Topic: Science & Tech

The First Mobile Phone Call Was Made 75 Years Ago

The evolution of the cell phone illustrates what it takes for technologies to go from breakthrough to big time

Could Mitochondria Be the Key to a Healthy Brain?

The German Autobahn System: The Benefits of Unlimited Speed

Check Out the Anti-Drone Weapons Carried by Security at Biden's Meeting in Brussels

The unique weaponry carried by a security detail guarding the meeting is a reminder of how serious the threat of assassination by drone is.

Bombshell Report Finds Phone Network Encryption Was Deliberately Weakened

A new paper shows that two old encryption algorithms still used in mobile networks can be exploited to spy on phones' internet traffic.

Siri, Alexa and Google Home Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions

Fox News’ Bret Baier Has Been Spreading Climate Misinformation Since 2009: Report

Eighty-seven percent of Special Report’s climate segments since 2009 either spread misinformation or perpetuated false or misleading narratives, says Media Matters.

German Industry Could Win Big With New Quantum Computer

Despite its reputation as an industrial and research powerhouse, Germany has fallen behind when it comes to quantum computing. But a new computer at home could change all of that.

Scientists Just Discovered This "Living Fossil" Has an Incredible Lifespan

Scientists found that the coelacanth, a fish popularized in "Animal Crossing" and once thought extinct, may live for much longer than previously realized.

The $11BN Tunnel Connecting Scandinavia to the Mediterranean

Apple’s Emoji Keyboard Is Reinforcing Western Stereotypes

The feature associates “Africa” with the hut emoji and “China” with the dog emoji.

Irreversible Warming Tipping Point May Have Been Triggered

The Force That Could Redraw the Peninsula of India

If you try to think of somewhere calm and peaceful, you might conjure up an image of an idyllic sandy beach. But in South India, many of its much-loved beaches are anything but secure.

The Antidote to Snapchat Dysphoria? Getting Weird

How Solid-State Battery Technology Will Change the World

Solid-state batteries promise a future of safer, cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and longer-lasting batteries.

How Humans Think When They Think as Part of a Group

The fancy word for it is "entitativity," and it’s produced when people act and feel together in close proximity. We need it more, but we’re getting it less.

Aliens, Science and Speculation in the Wake of ʻOumuamua

An alien-made artefact or just interstellar debris? What ʻOumuamua says about how science works when data is scarce

Biohackers in Space (Almost)

Earth's Fifth Ocean Just Confirmed

Inventor of the Graphite Anode says He Can Now Charge an Electric Car in 10 Minutes

Dr Rachid Yazami shares his predictions for EV batteries with The Register

You're Probably Not Using the Web's Best Browser

With endless new customization options, like new email clients and a feed reader, Vivaldi 4.0 just got better.

Will Humans Ever Learn to Speak Whale?

What do those clicking sounds mean?

'Crazy Worms' Threaten America's Trees and Maple Syrup : NPR

Walter Pichler’s Futuristic Visions From the ’60s

TV-Helmet (Portable living room), 1967 Prototypes, a series of sculptures made in the ’60s by Walter Pichler, explore the overlap of architecture/design/sculpture. The materials (polyester,...

Securely Erasing Your iPhone or iPad

If you can’t power on your mobile device, Apple has no answers for you. But you can still obliterate the data. Here’s how.

SpaceX Mars City: Bezos and Branson Reveal the Flaw in Elon Musk's Vision of Space

The three billionaires are locked in a race to reach space ” but some future visions look more promising than others.

The Powerful New Use for Cocoa

The world's largest producer of cocoa, Ivory Coast, has found an inventive use for the cocoa plant that could power millions of homes.

How Hackers Used Slack to Break Into EA Games

A representative for the hackers explained to Motherboard how the group stole a wealth of data from the game publishing giant.

The Blurry Boundaries Between Nation-State Actors and the Cybercrime Underground

The blurry boundaries between nation-state actors and the cybercrime underground

Hackers Breach Electronic Arts, Stealing Game Source Code and Tools

Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on...

A Gray Whale Swam Halfway Across the World, Setting a New Record

The 40-foot male traveled from the North Pacific to Namibia, the first sighting of the species in the Southern Hemisphere.

I Saw Millions Compromise Their Facebook Accounts to Fuel Fake Engagement

When I worked at the social network, I saw how users in the Global South shared their accounts with shady middlemen. The practice erodes public trust and is corrupting civil discourse around the...

Shrink-Wrap Plastic History: A Little Heat Goes a Long Way

Discussing the radiant techniques required to shrink-wrap an object before you buy it. You can thank frozen turkeys for making it possible.

Russia Is Escalating Its Campaign to Control the Internet

For a decade, the Kremlin has sought to control online information. But anti-government protests earlier this year have kicked efforts into higher gear

What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Asking science to determine what happened before time began is like asking, "Who were you before you were born?"

More Than 17 Million Salmon Will Be Released Into San Francisco Bay in Massive Bid to Save Species

Commercial and recreational salmon fishing generates more than $900 million annually for California.

Watch Former Air Force Pilot Breaks Down UFO Footage

Andrea Themely, current commercial pilot and former Air Force colonel, dissects some famous UFO footage released by the U.S. government.

Facebook Plans First Smartwatch for Next Summer With Two Cameras

A way for Facebook to get around Apple and Google.

Why Zebras Were Never Domesticated

There's a reason why humans don't ride zebras.

There’s a New Ocean Now

On World Oceans Day, Nat Geo cartographers say the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name: the Southern Ocean.

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