Gift Guide: Indie games for players worn out on AAA titles  TechCrunch · 2 hours
2018 has been a big year for big games, and with new titles from the Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty, and Battlefield franchises... more
Ex-Googlers meld humans & machines at new cobotics startup Formant  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Our distinct skillsets and shortcomings mean people and robots will join forces for the next few decades. Robots are tireless, efficient, and reliable, but in a millisecond through... more
A new model of ice friction helps scientists understand how glaciers flow  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Despite the looming ecological consequences, glacier motion remains poorly understood. The bedrock, the ice-bed interface and the water-filled cavities all affect friction and influence... more
Assessing the promise of gallium oxide as an ultrawide bandgap semiconductor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
In microelectronic devices, the bandgap is a major factor determining the electrical conductivity of the underlying materials, and a more recent class of semiconductors with ultrawide... more
Today's children reach bone maturity earlier, study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier -- by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys -- according to a new... more
Tesla’s China factory and the missed growth opportunity  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Tesla made its ambition for world domination known when it announced its intention to build a factory in China. The move makes sense — but it might be shortsighted. more
You can use SteamVR with Windows Mixed Reality. Here's how.  Windows Central · 2 hours
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is here in the form of a bridging app, letting you inject yourself into the vast Steam platform. You're now getting... more
Artificial intelligence meets materials science  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A research team is harnessing the power of machine learning, data science and the domain knowledge of experts to autonomously discover new materials. more
Graphene's magic is in the defects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A team of researchers has solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer graphene structure on an atomic level. more
Greener days ahead for carbon fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A discovery shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient -- all through a single copper catalyst. more
Buruli ulcer: Promising new drug candidate against a forgotten disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation. The current antibiotic treatment is long and has severe adverse side effects.... more
Ashen is an engaging RPG you should definitely play  Windows Central · 1 hour
Is Ashen as great as we were all hoping? For the most part, yes. Ashen, a new Dark Souls-inspired action RPG, made a surprise arrival. Going in, expectations were high... more
CordCutters Podcast Episode 8: All About Chromecast  Windows Central · 1 hour
Hey, great, you can buy a Chromecast on Amazon. Are the petty little squabbles between Google and Amazon finally over? Maybe, but I wouldn't bet on it. But in any case, you can now... more
A versatile vaccine that can protect mice from emerging tick-borne viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Researchers have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans. They also... more
New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Identifying the best material for a given application -- catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices -- is traditionally a slow and... more
With a focus on high-risk patients, researcher eyes eliminating TB for good  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A focus on high-risk tuberculosis patients may be the answer to stalled progress in stamping out the illness in the United States. more
Study: Twitter is a 'toxic place' for women - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
Female journalists and politicians received a "problematic" or "abusive" tweet every 30 seconds on average, says a study by Amnesty International and Element AI. more
Catalyst's Waterproof AirPods Case is Now Available From Apple  MacRumors · 52 minutes
The Catalyst Waterproof AirPods Case, designed to protect your AirPods case from liquids, is now available from the... more
Instagram adds new ‘Questions in Live’ and interactive music features in Stories  9to5Mac · 2 hours
Instagram is out today with several updates to its iOS and Android apps. A new “Questions in Live” feature allows users to interact in... more
Graphene's magic is in the defects  nanowerk · 46 minutes
Researchers have solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer graphene structure on an atomic level. more
Chemistry: The vanished mirror image  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Enantiomeric molecules resemble each other like right and left hands. Both variants normally arise in chemical reactions. But frequently only one of the two forms is effectual in biology and medicine. Hitherto, completely converting this mixture into the... more
How to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack for free - CNET  CNET · 50 minutes
Even if you haven't seen the show, the music offers a fascinating, toe-tapping, semiaccurate history lesson. There are at least three ways to hear it without... more
Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds perform dramatic aerial courtship dives to impress females. In a new study, scientists have shown that diving males closely time key... more
Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of costs. In a... more
Machine-learning research unlocking molecular cages' energy-saving potential  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Nanosized cages may play a big role in reducing energy consumption in science and industry, and machine-learning research aims to accelerate the deployment of these remarkable molecules. more
Nearly one in five Tibetan refugee schoolchildren has tuberculosis infection, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team of researchers says it... more
Medical News Today: Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings  MNT · 2 hours
Losartan potassium is a drug that effectively treats high blood pressure and diabetic neuropathy. This article provides an overview of the benefits, effectiveness, side effects, and warnings associated with losartan potassium. more
To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
West Virginia serves as harbinger of health woes: overdoses, suicides, obesity and sinking life expectancy more
Hitman 2 gets festive with the free ‘Holiday Hoarders’ pack  Windows Central · 2 hours
Hitman 2 is going festive. Warner Bros. released Hitman 2 on Xbox One and other platforms on November 13, 2018. In order to become the perfect assassin, you... more
