Joel Porcaro

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Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Why It Is Impossible to Pinpoint the 1,000th Exoplanet

Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech<p>The list of known exoplanets is growing so long, so fast, that it is becoming difficult to properly appreciate the new …

COMPUTER SCIENCE HELP | C Programming | C++ Programming | Java | Software Architecture

I want this task to be done in 3 hours from now.<p>I want every question to be answered in 2 pages each<p>There are 4 questions this means 2*4 = 8 pages<p>All …

Computer Science Education Week

Education

Should 3-Year-Olds Learn Computer Programming?

Can 3-year-olds learn enough computer programming to be able to build their own games or animate a story? That's the theory behind Scratch Jr, an MIT …

Raspberry Pi device will 'reboot computing in schools'

Eben Upton was an academic working in computer science at Cambridge University when, five years ago, he began to notice a disturbing trait among the applicants he was interviewing for degree course places. "None of them seemed to know enough about what a computer really was or how it worked," he …

Redefining the Introduction to Computer Science

I’m incredibly excited to take this opportunity to announce a new project that I’ve been leading here at Khan Academy: Khan Academy Computer …

Learn to Code with Harvard’s Intro to Computer Science Course And Other Free Tech Classes

I’ll confess, when it comes to computers, I’m pretty much strictly a user. And these days, with the potential freedom and creatively afforded by open …

Coursera, edX Offer Free Online Courses As Cloud Computing Learning Options Proliferate

The value and variety of online cloud computing programs being offered by leading colleges and universities is proliferating.<p>Focusing on the learning needs of IT professionals who need to apply cloud technologies to solve complex business problems, many of these programs and courses sell out before …

10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads

4 min read<p>Help yourself find top-notch tech talent by looking in the right places.<p>A new analysis by consumer-advocacy website NerdWallet ranks the best metro areas in the U.S. for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college graduates. Using data from Washington, D.C.-based think …

College & University

9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

Design critiques can be painful, long, and unfocused. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the most common pitfalls.<p>Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup.<p><i>First developer: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next release.”</i><p><b>Second developer</b>: “Have some …

UX Design

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

How All Star Code Is Getting More Young, Black Males Into Tech

There aren’t enough young, black males in tech. All Star Code is trying to fix that through an intensive summer camp that preps black high school students for high-growth tech jobs.<p>It’s early on a Saturday morning, and the brand-new Spotify headquarters in New York’s Flatiron District are bustling …

Tech Industry

Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By (Presented by NASA's Mission Juno)

Comment of the Day --1st Evidence Ever of a Comet Striking Earth

"The threat of comets and asteroids hitting our planet now is very real, and yet we continue to waste our time letting the dregs of our civilization …

The Godfather of Apple Design Spots 4 Looming Tech Trends

Before there was Jony Ive, there was Hartmut Esslinger. The founder of the influential design consultancy Frog started working with Apple in 1982, …

The 10 Hottest Fields of Science Research | WIRED

Scientific research is a large and sprawling endeavor, with thousands of laboratories around the world studying their own ultra-specialized piece of …

Zuckerberg Explains Facebook's Plan to Get Entire Planet Online

Mark Zuckerberg wants to get everyone on Earth connected to the internet.<p>Last week, in an effort to reach this lofty goal, the Facebook CEO announced …