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This New App Picks A Playlist Based on How You Drive

When you’re peeling out onto the highway, chances are you’re not in the mood for another sad Drake ballad. Now Volkswagen has teamed up with the …

KitKat claims 1.1 percent of Android device share a month after launch

KitKat may be the new kid on the Android block, but it's already faring quite well. Google's latest OS dashboard reveals that 1.1 percent of active Android devices are running the new platform roughly a month after it became available. Not that its arrival is slowing down Jelly Bean's growth, mind …

More 'legal highs' available in EU, says drug agency

<b>Synthetic drugs are emerging at an ever faster rate in Europe, says the EU's drug agency, with so-called legal highs often being shipped in from Asia.</b><p>The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction detected 73 new synthetic drugs last year, compared to just 49 in 2011.<p>The drugs agency …

How neurons deploy poison to amputate or kill - Futurity

UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) — Researchers have uncovered a few surprising details about how neurons fix …

Ethiopia diverts Blue Nile for controversial dam build

<b>Ethiopia has started diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile to make way for a $4.7bn (£3.1bn) hydroelectric dam that has caused a dispute with countries downstream, state media say.</b><p>The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is currently under construction, is part of a $12bn (£8bn) investment project …

Scientists Discover Massive Methane-Based Ecosystem

It's only the third cold seep discovered off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and it could help researchers understand how life exists in harsh environments, including potentially on other planets.<p>Scientists on a research mission sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National …

Big Pic: Countdown To A Soyuz Rocket Launch

This pictorial tidbit from our friends at NASA shows a Soyuz rocket awaiting launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The plane in the front of the rocket is a wind vane.<p>Three astronauts from NASA, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, are scheduled to …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Did Rock Climbing Help Us Start Walking Upright?

A new theory suggests humans became bipedal so that we could scramble up rugged terrain.<p>The story of how humans evolved from knuckle-walking primates to upright bipeds is still a matter of great debate among anthropologists. One of today's leading theories suggests that our forest-dwelling …

A Game of StarCraft recreates the opening of Game of Thrones in the RTS

YouTube user Tolkfan recreated the title sequence from HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> in Blizzard's <i>StarCraft</i> and posted the remake online yesterday.<p>Check out the video above to see <i>A Game of StarCraft</i>, which uses in-game assets to recreate the sprockets and growing gears that precede George R. R. Martin's …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Warner Bros. Developing Film About Designing The 'Spacesuit' – /Film

When we think of the Moon landing, we think about the ship, the astronauts, the historical significance, the international competition, maybe even …

Samsung Premiere 2013 Will Unveil New Galaxy and ATIV Devices

Samsung has just announced a new event that will be used to “premiere” new mobile devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.<p>The unveiling will take place on June 20 at Earls Court 2, London and be livestreamed over on its corresponding YouTube channel from 6pm BST/ 1pm ET/ 10am PT.<p>The teaser poster …

Kelly: If we’re lucky, Curry will be the yang to James’s yin

Every once in a while, Steph Curry will try to explain what makes him the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA.<p>"Everybody shoots differently … I'm more, like, finesse," Curry says in one clip. A bunch of pasty mopes stand around, nodding seriously, having no real idea what he's talking about. …

Oracle President Mark Hurd Joins Twitter, And He Already Has Almost As Many Tweets As Larry Ellison

Hurd hasn't tweeted yet.<p>As of Friday evening East Coast time, Hurd had 78 followers — most of them Oracle employees — and was following 67 other Twitter users.<p>Hurd played tennis at his alma mater Baylor University, and he's following the team on Twitter. But as of Friday, he wasn't yet following …

eBay Asks Users to Petition US House of Representatives

eBay is pushing its users to petition the US House of Representatives over what it calls “unfair Internet sales tax legislation.” This campaign is, of course, in regards to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which has already been approved by the Senate.<p>In case you’re unfamiliar with the Marketplace …

Daft Punk Attend Monaco Grand Prix to Support Their Own Racecar

Daft Punk made an appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix today to support the Lotus F1 Team racing in a car designed in the duo's image. The British …

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Closest three planets until 2021

This photo from Mike O’Neal in Oklahoma shows Jupiter, Venus and Mercury on May 25, 2013, one day before they are closest on May 26.

How do hurricanes get their names?

The World Meteorological Organization manages the formal system by which hurricanes receive their names. Find hurricane names for 2018 here.<p>Ever …

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Starwatch: The June night sky

The month of our summer solstice brings the shortest and most twilit nights of the year but also the best chance of spotting noctilucent clouds from …

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Science Weekly podcast: chemistry and politics of rare earth metals

This week <b>Alok Jha</b> meets <b>Professor Andrea Sella</b> ahead of his event at the Royal Institution in London on 31 May. Andrea, who is a professor of …

Microsoft aiming for 1bn next-gen console sales

<b>It might be a little early for Microsoft to call the Xbox One a commercial success just yet, but the company is certainly feeling bullish about its</b> …

Molyneux's Curiosity cube secret revealed

<b>Peter Molyneux's peculiar mobile "game" Curiosity has ended, and the prize inside is a pretty sweet deal.</b><p>When Peter Molyneux launched experimental …

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PS VR's US demo disk will come with 18 demos, the EU/UK gets 8

We're a month away from PlayStation VR's October 13 launch, and whether you get the Launch Bundle or opt for just the headset itself, you're going to …

Mega Man X launching for Wii U Virtual Console May 30

Nintendo will release <i>Mega Man X f</i>or Wii U's Virtual Console on May 30, the company revealed via a new trailer.<p><i>Mega Man X</i> originally launched for Super Nintendo through Capcom. The game is a spin-off of the original series and features new enemies and levels. You can watch the game as played on the …