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Scientists are scouring the globe for mystery bacteria to help reduce our dependence on fertilizer

Researchers from Michigan State University and Imperial College London have just received $1.87 million in funding to conduct a treasure hunt. It will take them from Germany to Hawaii in the US and elsewhere, in search of the smallest needle—a particular type of bacteria—in a haystack the size of …

Imperial College London

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

3 Largest Stars in the Known Universe (+Video)

It’s hard not to marvel at the colossal size of stars. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it’s a tiny one compared to others. The largest star …

Universe

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Toms River

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Fagin<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times</b><br>The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, <i>Toms River</i> melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, …

The Bond

• <b>Author:</b> Lynne McTaggart<p>For centuries, Western science and many Western cultures have taught us to think of ourselves as individuals. But today, a revolutionary new understanding is emerging from the laboratories of the most cutting-edge physicists, biologists, and psychologists:<p><b>What matters is not</b> …

Chaos

• <b>Author:</b> James Gleick<p><b>The blockbuster modern science classic that, two decades ago, introduced the butterfly effect to the world and became an international sensation—now updated with video and modern graphics</b><p>In the 1960s, a small group of radical thinkers upset the rigid foundation of modern …

Signature in the Cell

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen C. Meyer<p>“Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and the question of whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind. For those who disagree with ID, the powerful case Meyer presents cannot be ignored in any honest …

The Greatest Show on Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, <i>The God Delusion,</i> which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller <i>The Selfish Gene</i>. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack …

Time Reborn

• <b>Author:</b> Lee Smolin<p><b>From one of our foremost thinkers and public intellectuals, a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos</b><p>What is time?<p>This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All …

The Language of Life

• <b>Author:</b> Francis S. Collins<p>"His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.” —Barack Obama<p>From Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, 2007 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 15-year head of the Human Genome …

Creation

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Rutherford<p><b>What is life?</b> <br>Humans have been asking this question for thou­sands of years. But as technology has advanced and our understanding of biology has deepened, the answer has evolved. For decades, scientists have been exploring the limits of nature by modifying and manipulating …

The Magic of Reality

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins & Dave McKean<p>Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which …

Silent Spring

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Carson<p>Rachel Carson’s <i>Silent Spring</i> was first published in three serialized excerpts in the <i>New Yorker</i> in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws …

Animals

• <b>Author:</b> Tony Xu<p>Check out all kinds of animals around the world including lions, tigers, penguins, kangaroos, giraffes, elephants, snakes and many more you like to see. Watching many videos and enjoying more than 350 colorful photos showcase animals from this book. Take a close look of panda from …

Tornado Hunter

• <b>Author:</b> Stefan Bechtel and Others<p>Like the deadly tornadoes it documents, this potent combination of high adventure and hard science is terrifyingly timely in our era of global warming and climate change. The Weather Channel, now America's most watched programming, has in recent years shown us a …

BioShock Infinite DLC reveal reportedly coming in late July

Irrational Games will reveal its next downloadable content pack for <i>BioShock Infinite</i> in July, Joystiq reports.<p>According to the site, it's still unclear if the DLC is one of the three updates promised as part of the game's season pass. In addition to new weapons and skills, season pass DLC is …

Appealing to casual gamers is killing the MMO genre, says Firefall dev

Adjusting massively multiplayer online games to casual players has had a draining effect on the genre, according to Red 5 Studios founder and former <i>World of Warcraft</i> team lead Mark Kern.<p>In a guest blog on MMORPG.com, Kern writes about working to make <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s user interface, quests and …

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, Warriors Orochi, Farming Simulator coming to PSN this week

Omega Force's <i>Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War</i> is set to release on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 this week, along with <i>Velocity Ultra, Farming Simulato</i>r and <i>Pinball Heroes: Complete</i> for the PlayStation Vita, according the official PlayStation Blog.<p><i>Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War</i>, …

Total War: Rome 2 system requirements

The Creative Assembly have announced the minimum and recommended system requirements for its upcoming upcoming strategy game <i>Total War: Rome 2</i>.<p>The game's minimum requirements are:<p>OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8<br>Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core …

With $5M In Its Coffers, Game Publisher Pubgame Sets Its Sights On Southeast Asia

Taiwan-based Web and mobile game publisher Pubgame has raised a Series A round led by Shanghai-based venture capital firm The CID Group and super angel investor appWorks Ventures. Though Pubgame did not disclose the exact amount, when combined with its previous April 2012 angel round of $500,000, …

From inside Intel Labs: using sensors, data, and LEDs to make cities better

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ucilia Wang<p>Intel’s blue sky research group Intel Labs is tinkering with public sensors, big data and algorithms to …

iOS 7 Has Already Been Jailbroken, And Here’s Proof [Image]

Can it be jailbroken? That’s the first question a large number of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users ask when Apple releases a new iOS update — particularly when it’s a release as big as iOS 7. Apple attempts to block all the vulnerabilities that make jailbreaking possible with iOS updates, so …

iOS

NSA spying row: bugging friends is unacceptable, warn Germans

The leaders of Germany and France have rounded angrily on the US for the first time over spying claims, signalling that ambitious EU-US trade talks …

Android remains king in the US

If you like your smartphone statistics, then I have some juicy new data to sink your teeth into. According to some new data from <i>comScore</i>, Android has retained its crown as the most popular operating system in the US, but Apple stole the biggest share of any individual manufacturer last …

Mobile

Rackspace Builds a New Cloud for CERN, A.K.A. the Place That Invented the Web

There’s some interesting news on the cloud computing front today, interesting mainly because of one entity involved: CERN, the European Laboratory …

Apple applies for 'iWatch' trademark around the world

Following months of reports about Apple’s upcoming foray into wearable electronics, the company is now seeking to trademark "iWatch" in Japan, reports <i>Bloomberg</i><i>.</i> Many are convinced that Apple is working on a smartwatch product, but so far Cupertino has kept more or less quiet — save for Tim Cook’s …