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Samsung limits Galaxy Note 7 battery to 30% charge

Samsung is planning to release an update for faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphones still in use that stops them being charged past 30%. Continue reading ...

Football-sized drone flown 20m from Heathrow-bound plane

A drone was flown as close as 20m from a passenger jet over south-east London, an investigation reveals. Continue reading ...

Elsevier?s Answer to the Impact Factor

“CiteScore,” which ranks twice as many journals compared with publications assigned impact factors, makes its debut during a contentious time for journal metrics. Continue reading ...

100 million year old dinosaur tail is discovered

Scientists have found a 100 million year old dinosaur tail trapped in amber. Continue reading ...

Rare tiny creatures found in loch near Kinross

Tiny crustaceans previously recorded at two locations in the British Isles are found in a loch near Kinross. Continue reading ...

IUCN Declares Giraffes Vulnerable to Extinction

The iconic mammals have been declining in number for decades and could face extinction if conservation measures are not enacted. Continue reading ...

Image of Day: Long Lost Larvacean

Scientists spotted an extremely rare species of larvacean for the first time since its discovery in 1900. Continue reading ...

Hackers rewarded for web attacks

A Turkish hacking group has turned web attacks into a game by rewarding people who successfully hit designated targets. Continue reading ...

YouTube tackles unclaimed music royalties

Millions of dollars in royalties for tracks with unknown owners will be distributed by YouTube. Continue reading ...

Hillary Clinton warns of ‘fake news epidemic’

Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of "fake news" threatens the US. Continue reading ...

The hopping robot and other tech news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news Continue reading ...

Spot the difference

Online ads can be irritating and irrelevant, so can technology help them become more targeted? Continue reading ...

Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating

Scientists present evidence of bacteria-driven mating in flagellate eukaryotes at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting. Continue reading ...

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Continue reading ...

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history. Continue reading ...

Devastating decline for the giraffe

Over 700 newly recognized bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and 11% of them are threatened with extinction. The update also reveals a devastating decline for the giraffe, driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, and the species has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Continue reading ...

Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species

Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied. Continue reading ...

Pioneering nanotechnology captures energy from people

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer, say investigators. Continue reading ...

Mobile money lifts Kenyan households out of poverty

Mobile-money services have had notable long-term effects on poverty reduction in Kenya -- especially among female-headed households -- and have inspired a surprising occupation shift among women, outlines a new report. Continue reading ...

Researchers map neural circuitry of songbird learning

Researchers have begun to map the brain circuitry responsible for cultural transmission and species specificity in birdsong. Continue reading ...

Neuroimaging categorizes four depression subtypes

Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research. Continue reading ...

Scientists develop new drug screening tool for dystonia

Researchers have identified a common mechanism underlying separate forms of dystonia, a family of brain disorders that cause involuntary, debilitating and often painful movements, including twists and turns of different parts of the body. The research has led to the development of a new cell-based test that is being deployed on a large scale to identify new drug candidates to treat dystonia. Continue reading ...

Fishery bycatch rapidly driving Mexico’s vaquita to extinction

One of the most sophisticated networks of acoustic detectors ever developed for wildlife science has documented a devastating 34 percent per year decline of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoise, according to a new study. A companion article uses both acoustic and visual surveys to estimate that only about 60 vaquitas remained, as of last year. Continue reading ...

Illusion reveals that the brain fills in peripheral vision

What we see in the periphery, just outside the direct focus of the eye, may sometimes be a visual illusion, according to new findings. The findings suggest that even though our peripheral vision is less accurate and detailed than what we see in the center of the visual field, we may not notice a qualitative difference because our visual processing system actually fills in some of what we 'see' in the periphery. Continue reading ...

Protein disrupts infectious biofilms

Researchers have discovered a protein that inhibits biofilms of a bacterium responsible for many cystic fibrosis infections. Continue reading ...

Personality traits, psychiatric disorders linked to specific genomic locations

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers. The findings also show correlations with psychiatric disorders. Continue reading ...

Hidden images created with commercial inkjet printers

Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are only visible when illuminated with appropriately polarized waves in the terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The inexpensive method could be used as a type of invisible ink to hide information in otherwise normal-looking images. Continue reading ...

Brain neurons help keep track of time

Turning the theory of how the human brain perceives time on its head, a novel analysis in mice reveals that dopamine neuron activity plays a key role in judgment of time, slowing down the internal clock. Continue reading ...

Amateur astronomer helps uncover secrets of unique pulsar binary system

A professional astrophysicist and an amateur astronomer have teamed up to reveal surprising details about an unusual millisecond pulsar (MSP) binary system comprising one of the fastest-spinning pulsars in our Galaxy and its unique companion star. Continue reading ...

Against the tide: A fish adapts quickly to lethal levels of pollution

Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to levels of highly toxic industrial pollutants that would normally kill them. Continue reading ...