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Google boss sets new skydive record


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner. Continue reading ...

Chikungunya Transmission in France


October 24th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

The World Health Organization reports four locally acquired cases of the virus in the country. Continue reading ...

Hailo says Uber blocked investors


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding. Continue reading ...

Dark Souls II named game of the year


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

DayZ, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Assassins Creed are also among the winners. Continue reading ...

Autumnwatch returns to Leighton Moss


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Stags, starlings and more turn out for Autumnwatch Continue reading ...

Sci-fi short promotes comet mission


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

The European Space Agency releases a short sci-fi movie to promote its audacious bid to land on a comet next month. Continue reading ...

45,000 Year-Old Bone Sequenced


October 24th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

The oldest human genome to have been sequenced came from a leg bone preserved in Siberia. Continue reading ...

NIH: $31M to Boost Workforce Diversity


October 24th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

A dozen academic research groups receive substantial National Institutes of Health funding to improve the diversity of the US biomedical community. Continue reading ...

Image of the Day: Fatal Attraction


October 24th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Leaves of the carnivorous sundew Drosera rotundifolia secrete a sweet, slimy mucilage to entice insect prey. Continue reading ...

Week in Review: October 20?24


October 24th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Commensal microbes combat C. diff; seeing inside cells; freeze-dried gene networks; how rice fights arsenic; rapid evolution among anoles Continue reading ...

First transplant of ‘dead’ heart


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart". Continue reading ...

Inside a Painter?s Brain


October 24th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Dean Cercone shares the cortical correlates of his creative process as part of a neuroscience-inspired exhibition. Continue reading ...

The Queen sends her first tweet


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Information Age exhibition opens


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London. Continue reading ...

Legal fight begins to save beavers


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Campaigners start legal action to prevent the government from capturing a family of wild beavers. Continue reading ...

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions among members. Continue reading ...

Egyptian obelisk revealed anew


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Egyptian hieroglyphs seen in a new light Continue reading ...

Science chief warns on acid oceans


October 24th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Scientists create real hoverboard


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd. Continue reading ...

Roman gums ‘healthier than ours’


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows. Continue reading ...

Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode


October 23rd, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts. Continue reading ...

Job centres to get digital makeover


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres. Continue reading ...

Are robots too cute for comfort?


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern Continue reading ...

Silicon Valley’s billion dollar failures


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures Continue reading ...

Next Generation: Freeze-Dried Gene Networks


October 23rd, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Researchers devise a way to preserve bits of paper containing synthetic gene networks, which can be easily stored and widely distributed. Rehydrated, transcription and translation “come to life.” Continue reading ...

3-D map of the adolescent universe


October 23rd, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe. The map shows a web of hydrogen gas that varies from low to high density at a time when the universe was made of a fraction of the dark matter we see. Continue reading ...

Rapid Evolution in Real Time


October 23rd, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Scientists describe the swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations on islands off the coast of Florida, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species. Continue reading ...

High-Speed Intracellular Imaging


October 23rd, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

A new kind of microscopy uses a lattice of light to visualize biological processes with extraordinary spatial and temporal resolution. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Farmland birds show rapid decline


October 23rd, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures. Continue reading ...