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Quantum Entanglement Holds DNA Together, Say Physicists - MIT Technology Review

There was a time, not so long ago, when biologists swore black and blue that quantum mechanics could play no role in the hot, wet systems of …

Quantum Mechanics

Pope Francis calls for powers to be stripped from Vatican

Pope Francis says "excessive centralisation" complicates the Church, in his first "apostolic exhortation", but avoids controversial issues such as women priests and abortion<p><b>The Pope</b> has outlined his vision for the future of the Catholic Church, call for powers to be stripped from the <b>Vatican</b>, …

Australian family sets new world record with over half a million Christmas lights

An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.<p>Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy confirmed Monday that the Richards family of Canberra set the record for Christmas lights on a residential …

Afghanistan considers reintroduction of public stoning for adulterers

Proposal to bring back one of the most repugnant symbols of Taliban regime is in draft revision of country's penal code<p>Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both …

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations1, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly …

Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot 'wins' every time

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1025000/1025263_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522213075_fb1c96ea82d81b0137e38c835205b22a<p><b>A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can "win" the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time.</b><p>The Janken robot …

Robotics

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories …

Hybrid solar eclipse on November 3

Much of the world can see at least a partial solar eclipse on Sunday, November 3. From North America’s east coast, the eclipse will be in progress at …

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>Bitcoin: what you need to know<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise …

This Bird Can Stay in Flight for Six Months Straight

In 2011, Felix Liechti and his colleagues at the Swiss Ornithological Institute attached electronic tags that log movement to six alpine swifts. The …

Why Scientists Held Back Details On A Unique Botulinum Toxin

Scientists have discovered the first new form of botulinum toxin in over 40 years, but they're taking the unusual step of keeping key details about it secret.<p>That's because botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known. It causes botulism, and the newly identified form of it can't …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

Expert predicts future generations would see findings as historic turning point in fight against degenerative brain diseases<p>A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick …

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dragon Speaks in New The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Trailer

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:26 pm. 2:26 pm<p>If there were an Oscar for …

How to increase your iPhone’s battery life on iOS 7

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple added a ton of new and exciting features to your iPhone. However, in order to show off …

6.8-magnitude earthquake rocks Pakistan on September 28

In a region of Pakistan said to be “desperate” following Tuesday’s large earthquake, another earthquake struck earlier today.<p>The U.S. Geological …

iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

Users say the operating system's new parallax and zoom features are causing them to experience some motion sickness.<p>At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the …

iOS

Apple Maps leads drivers onto Alaska airport taxiway

Drivers using Apple Maps to get to the Fairbanks International Airport apparently followed directions that told them to turn onto a taxiway. The drivers then crossed a runway to get to the terminal.<p>According to Apple Maps, it's 3,550 miles from my house to the Fairbanks International Airport in …

Alaska

iOS 7 beats Android and Windows Phone for user experience - appPicker

Pfeiffer Consulting is a technology consultant firm that has released a study to see how users are finding iOS 7. The firm looked at user experience …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

BlackBerry Agrees to Sell Itself for a Measly $5 Billion

Failed smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself to Canadian financiers for less than $5 billion, ending one of the most spectacular …

Iran Plans To Send Persian Cat Into Space

What will be next? The bezoar ibex? Dugong? Golden jackal?<p>The IRNA, Iran's official news agency, revealed today its plans to venture forth into space with perhaps the country's most iconic animal on board: the Persian cat. The flat-faced favorite of fanciers would be the first Iranian visitor to …

In Japan, Eight People With Two Laptops Launch A Telescope Into Orbit

The telescope will study the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Jupiter.<p>A new low-cost, highly automated rocket from Japan's space agency launched Saturday with just eight crew members and two laptops on-site. Japan's previous launches required teams of 150.<p>The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency sent …

Somebody Modded A Piano To Play The Game 'Doom' [Video]

Do you hear that, friends? It is the sweet, atonal sound of classic gaming.<p>For better or worse, the 1993 demon-blasting video game <i>Doom</i> is one of the most influential games ever. Which means we get amazing fan tributes like this: a piano rigged to act like a keyboard for the game.<p>A team of game …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …