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ECB: 25 banks not strong enough to withstand another crisis

Twenty-five of 130 European banks have failed the ECB and EBA's financial healthcheck - but all British banks pass<p>Dozens of European banks have failed a healthcheck set by regulators to test lenders' ability to withstand another major financial crisis.<p>A total of 25 lenders failed the European …

Batteries Are Evolving: Three Batteries That Demonstrate Product Range

Backup batteries are big. At least most of them. The team at Go Design Group thought the world needed a smaller battery so they kicked out an idea into the world, the idea of a backup battery that would fit in a wallet.<p>The resulting product almost fits that specification, depending on your wallet …

Gear & Gadgets

The rise of data and the death of politics

On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair, …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Cycling

Dino, heal thyself: Giant beast had power to shrug off bone trauma

A giant carnivorous dinosaur apparently possessed an enormous power to heal its broken bones, thanks to new findings revealed by powerful X-rays, researchers say.<p>The new findings suggest this ancient predator could shrug off massive trauma, revealing the dinosaur healed well like reptiles do than …

New Zealand Archives – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

By Nellie Huang| 2018-01-03T16:19:50+00:00 July 18th, 2016|<p>Best Treks in the World The best treks in the world are no walks in the park, but they're …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

How Big Is Westeros? We Mapped 'Game of Thrones' Seven Kingdoms

Since HBO’s hit fantasy series <i>Game of Thrones</i> burst onto TV screens three years ago, the now-iconic opening credits sequence has engraved geography of Westeros into the minds of millions of fans across the world. Any <i>Game of Thrones</i> enthusiast worth their weight in Valyrian steel knows the Greyjoys …

Google Maps is overrun with Pokémon for April Fools', and you can catch 'em all

Google has been experimenting with augmented reality for a few years now, but never in such an ambitious way as it's announcing today... sort of. For April Fools' Day this year, Google has created a video advertising an augmented reality Pokémon game loosely tied into Google Maps. In Google's …

SAP finance chief says could look at big acquisitions again - report | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP could start looking at large acquisition targets again, particularly among cloud computing firms, its finance chief was quoted as saying by weekly Euro am Sonntag.<p>Financial Officer of German software group SAP Werner Brandt attends the …

Soak the rich? Like Hollande, Miliband will destroy the economy

If Ed Miliband gets the chance to implement his anti-business, soak-the-rich, bric-a-brac of government interventions, it will be utterly disastrous for the economy<p>Never mind the economy, winning the election comes first. This seems to be the political strategy behind the populist series of …

Income Tax

How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

For all their virtual accomplishments, gamers aren't feted for their real-world usefulness. But that perception might be about to change, thanks to a new wave of games that let players with little or no scientific knowledge tackle some of science's biggest problems. And gamers are already proving …

Funny, I Don’t Feel All That Fatigued With Twitter

In a recent piece in The New York Times, Jenna Wortham says she’s becoming fatigued with Twitter. Basically, she uses all the Twitter discussion around Justin Bieber’s arrest as a springboard for a broader argument about how the service has become less about finding useful, relevant information and …

Hidden universe of fish biofluorescence revealed

Scientists discover hidden biofluorescent universe on coral reefs with the use of cameras equipped with special light filters.<p>Among vibrantly colored …

Fish

What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Each year a forum for the world's most brilliant minds asks one question. This year's drew responses from such names as Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan and Alan Alda. Here, edge.org founder John Brockman explains how the question came into being and we pick some of the best responses<p>Edge.org was …

Planning For A Future Of Robot Ships

The technology is getting there, but the law is the real obstacle.<p>When it comes to shipping, humans crews are inconvenient. They need places to sleep and to take care care of bodily functions, they probably require food and a place to prepare that food, and they can only work so many hours a day. …

European Union

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists found.<p>The task gives …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

The apps to look out for in 2014

From digital health apps to ephemeral messaging, 2014 looks like an exciting year for mobile apps, says Frederic Lardieg<p>2013 was a bumper time for mobile apps. It was the year we saw a 17 year-old school boy sell his news summarising app to Yahoo! for £19 million, while conversely Snapchat, which …

Ride service Uber, brash darling of Silicon Valley, stalks new markets | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick knows the value of a good controversy.<p>An Uber app is seen on an iPhone in Beverly Hills, California, December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>After his upstart company, which lets people summon rides at the touch of a smartphone button, …

Goldfish death among flimsiest excuses for sending late tax returns

HM Revenue and Customs compiles list of oddest excuses for sending late tax returns and incurring £100 fine<p>The taxman has compiled a list of the most "bizarre and flimsy" excuses for sending in a late tax return, including a builder who was mourning the death of his pet goldfish and a trader who …

While most people will be reaching for an aspirin to help alleviate their New Year hangover, it appears that the ubiquitous medicine has many other surprising uses. This includes being able to give your flat car battery an emergency boost, keeping flowers fresh and cleaning stains off your clothes. Watch the video for more: http://fw.to/eR1oaEL

Sherlock Holmes is the archetypal scientist – brilliant but slightly scary

More than 75 different actors have taken him on, making him the most portrayed character on film and television ever. Ian McKellen will be the latest to add his name to the roster, playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes in a film set in 1947. The BBC's Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is back …

10 Famous People Killed By Bad Medicine

In the past, medicine was not so much a science as a cross between amateur alchemy and compensated sadism. And the worst quackery wasn't just …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles and, therefore, the smallest scales of nature. Of these scales, the …

Le Chatelier's principle

<b>Le Chatelier's principle</b> (pronounced /lə ˈʃɑːtəlieɪ/), also called <b>Chatelier's principle</b> or "The Equilibrium Law", can be used to predict the effect …

How to Tour the World’s Greatest Science Labs

Need a break from mountains, wine and cheese? The CERN lab near Geneva, like many other research facilities, offers tours of the premises. Photo …