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden  PHYS.ORG · 36 minutes
NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen—last week. more
Narrowing the Universe in the Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 38 minutes
Humankind’s exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where... more
Google opening new AI lab at Princeton University to foster academic collaboration  9to5Google · 2 hours
Over the past year, Google AI has opened a number of research facilities around the world. The latest will be a lab at Princeton... more
Instagram adds new ‘Questions in Live’ and interactive music features in Stories  9to5Google · 2 hours
Instagram is out today with several updates to its iOS and Android apps. A new “Questions in Live” feature allows users to interact in... more
How breast cancer avoids immune system detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 40 minutes
Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,000 breast cancer patients and found that breast cancer behaves differently than other cancers that are currently treated with immunotherapy. They identified seven clusters of breast cancer patients... more
Experts identify 'tipping point' in tree disease outbreaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Experts have found a way to model disease progression and predict the 'tipping point' of a disease, providing early warning indicators that an epidemic is imminent and action needs to be taken. more
[Update: Likely not] LG reportedly bringing a foldable smartphone to CES 2019  9to5Google · 1 hour
CES is a yearly show where companies try to show off the latest and greatest technology, but it’s becoming less and less about new... more
9to5Mac Daily: December 18, 2018  9to5Mac · 13 minutes
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 49 minutes
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billlion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 hour
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 minutes
A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017 -- near the time when the dam's... more
Upwind wind plants can reduce flow to downwind neighbors  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 minutes
New research highlights a previously unexplored consequence of the global proliferation of wind energy facilities: a wake effect from upwind facilities that can reduce the energy production of their downwind... more
Recruiting ants to fight weeds on the farm  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 minutes
Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil's surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less to preserve... more
The importance of 'edge populations' to biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 minutes
More than two-thirds of Canada's biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country's borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how much effort should... more
Technique allows integration of single-crystal hybrid perovskites into electronics  nanowerk · 46 minutes
Because these perovskites can be synthesized at low temperatures, the advance opens the door to new research into flexible electronics and potentially reduced manufacturing costs for electronic devices. more
California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths  ABC NEWS · 58 minutes
Authorities have arrested a Southern California doctor on charges of doling out illegal prescriptions they say were part of a pattern that led to five fatal overdoses and the death... more
Pence misses launch but treated to new SpaceX crew capsule  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Vice President Mike Pence missed seeing a SpaceX rocket soar Tuesday. But he still got to view the company's new crew capsule, designed to carry astronauts to the... more
System monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
A new system allows detailed real-time observations of how materials are affected by a high-radiation environment. The system could accelerate the development of better materials for nuclear plants. more
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of spirulina?  MNT · 2 hours
Spirulina is blue-green algae often hailed as a superfood. It contains many key nutrients and may have wide-ranging benefits, including for blood pressure, diabetes, and removing toxic chemicals from the... more
Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. A new study estimates there are 2025 million takeaway containers... more
Gene identified with a key role in plant adaptation to fluctuating soil salinity levels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Researchers have identified modifications in a sodium transporter gene with key consequences for plants needing to adapt to fluctuating soil... more
Carbon nanotubes mime biology  nanowerk · 9 minutes
Scientists have created polymer-based membranes with 1.5-nanometer carbon nanotube pores that mimic the architecture of cellular membranes. more
Neutron micelle measurements lend insights into improved drug delivery  PHYS.ORG · 36 minutes
Micelles are unique biological structures in that they are an assembly of molecules with properties that both attract and repel water. They form around other molecules to help them travel... more
Pick up a $25 Starbucks eGift Card at Amazon and you'll get $5 back  Windows Central · 29 minutes
I'll take a triple grande two-pump mocha, please. Amazon is offering a $5 promo credit when you purchase a Starbucks... more
Scientists develop a new method to revolutionise graphene printed electronics  nanowerk · 46 minutes
Scientists have found a low cost method for producing graphene printed electronics, which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of conductive graphene inks. more
Southwest forest trees will grow much slower in the 21st century  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Southwest forests may decline in productivity on average as much as 75 percent over the 21st century as climate warms, according to a University of Arizona-led... more
Universities ‘held hostage’ in Nicaragua’s political crisis  Science Magazine · 52 minutes
Intensifying oppression by President Daniel Ortega paralyzes higher education and research more
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden
[Update: Likely not] LG reportedly bringing a foldable smartphone to CES 2019
Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1 after release of iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2
Trump revives US Space Command for military operations - CNET
HTC ‘rebooting’ smartphone sales with flagship and mid-range models in 2019
Google Home can now read events from shared G Suite calendars for some users
The 10 best documentaries of 2018
The 10 best documentaries of 2018
The 10 best documentaries of 2018
The 10 best documentaries of 2018