Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Virus stole poison genes from black widow spider

In a very unusual case of genetic theft, a virus has been caught with a gene that codes for the poison of black widow spiders.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Next Stop Singapore

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Singapore Tourism Board

It started like any other day with a simple swipe of a ride-sharing app

But at the end of it, Bay Area residents found themselves with all-expense paid trips to Singapore after a Lyft of a Lifetime. Needless to say, there were quite a few happy, shocked (and to us, plain entertaining) reactions. Check out the video below to see the action:


Natives of Silicon Valley know all about innovation. In fact, they live, eat, sleep and breathe it.

So they already know that a huge part of an innovative mindset is a globally focused, culturally diverse skill set – and that traveling to other innovation-driven destinations to witness firsthand how the rest of the world embraces technology, sustainability, architecture, arts and culture, is crucial for a competitive edge. Read more...

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs wash up dead on beaches

Nearly 500 horseshoe crabs wash up dead on Japan's southern beaches, near Kitakyushu City, mystifying experts.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Juno probe returns close-up Jupiter pictures

The US space agency releases pictures and other data from the Juno probe, which has just made its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pokémon Go smart sneaker concept lets you play using your feet

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If you thought you'd seen every Pokémon Go accessory possible, think again. We present to you: Pokémon Go-enabled sneakers! 



The idea, which is still a concept at this stage, was created by New York-based start-up Vixole, a company working on "smart sneakers" with embedded LED displays and sensors. 



On Vixole's website, the smart sneakers are described as being controlled by a mobile app that allows you to control what images appear on a panel on the back of the shoes. 


Additionally, the shoes will have embedded sensors that will deliver notifications related to location and other app functions.  Read more...

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How to watch Netflix together without being in the same room

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Just because you and your friends have moved to different corners of the globe doesn't mean you have to stop watching shows and movies together.


Trying to all hit play at the same moment - as well as juggling between Netflix and Skype, a Facebook chat, Slack, Discord or any other online chat program - isn't exactly the most convenient thing in the world. Luckily, there is another way. 



There are several great apps, extensions and websites with the goal of syncing up Netflix streams across the Internet, but they all have their ups and downs. Some are exclusive to Chrome, some have top-notch chat features and some don't go full screen. Read more...

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Parody ad for Steph Curry's sneakers embraces their dad chic design

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Steph Curry's new Two Low sneakers have been much-maligned for resembling the kicks of a dad - probably one who would like you to take out the trash, please.


But Jimmy Kimmel decided it was time to embrace that criticism. After all, dads are always on the lookout for a clean pair of shoes with great arch support.


The only thing missing is Velcro.



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fossils show Hobbits shrank 'rapidly'

Researchers discover fossils that suggest the famous Hobbit species shrank on the Indonesian island of Flores within the space of 300,000 years.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Little girl is not fooled when tricky dad tells her about weird thing called 'snow'

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Dads say the strangest things.

Take this dad, for example. He seems to be under the impression that there is this fluffy, cold, white stuff called "snow" that falls out of the sky that blankets everything it touches. What a silly notion.

Luckily this little toddler knows better. Pics or it didn't happen, dad.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Tim Peake spacewalk ends early

Nasa has ended the spacewalk involving British astronaut Tim Peake after his US colleague reported water in his helmet.