Our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Like the mute button on the TV remote control, our brains filter out unwanted noise so we can focus on what we're listening to. But when following our own speech, a new brain study from UC ...
Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout
Microsoft gives further peek at Windows 8
Microsoft on Tuesday provided another glimpse at changes coming with the next-generation of Windows software that powers most of the world's computers.
How the parasitic worm has turned
(PhysOrg.com) -- Parasites in the gut such as whipworm have an essential role in developing a healthy immune system, University of Manchester scientists have found.
US rejects proposal to put Internet under UN control
US officials, lawmakers and technology leaders voiced firm opposition Thursday to efforts to bring the Internet under UN control, saying it could hurt free expression and commerce.
Brain gene makes a female develop as a male
Australian scientists have discovered that changes to a gene involved in brain development can lead to testis formation and male genitalia in an otherwise female embryo.
Intel-McAfee preview new rootkit weapon
Revisited human-worm relationships shed light on brain evolution
"Man is but a worm" was the title of a famous caricature of Darwin's ideas in Victorian England. Now, 120 years later, a molecular analysis of mysterious marine creatures unexpectedly reveals our cousins as worms, indeed.
Windows 8 preview set for February 29
Microsoft on Wednesday revealed plans to unveil a test version of its latest Windows computer operating software later this month.
Marsupial embryo jumps ahead in development
(PhysOrg.com) -- Long a staple of nature documentaries, the somewhat bizarre development of a grub-like pink marsupial embryo outside the mother's womb is curious in another way.
Why are allergies increasing?
Allergies have become a widespread in developed countries: hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are all increasingly prevalent. The reason? Excessive cleanliness is to blame according to Dr. Guy Delespesse, a professor at ...
Google Glass hacked and rooted—Google claims it was the plan all along
Mozilla unveils preview smartphones in new push
The Mozilla Foundation on Tuesday unveiled two preview smartphones as it invited developers to try its new open-source mobile operating system challenging Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Man-made drainage could raise risk of flooding
Installing drainage systems in developing towns and cities can cause water to reach rivers more quickly, potentially raising the risk of flooding, say scientists.