Geneva to the French Alps, Henry Markram is searching for a suitably big metaphor …

Blood-sucking mosquito's final meal preserved in 46-million-year-old fossil

Blood-sucking insects may be the bane of your summer picnics, but they've been around for far, far longer: according to new research, mosquitoes that feed on blood have been around for at least 46 million years. Researchers led from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History made the …

Mother Nature talks nanotech: data storage breakthrough

Nanotechnology promises 1,000 terabytes of storage on a disc the size of a CD<p><b>Scientist: A team at the University of Southampton has been using nanotechnology to create</b> <b>an amazing new form of data storage (pdf)</b><b>. Data is written into silica glass with an ultrafast laser, creating layers of nano-sized</b> …

The moral life of babies

Research with very young babies suggests that the roots of compassion, empathy and moral reasoning might be in place from birth.<p>If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been …

Big Pic: A Jumping Spider's Crazy, Hairy Legs

A little gross, and totally amazing.<p>The ground-dwelling jumping spider is a fearsome beast. It can scale vertical surfaces with ease and spring 25 times its body length to nab prey. Its legs are the eight crucial tools responsible for the pounce, but until recently, the evolutionary origin of some …

Check This Out: A 3-D Printer Made From E-Waste

West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou made a $100 3-D printer from leftover parts scavenged from old scanners, computers and printers.<p>The circle of electronic life: useless printer scraps become a way to print scraps of other things! Resourceful 33-year-old inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou, of the …

E-waste

Time-Lapse | Earth

I've watched this video several dozen times now and it takes my breath away, <i>every single time</i>. It's a compilation of video shot by the astronauts from the International Space Station whilst orbiting Earth, and it's set to music. There's no message, no science, that I wish to describe: instead, I …

Planet With No Sun Discovered Floating Through Space

A planet with no sun was spotted by astronomers, according to astronomers in Hawaii this week. The sun-less planet is reportedly six times the size …

Astronomy

Chemical 'program' controls synthetic DNA - Futurity

Soon chemists could use a structured set of instructions—like using Python or Java—to “program” how …

DNA

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check<p>• Plus: five rules you should remember • What pop music can teach you about building sentences • A few …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

FYI: Does The Komodo Dragon Really Kill With A Bacteria-Filled Bite?

Surprising facts about the world's largest lizard.<p>Based on a single observational study from the 1970s, published in 1981 by biologist Walter Auffenberg, we've long assumed that Komodo dragons cause fatal infections in their prey by gifting prey with scary bacteria that lives in the mouths of the …

Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don't Exist at the Same Time

Now they're just messing with us. Physicists have long known that quantum mechanics allows for a subtle connection between quantum particles called …

View from space: Iran earthquake on April 16

A satellite view of the area of the April 16, 2013 earthquake in Iran.<p>A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck a border area of southeast Iran yesterday …

Earth Science

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

We Could Eat Trees: Scientists Turn Inedible Plant Cellulose Into Starchy Snack

Turning plant byproducts into digestible carbs could feed more people.<p>Someday, it will be be summer again and it will be time for fresh sweet corn. In the future, you might be able to eat the whole thing, cob and all.<p>This weird possibility is courtesy of some scientists at Virginia Tech, who have …

Super-powered battery breakthrough claimed by US team

<b>A new type of battery has been developed that, its creators say, could revolutionise the way we power consumer electronics and vehicles.</b><p>The University of Illinois team says its use of 3D-electrodes allows it to build "microbatteries" that are many times smaller than commercially available options, …

Clean Energy

'Could you patent the sun?' Inside the Supreme Court case on patenting DNA

You can't patent a 'product of nature,' but that may not stop the biotech industry<p>This week, the Supreme Court held arguments in an unusual case: whether a company named Myriad can patent a piece of DNA. The company says it spent $500 million and 17 years studying a pair of genes called BRCA1 and …

Everything You Need To Know About Ricin, The Poison Mailed To President Obama

Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth, it's scarily easy to make, and somebody is mailing it to the President and at least one U.S. senator. What it is, how it works, and more, inside.<p>Yesterday, an envelope addressed to Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, was found to …

Researchers Develop Two-Thumb KALQ Keyboard for Touchscreen Devices

Researchers say that normal users using a QWERTY on a touch-screen device are limited to typing at a slow rate of about 20 words per minute. …