Michael Humphreys

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Going native: Why a veteran web developer finally turned to OS-native apps

Advertisement<p>27 Comments<p>When I told friends and colleagues that Player FM would soon have a native Android app alongside its browser-based web app, …

Gut–brain connection is a two-way street, study says

A UCLA study suggests that bacteria ingested in food – such as yogurt – can affect our brain function.<p>Researchers have known that the brain sends …

Preserved woolly mammoth with flowing blood found for first time, Russian scientists claim

A preserved fully-grown woolly mammoth with flowing blood has been found for the first time, trapped in the Siberian ice, scientists have …

Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars to speed up rescues

We joke that most people don't like QR codes, but those codes link to a lot of information through one snapshot -- and Mercedes-Benz may just use that efficiency to save lives. The automaker is putting the symbols on vehicles so that emergency crews just need a phone camera scan for easy access to …

Fungus network lets plants alert each other to defend themselves against aphid attacks

Underground fungus and plants have long been known to have a mutually beneficial relationship — mycorrhizal fungi delivers nutrients to plants, and the plants give carbon back in exchange. Now, a new study published in <i>Ecology Letters</i> shows in addition to that tradeoff, the mycorrhizal fungus …

On Guardian Science: Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein http://bit.ly/1ac8WVi What are we to make of a man who left academia more than two decades ago but claims to have solved some of the most intractable problems in physics? Photograph: AP

The Plight of the Honeybee

Billions of dollars—and a way of life—ride on saving pollinators.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Bees are back in the news this spring, if not back in fields pollinating this summer's crops. The European Union (EU) has announced that it will ban, for two years,</b> …

Tiny Mites Spark Big Battle Over Imports Of French Cheese

The Food and Drug Administration is currently embroiled in a surprisingly heated culinary standoff — pitting French cheese-makers (and American cheese-lovers) against regulators, all because of one very small problem: cheese mites.<p>Cheese mites are microscopic little bugs that live on the surfaces …

Establishing UK tree seed bank 'crucial'

<b>The UK's first national collection of tree seeds has been established, which scientists say is crucial as a growing array of pests threaten native species.</b><p>Co-ordinated by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, it aims to safeguard the genetic diversity of the UK's tree flora.<p>The scheme will initially target …

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TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger<p><i>Editors note:On Nov. 29, 2016, Google released a major update expanding the data from 2012 to 2016. Read about the</i> …

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