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Nokia has started rolling out the Lumia Black update to its entire Lumia range. New features include Tile Folders letting you group apps on the Start screen along with Nokia Glance 2.0 and a new Nokia Camera app. http://bit.ly/1fjh5PV

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There's water in them thar planets – five massive "hot Jupiters" spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Universe

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Dark matter

Die, Selfish Gene, Die (<i>Aeon</i>) Is it time for biology to abandon Richard Dawkins's famous metaphor? David Dobbs argues that these days the idea is …

One productive week with Microsoft Surface Pro 2 convinces me to try week two

Yes, it’s true. I bought a Microsoft(s msft) Surface Pro 2. I did this last week after sharing some thoughts on using one of the latest hybrid …