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Dinosaur caverns key to reviving old gold mining town but gates remain locked

In an old gold mining town in central Queensland lies a hidden treasure, but it has nothing to do with gold.<p>The Mount Morgan Fireclay Caverns are the …

Gold Mining

GitHub Pages and Single-Page Apps

<i>This post originally appeared on my personal blog.</i><p>Single-Page Apps (SPAs) are all the rage right now. They make it extremely easy to build …

WA's dinosaur coast: Bid to protect Broome's ancient footprints after maps published

A research project will reveal for the first time the journeys of enormous dinosaurs up and down the north-western WA coast, prompting debate amongst …

Dinosaurs

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …

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Recent genetic discoveries reveal how the first mammals acquired night vision in order to thrive in a world dominated by reptiles<p>You’ve got exceptional eyes. So does your mum. In fact all of us have exceptional eyes, which we share with our primate cousins. It isn’t that they are pretty (though I’m …

Biology

Scientists: Humanity Faces ‘Great Filter’ As Early Species in Universe

<b>Physicists have suggested that life on Earth was premature on the cosmic scale, which implies that humanity faces an epic wall known as the “Great</b> …

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Hackers transform a smartphone gyroscope into an always-on microphone

Apps that use your smartphone's microphone need to ask permission, but the motion sensors? No say-so needed. That might not sound like a big deal, but security researchers from Stanford University and defense firm Rafael have discovered a way to turn Android phone gyroscopes into crude microphones. …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

Edyn's smart gardening system gives your plants exactly what they need

Smart home gardening devices frequently tell you that your plants need a little TLC, but they don't always deliver it; you frequently have to bring out a hose or watering can. If Edyn successfully funds its smart garden system, you may not have to trudge out to the backyard quite so often. The core …

Parrot Flower Power review: Can technology give you a green thumb?

Sure, you've heard of the connected home, but what about the connected garden? If you're someone who manages to always kill your plants, Flower Power, a new gadget from Parrot, might sound like just the thing. The $60 Bluetooth-connected device aims to turn your black thumb green by sending you …