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    Climate change linked to more flowery forests, study shows

    Assistant Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau studied a 28-year record of flower activity in Panama's lush Barro Colorado Forest Credit: Stephanie Pau New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. FSU researchers studying the rich tropical forests […] Больше

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    A stopwatch for nanofluids: NIST files provisional patent for microflowmeter

    Close-up of a microflow system with red dye in fluid channel. Credit: NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of liquids—as small as nanoliters (nL, billionth of […] Больше

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    Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

    In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a clerk reaches to a shelf to pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse, in New York. Amazon says it is boosting the price of its monthly Prime membership fees for new and existing members by nearly 20 percent. The online retailer says […] Больше

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    Study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class

    Middle class describes an economic tier between rich and poor. It implies upward mobility and a break from poverty. But a recent article co-authored by Portland State University anthropologist Charles Klein shows that the term does little to shine a light on the real lives of people who make it into this social classification. It […] Больше

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    Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

    "Instagram has decided to join forces in the fight against illegal online hate speech and will now also apply the code of conduct," EU Justice and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova told reporters Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, […] Больше

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    NASA bumps astronaut off June spaceflight in rare move

    In this Sept. 16, 2014 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Jeanette Epps participates in a spacewalk training session at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. In June 2018, Epps was supposed to be the first African-American to live on the International Space Station, but on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, NASA announced it was pulling her […] Больше

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    More self-driving tech in VW’s next-generation Golf

    Existing Golf models have a range of driver assistance features, including parking aids, staying in lane and maintaining safe distance in traffic jams and emergency braking; but they remain far removed from visions self-driving cars The world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen said Friday it would stuff even more technology into the next generation of its top-selling […] Больше

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    Fanconi anemia: Insight from a green plant

    Peter Schlögelhofer's research group at Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna. Credit: Peter Schlögelhofer Fanconi anemia is a human genetic disorder with severe effects, including an increased risk of cancer and infertility. Work in animal systems has identified many factors involved in Fanconi anemia and showed that these factors function in repair of DNA. […] Больше

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    Early Trump support climbed in areas with recent Latino population growth: study

    Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy in June 2015 with a bold, double-edged promise: that he would build a "great wall" on the border separating the United States and Mexico, and that he would make Mexico pay for it. That polarizing statement, since repeated ad nauseam by commentators on both sides of the political spectrum, […] Больше

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    Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

    The epicenter was located in the Gulf of California, 76 kilometers northeast of Loreto, a small city in the state of Baja California Sur, the National Seismological Service said Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake—but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said. The epicenter was […] Больше

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    Microsoft, Alibaba AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading test

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain First, they beat us at chess. Then it was Go. Now it's basic reading comprehension. The robots are coming. Two artificial intelligence programs created by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Microsoft beat humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test, Alibaba said recently. Alibaba took the honors as creator of the […] Больше

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    Рабочие на поставщиков Apple жалуются на небезопасные условия

    Во второй раз в три месяца, Apple сталкивается вопросы об условиях труда на своих китайских поставщиков. Доклад Китай труда смотреть претензии не прекращающиеся нарушения в технологии Ловец, светло-металлического завода в китайском промышленном городе Суцянь, что делает продукцию для Apple и других технологических компаний. Кроме того, Блумберг Новости поговорил с сотрудниками на ловца, один из которых […] Больше

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