Monday, July 21, 2014
The sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for US$9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
What if the best way to change minds isn't to tell people why they're wrong, but to tell them why they're right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.
If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The genetic blueprint of wheat has been deciphered for the first time, a discovery that researchers said Thursday could lead to improved plant breeding and protection against disease and drought.
New York became the first U.S. state on Thursday proposed establishing rules for firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing virtual currency. The proposal by the Department of Financial Services would establish a so-called BitLicense.
Friday, July 18, 2014
No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
A feeder that uses cat-facial recognition technology can allow feline lovers to “smartly” monitor the appetite of their furry friends anytime and anywhere, a Taiwanese design team said Wednesday.
A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.
A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month.