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30/07/2015 - 10:16
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
You would not normally associate Jane Austen and the murky world of computer hacking together, but canny hackers have been using the romantic novelist’s work to hide their malicious code. In...
29/07/2015 - 10:29
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
The Windows 10 Start menu makes a welcome return (© Microsoft) Who doesn't love free things? That’s exactly what Windows users can look forward to over the next few months as...
28/07/2015 - 12:19
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Although we have sailed past the August 1997 date Arnold Schwarzenegger told us to expect Judgement Day in Terminator 2, more reliable sources than Hollywood have issued a warning that with...
27/07/2015 - 16:17
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
  Remember that moment when the aeroplane swooped over Cary Grant in the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest? Pretty tense wasn’t it? Now, a recent study has tried to solve...
27/07/2015 - 12:00
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI   The New Horizons mission to Pluto keeps delivering the goods when it comes to pictures of the distant dwarf planet and NASA’s latest false-colour...
24/07/2015 - 15:07
Submitted by James Lloyd
Do you prefer relaxing to Norah Jones, or rocking out to the Sex Pistols? Your music taste may provide a window into the way you view the world, according to researchers at the University of...
24/07/2015 - 12:02
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
Artist's concept of Kepler-452b (NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle)   The search for another Earth takes a huge step forward after the Kepler space mission discovers 11 new planets in the habitable...
24/07/2015 - 09:06
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 27 July Mind Changers BBC Radio 4, 11:00-11:30am Claudia Hammond introduces us to the pioneers of 20th-century psychology. This...
24/07/2015 - 08:20
Submitted by James Lloyd
A fossil of a four-legged snake has been unearthed in Brazil, providing new clues as to how snakes slithered into the world as they are today. The discovery is further evidence that snakes did not...
23/07/2015 - 12:31
Submitted by Alexander McNamara
The University of Essex has started drawing together plans to build a whopping 50m-long by 50m-deep pool, which would make it the largest research pool in the world. By comparison, NASA’s...
20/07/2015 - 16:50
Submitted by James Lloyd
Think you know a lot about geography? If so, you're more likely to claim to know about made-up locations, according to researchers in the US. Psychologists at Cornell and Tulane Universities...
17/07/2015 - 15:29
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 20 July Mind Changers BBC Radio 4, 11:00-11:30am Claudia Hammond introduces us to the pioneers of 20th-century psychology. This...
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