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Cave yields Neanderthal ‘artwork’


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art. Continue reading ...

‘Cloud’ concerns after celeb leaks


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities. Continue reading ...

African food security on the menu


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security. Continue reading ...

Iran clerics ‘must accept internet’


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners. Continue reading ...

Google ‘discourages’ old browser use


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Turning internet radio into art


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music. Continue reading ...

Samsung phones to get Nokia maps


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch. Continue reading ...

Antarctic waters ‘rising faster’


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds. Continue reading ...

Naked photos of celebrities leaked


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake. Continue reading ...

BBC begins push to help kids code


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows. Continue reading ...

Pupils begin ‘tough’ new curriculum


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum including computer coding classes begins in England. Continue reading ...

A computing revolution in schools


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

The challenge of introducing England's new coding curriculum Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production


September 1st, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says. Continue reading ...

Book Excerpt from The Lagoon


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science. Continue reading ...

Painting Pseudoscience


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Johns Hopkins University Chemist Larry Principe discusses his favorite alchemy painting, the topic of this month’s Foundations. Continue reading ...

The Iceman Cometh


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted. Continue reading ...

Handy Apes


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans. Continue reading ...

This Bug Sucks


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

An assassin bug, which some researchers are using as living syringes to sample blood from birds and mammals, feeds on a bat. Continue reading ...

Contributors


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Meet some of the people featured in the September issue of The Scientist. Continue reading ...

Capsule Reviews


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

An Inbomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence, and Dataclysm Continue reading ...

Rewritten in Blood


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells. Continue reading ...

Precisely Placed


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell. Continue reading ...

Crossing Boundaries


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens. Continue reading ...

A Long Line of LINEs


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages. Continue reading ...

Ruben Gonzalez Jr.: Molecular Visualizer


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. Age 42 Continue reading ...

Sexless Hook-Up


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species. Continue reading ...

Entry Requirements


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies Continue reading ...

Keeping Up with IP


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research. Continue reading ...

Filling In the Notes


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Why the brain produces musical hallucinations Continue reading ...

Illustrating Alchemy, 18th Century


September 1st, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

As the science of chemistry developed, public perceptions of alchemists shifted from respect to ridicule. Continue reading ...