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Super Mario fan makes augmented reality game

Abhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the idea. Continue reading ...

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn't do enough to curb online hate. Continue reading ...

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest. Continue reading ...

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists

Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists. Continue reading ...

How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits

Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence. Continue reading ...

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

The company tells 800,000 customers with Super Hub 2 routers to change their passwords immediately. Continue reading ...

Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy. Continue reading ...

Google Glass announces update and other tech news

BBC Click's Kathleen Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories Continue reading ...

Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?

Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries. Continue reading ...

‘I lost my eye’

About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity. Continue reading ...

Origins of Sun’s swirling spicules discovered

For the first time, a computer simulation -- so detailed it took a full year to run -- shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's surface and surge upward so quickly. Continue reading ...

Peroxisomal biogenesis disorder: New link to sugar metabolism

Peroxisomal biogenesis disorder, which has been linked only to lipid metabolism, is also associated with sugar metabolism. Continue reading ...

Spinal cord injury: Using cortical targets to improve motor function

New research provides the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for improving motor function in humans paralyzed by spinal cord injury. Continue reading ...

Interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia

Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report. Continue reading ...

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer. Continue reading ...

Flexible wearable electronics use body heat for energy

In a proof-of-concept study, engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. Continue reading ...

Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?

In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Continue reading ...

How eggs got their shapes

The evolution of the amniotic egg -- complete with membrane and shell -- was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air but how bird eggs evolved into so many different shapes and sizes has long been a mystery. Now, an international team of scientists took a quantitative approach to that question and found that adaptations for flight may have been critical drivers of egg-shape variation in birds. Continue reading ...

Catalyst mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis

A new study demonstrates a process with great potential for developing technologies for reducing CO2 levels. Continue reading ...

Previously unknown pine marten diversity discovered

The elusive American pine marten, a little-studied member of the weasel family, might be more diverse than originally thought, according to new research. Continue reading ...

How do genes get new jobs? Wasp venom offers new insights

A new study describes how four closely related species of parasitic wasps change their venoms rapidly in order to adapt to new hosts, and proposes that co-option of single copy genes may be a common but relatively understudied mechanism of evolution for new gene functions, particularly under conditions of rapid evolutionary change. Continue reading ...

First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found in Brazil

While more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers have identified a mosquito -- caught in the Brazilian city of Aracaju -- that's naturally infected with the East-Central-South-African (ECSA) genotype of Chikungunya. Continue reading ...

Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning

Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research. Continue reading ...

Human genes for coronary artery disease make them more prolific parents

Coronary artery disease may have persisted in human populations because the genes that cause this late-striking disease also contribute to having a greater numbers of children. Continue reading ...

New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production

Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO. Continue reading ...

How bacterial organelles assemble

Scientists are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle's protein shell. This work could benefit research in bioenergy and pathogenesis, and it could lead to new methods of bioengineering bacteria for beneficial purposes. Continue reading ...

Switchable DNA mini-machines store information

Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes. The arrays' inventors say they could be harnessed to make nanotech sensors or amplifiers. Potentially, they could be combined to form logic gates, the parts of a molecular computer. Continue reading ...

Yahoo closes internet prodigy’s news app

Three years after its high-profile launch, Nick D'Aloisio's News Digest app is being shut down. Continue reading ...

Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests. Continue reading ...

Battling infectious diseases with 3-D protein structures

The 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world’s most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, an international team of scientists has determined. Continue reading ...