Veronica Bailey

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What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is familiar to most as the http:// at the beginning of a web address. It governs the connections between a …

Web Development

Divers find 'priceless' hoard of gold coins off Israel's Mediterranean coast

Record haul of 2,000 coins found in an ancient harbour and belong to era of Fatimid Caliphate which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171<p>Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast – about 2,000 pieces dating …

Archaeology

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata

The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery<p>The year 2014 was one of extremes for Haruko Obokata. A …

Nobel Prize

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Weird X-Rays Spur Speculation about Dark Matter Detection

Many major discoveries in astronomy began with an unexplained signal: pulsars, quasars and the cosmic microwave background are just three out of many …

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and unusual. For a start, the huge underground device, which batters beams of protons into each other at colossal energies, can fairly claim to be the coolest place on Earth. …

Physics

When Sacred Texts Say Terrible Things

Many sacred texts contain problematic passages (i.e. passages which endorse morally repugnant ideas and practices). For that matter, so do the founding documents of many secular intellectual traditions. Aristotle was a racist and sexist, for example (<i>Politics</i> 1260a13, <i>Politics</i> 1327b20-33).<p>Some …

Dengue Fever Strikes Millions. Now Scientists Hope To Strike Back

Dengue — aka "breakbone fever" — has been a tough nut to crack when it comes to making a vaccine.<p>The problem is that the mosquito-borne virus comes in four flavors, or strains. Vaccines that work on one strain haven't worked well on the others.<p>Now scientists at Imperial College London have …

Story of man and dagger found in UK field is finally told – 4,200 years on

For more than 4,000 years a man lay buried in a corner of a Sussex field, far from the land of his childhood, holding a rare and precious object. Then for another 23 years he lay in a museum store until a chance conversation between two archaeologists led to the piecing together of his story: a man …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Dark Matter

Study Claims Biggest Idiots of the Past Decade Are ...

One hitched a shopping cart to the back of a train and was dragged to his death. Another opened his own letter bomb. British researchers say it’s no coincidence that both were men.<p>Read more here.

United Kingdom

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

Crazy Cool Gadgets Currently in Pre-Order

<i>Below is an excerpt from "Crazy Cool Gadgets Currently in Pre-Order"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>We …

5 Ways to Soothe Anxious Dogs

Pets can become stressed for several different reasons. From new roommates to fireworks to long travel hours, dogs react to changes in their environment similar to how we do.<p>Many types of canine anxiety problems exist. Separation anxiety can occur when a dog is left alone for long periods of time. …

Zombies roam the animal kingdom — and some of them may be after us

The zombies in "World War Z" are just actors — but in the animal world, zombies are a fact of life. Evolution can come up with some fiendish twists: For example, there are some species that bend other creatures to their will to keep their bizarre life cycles going. Or just to feast on their …