Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds
The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.
Prehistoric stone tools bear 500,000-year-old animal residue
Some 2.5 million years ago, early humans survived on a paltry diet of plants. As the human brain expanded, however, it required more substantial nourishment - namely fat and meat - to sustain it. This drove ...
Link between good looks and financial risk
Advertisers have long known that a consumer who aspires to be like the happy person they see in an ad will subconsciously be inspired to buy the product. In which case, if the desired outcome is to inspire ...
Unique tooth reveals details of the Peking Man's life
In 2011, a tooth from the Peking Man was found in a box at the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University. In the latest issue of Acta Anthropologica Sinica, researchers at Uppsala University and a Chines ...
Russia confirms will use International Space Station till 2024
Russia will continue using the International Space Station along with NASA until 2024, its space agency said, after Moscow had threatened to stop financing it in 2020.
Custom tailoring robotic exoskeletons that fit to perfection
It wasn't too long ago that the idea of a wearable robot that would lend its user increased mobility and strength seemed like the stuff of science fiction; indeed, films like Aliens and Iron Man, which featured ...
Kennewick Man's DNA likely that of a Native
Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution.
UK arrests man in Sony Playstation and Xbox attack
Authorities in Britain have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of computer hacking offenses related to days of disruption on Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live services last year.
China mocks hapless 'iPhone armour' smuggler
A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens Tuesday after pictures of his "iPhone armour" went viral.
Controlling core switching in Pac-man disks
Magnetic vortices in thin films can encode information in the perpendicular magnetization pointing up or down relative to the vortex core. These binary states could be useful for non-volatile data storage ...
Why we need more than one mission to Mars
After a 24-hour delay due to bad weather, the first test launch of the Orion spacecraft by NASA is underway with the ultimate goal of putting human beings on Mars. ...
US plans to answer the lure of Europa
To planetary scientists Jupiter's icy moon Europa is a Siren, calling out to them across the solar system. With its youthful surface, abundance of water and the tantalising evidence of a moon-wide ocean ...
Synthetic biology could be big boost to interplanetary space travel
(Phys.org) —Genetically engineered microbes could help make manned missions to Mars, the moon and other planets more practical, according to a new analysis by UC Berkeley and NASA scientists.
A look back at catastrophic space flights
An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff from a launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site. ...