October, 2017

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British car designed to reach 1,000mph tested in Newquay

Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) reached speeds of over 200mph (320kph) in under eight seconds It hurtled down a 1.7 mile (2.7km) long section of runway at Cornwall Airport in Newquay It was the first chance for driver and RAF pilot Andy Green to take the control of the £30m vehicleRead More

A Turkey-Sized Dinosaur With a Raccoon-Like Bandit Mask –

Sinosauropteryx first strutted onto the fossil scene in 1996. With its fuzzy feather coat, it revolutionized paleontology, suggesting that many dinosaurs had feathers. Now the latest research on the extinct species offers a more vivid picture of its appearance: it sported a gingery-brown striped tail and a dark, bandit maskRead More

Can Washington Stop Big Tech Companies? Don’t Bet on It –

The tech giants are too big. They’re getting bigger. We can stop them. But in all likelihood, we won’t. The history of American business is one of repeated cycles of unfettered, sometimes catastrophic growth followed by periods of reflection and regulation. In previous eras of suffocating corporate dominance over ourRead More

The Way Beets Became Beet-Red –

As the seasons change, a riot of red shows up in the world about us, showcasing a number of their most vibrant colors that plant biochemistry may produce. The reddish pigments in pine leaves, known as anthocyanins, will be the exact same type that light up the cranberries you couldRead More

Square, the Twitter Boss’s Independent Business, Can Pass It Worth –

SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Dorsey is now a household name in Silicon Valley because of his job as the primary executive and co-founder of all Twitter, President Trump’s favourite megaphone. Folks will occasionally cite, as an example, which Mr. Dorsey also runs the following startup that he helped foundthat theRead More

New ‘smokeless’ tobacco device has 90% less toxicants

The Glo device was tested by its manufacturer British American Tobacco It heats tobacco instead of burning it, so doesn’t produce smoke toxicants Found e-cigarette and other new generation products had similar lowered levels Earlier report predicts heat-not-burn devices will overtake e-cigarette sales Campaign group ASH previously spoke of the ‘urgentRead More

Wild and Captive Chimpanzees Share Character Traits With People –

From the late 1950s and early 1960s, Jane Goodall began attributing personalities into the chimpanzees she confronted at Gombe National Park in what is now Tanzania. Within her descriptions, a few were aggressive or lively, affectionate or nurturing. Many scientists in the time have been horrified, she remembered. Recognized aRead More

Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped. –

SAN FRANCISCO — After the state-backed Russian news station RT became the very first news organization to transcend one billion viewpoints about YouTube in 2013, it indicated the accomplishment with a few of its most well-known movies and also a special guest — among those Google-owned website’s senior executives. RobertRead More

Birds help others with parenting if they anticipate favor

Birds will sometimes care for the offspring of other birds of their own species Researchers have questioned what they gain by not producing their own brood a One idea is that these birds only help relatives, for example younger siblings  Birds are more eager to help non-family members if theyRead More

Last unknown structure of HIV virus solved

Scientists have decoded the last piece of HIV’s 15-component proteins This final piece is largely responsible for bringing the virus’s spiked outer membrane together with the rest of the cell Understanding this last piece could help researchers to ‘disarm’ the part of HIV that allows the virus to attach toRead More