Todd Walling

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Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Invasive species aren’t just species — they can also be pathogens. Such is the case with the West Nile virus. A mosquito-borne virus identified in …

How to Know If Someone’s Really Dead

<b>Correction added Feb. 28, 2014</b><p>Dead is dead—except when it isn’t. That’s the lesson 78-year old Walter Williams of Holmes County, Miss., learned late …

A Waterwheel That Picks Up Floating Trash

Down, dirty, and wet<p>This spring, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy …

Pollution

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

‘Impossible’ shots of Milky Way over city in new video

“This movie aims to … inspire more astrophotographers residing in heavily light polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way …

Disease Spreading From Honeybees

Two pathogens that infect honeybees have crossed over to their wild bumblebee cousins.<p>Honeybees have gotten a lot of sympathy for their mysterious declines. But a recent study has shown that the honey-makers are spreading their worst diseases to their cousins the bumblebees.<p>A study published online …

The Science of Cheese Is Weirder Than You Think

Cheese is not just food, it’s a variety show. The multitude of aromas, flavors, and textures found in cheeses throughout the world is more than we …

Creation Museum: Bill Nye Debate Sparked Funding 'Miracle'

Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum who last month debated TV personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" pitting his Biblical literalism against Darwinian evolution, says the highly publicized showdown has been like manna from heaven for a foundering $73 million Noah's Ark theme park.<p>"It was a …

Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed?

This couldn't be.<p>A 1,200 pound male polar bear (especially when it's autumn and he hasn't eaten for four months) doesn't make play-dates with an animal from another species. He doesn't arrive every afternoon to cuddle, nuzzle, hug and roll around with a dog. Brian Ladoon claimed it was happening, …

Samsung Galaxy S5: Fingerprint Authentication to Pay with PayPal

Following Samsung’s official unveiling of the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona, PayPal has announced it will be the first global payments company to support the device’s mobile fingerprint authentication technology. As a result, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will be able to use …

SanDisk microSD can now hold 128GB of your music, videos and photos

SanDisk is best known to Android users for providing the microSD memory cards that faithfully hold all of our photos, videos and music on our devices. Smartphones that support MicroSD usually only do so up to 64GB, so phone manufacturers will now have to design anew to support the new 128GB SanDisk …

Operating Systems

The i'm Tracer bracelet means never having to ask 'where's the kid?'

The kooky folks behind the (frankly awful) i'm Watch are a mainstay at Mobile World Congress. This year they've got something a <i>little</i> more useful to show off: It's called the i'm Tracer, and it's the evolution of another GPS tracker the company has highlighted before. The Tracer is a wearable …

AT&T follows Verizon, offers free global texts with Mobile Share

The battle is heating up for international, with the company also introducing a plan that allows 1-cent-per-minute calls to more than 35 countries.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- The next battleground for carriers is shaping up to be international calling and text messages.<p>AT&T is the latest to fire a shot, …

Caribbean