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Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a free iPhone app that offers users lighting schedules that they say are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as...

21 Apr 2014 - 7:03pm

Users of Android phones running a particular version of the Jelly Bean operating system should take extra care with free Wi-Fi hotspots and unfamiliar websites as they are vulnerable to a new...

21 Apr 2014 - 6:06am

Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary today with the portable device's legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:32pm

"What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" While most people wouldn't understand the question, this is common vernacular for London currency traders active in the daily 4 o'clock "fixing...

20 Apr 2014 - 5:53am

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, the newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo reported.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:53am

An announcement of a cure for a disease that affects millions across the globe is naturally greeted with relief and enthusiasm.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:53am

The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against the starry scenery of space, but passengers on the HK$550,000-per-ticket World View Experience trip to the edge of space won't have to...

18 Apr 2014 - 8:26am


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Researchers who fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said last week that governments who stockpiled it were wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness...

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Clearly there is something very wrong with typical modern diets, since an obesity epidemic is sweeping the world. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled...

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

A butterfly species whose population collapsed because of climate change and habitat loss has defied predictions of extinction to rapidly move to cooler climes and change its food plant.

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

Casinos in Macau and major companies in Hong Kong are looking to upgrade their face-recognition surveillance systems, making it easier for staff to know a customer's age, gender and spending...

13 Apr 2014 - 5:08am

A fox-sized marsupial predator that roamed Australia 23 to 12 million years ago had plenty of bite to go along with its bark. But while it was certainly fierce, it was no Tasmanian devil,...

13 Apr 2014 - 3:22am

The world of gaming is changing. As consoles branch out as entertainment systems and smartphone technology allows gamers to harness improved graphics, the challenge becomes to bridge the gap...

11 Apr 2014 - 12:14pm

An automated kennel that feeds and cleans up after dogs - and even provides them with internet capabilities - along with a football that feeds them while they play with it are among gadgets to go...

11 Apr 2014 - 4:40am

British researchers have discovered a link between a gene that breaks down carbohydrates and obesity, which may pave the way for more effective, individually tailored diets for people wanting to...

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Most people may only be dimly aware of it, but fundamental changes are being wrought by massively networked computers and robotics, and they are transforming society.

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Silicon Valley has become the most ageist place in the United States. The tech sector, according to an investigation by The New Republic, does not look kindly on less than perfectly smooth skin -...

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitat and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows.

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Jerry Roberts, one of the leading Bletchley Park codebreakers working on the Fish teleprinter messages sent between Hitler and his generals, has died aged 93.

6 Apr 2014 - 3:39am

Data is everywhere. We live our lives online, and voluntarily give websites and retailers our details in exchange for something. It's how we live our lives, and it's fast creating the age of "big...

4 Apr 2014 - 10:25am

Shortly before 5pm local time on June 12 at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, a young paraplegic Brazilian will stand up from a wheelchair, walk over to midfield and take the first kick of the 2014...

3 Apr 2014 - 4:48am

The device, created after years of medical and technological research, is a diadem fitted with electrodes designed to take the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain.

3 Apr 2014 - 3:28am

US researchers have uncovered a way for computers to recognise 21 distinct and often complex facial expressions, in what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the field of cognitive analysis.

2 Apr 2014 - 4:02am

A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 per cent of marine species and 70 per...

2 Apr 2014 - 4:01am

Data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, a Japanese government-funded laboratory said yesterday, as the lead researcher accused of the malpractice denied wrongdoing.

2 Apr 2014 - 5:13am

Almost 40 years after Ebola emerged from the jungles of Africa as one of the world's most lethal diseases, scientists are beginning to close in on treatments that may be able to stop the virus.

30 Mar 2014 - 4:56am

It's not that hard to think of something totally original. If you don't worry about it being any good, it's easy. "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously," was Noam Chomsky's spirited attempt in...

30 Mar 2014 - 4:56am


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