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When you visited Google today, we’re pretty sure you didn’t type 173.194.113.18 into your browser. This string of numbers separated by periods—an IP address—isn’t nearly as easy or memorable as typing google.com. Domain names ending in things like .COM, .NET and .
Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow's stomach. They were "astonished" to find it almost completely wiped out methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA...
Ants carried to the International Space Station were still able to use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds at a time. Their "collective search" was hampered but still took place, biologists said...
California scientists have given details of a telescope they are assembling to study "dark energy". The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is being purpose-built to discover more about the force that is accelerating the expansion of the Universe...
Scientists who study ideas to engineer the climate to mitigate global warming say we should be ready to deploy an armada of instrumentation when Earth has its next major volcanic eruption.
Published in Philosophical Quarterly (2003) Vol. 53, No. 211, pp. 243-255. Many works of science fiction as well as some forecasts by serious technologists and futurologists predict that enormous amounts of computing power will be available in the future.
From time to time, people ask me how much money to raise for their startup. I've heard other people answer that question from "never raise money" to "as little as you need" to "as much as you can"...
Honesty is the best policy. Unless we happen to be talking about CVs and resumes, it seems. In 2014, 63% of all the confirmed employment frauds reported to Cifas, the UK's fraud prevention service, involved people lying about their education, former employment or qualifications...
California resident Sara Dunaway-Seitz got married last year. While planning her nuptials a friend suggested an app called Yerdle that offered a modern twist on bartering. Users list items they no longer want or need, priced in Yerdle dollars.
The amount of time children spend glued to a screen has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, a new report suggests. Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise.
Tinder users could have had their near-exact location revealed for more than two months last year while a flaw in the app remained unfixed. The flaw, which has since been patched, could have allowed a hacker to triangulate a user's location to within 100 feet...
The developer reportedly tricked men into flirting with each other, using fake profiles he created as bait. Men who sought to contact one of the fake women were matched up with each other, rather than with her.
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The robot's eyes flick towards me, and its head turns, eyebrows raised, lips forming a smile, as if we are about to meet and start a conversation. In the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, I am a little disconcerted by my first encounter with an intelligent machine...
Banks once had a near monopoly on moving money around the world, and they charged a pretty penny for it. But since the 2008 financial crisis, their reputations have taken an almighty battering, and a growing number of technology-focused start-ups are intent on getting a slice of the action.
Scientists have created a drone with flapping wings that can fold in and rebound following a mid-air collision. By copying the wing anatomy of birds and bats, the researchers designed a mechanism to allow their flying robot to squeeze between obstacles and recover from impacts.
"No. No. No. No. Definitely not. No. No. No. Oh… hello..." The unmistakable sound there of someone using Tinder, the online dating app that has got millions talking and - in their droves - apparently jumping into bed with each other...
In Durham, Atom Bank is poised to launch shortly as a bank with no branches, living solely on the internet. The US has Ally Bank, an internet-only bank focused on its smartphone interface.
Thousands online have shared an image of a Syrian child with her hands raised in surrender - but what is the story behind it? Those sharing it were moved by the fear in the child's eyes, as she seems to staring into the barrel of a gun...

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