News: Tech & Science

My Health Record: The Case For Opting In

Wednesday  03:06,   18 july 2018
lifehacker.com.au

The My Health Record opt-out period begins this week, and you have until October 15 to pull your records out of the scheme.  The My Health Record opt-out period begins this week, and you have until October 15 to pull your records out of[...]
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Virgin Mary statue appears to 'weep' olive oil tears that smell like roses

Wednesday  00:40,   18 july 2018
usatoday

The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces is investigating a Virgin Mary statue that appears to be weeping in a Las Cruces, New Mexico, church.Bishop Oscar Cantú of the diocese — which spans all of southern New Mexico, including Hobbs — said Friday a[...]

Scientists just found a dozen new moons around Jupiter — including one they're calling an 'oddball'

Tuesday  23:30,   17 july 2018
businessinsider.com.au

While searching for a hypothetical planet at the far edges of our solar system known as Planet Nine or Planet X, a team of astronomers discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter.Researchers announced Monday that they'd discovered a dozen new moons[...]

The battle of the jets: Putin's lavish plane interior - including gold-plated toilet - is revealed... so how does it compare to Air Force One?

Tuesday  23:06,   17 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The Russian president has one of four lavish £390million IL-96-300PU presidential jets to call upon for travel while Donald Trump relies on his own private airliner - Air Force One, a 747.The Russian president's aircraft touched down in the Finnish[...]

A new species of poisonous snake has been discovered in Australia

Tuesday  19:53,   17 july 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Biologists discovered a new species of bandy-bandy snake at Weipa on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula. A team of biologists led by The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Bryan Fry discovered the bandy-bandy snake at[...]

Clues Point to Occupant of Ancient 'Mystery' Sarcophagus

Tuesday  19:52,   17 july 2018
nationalgeographic

A sealed black stone coffin discovered in Egypt has sparked the imagination of the Internet. But who's the likely—or unlikely—owner?Officials at Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities are reportedly exasperated from fielding countless global press[...]

Scientists learn to repair human bones by studying coral reefs

Tuesday  15:52,   17 july 2018
popsci

Protecting corals from climate change could save lives.Unfortunately, coral skeletons are made of calcium carbonite, which breaks down in the human body before new bone can grow on it, so it can’t be used as-is. While researchers have developed a[...]

Are You Using Your Favorite Emojis Right?

Tuesday  15:52,   17 july 2018
ibtimes

Here’s a little refresher course.The best way to show your appreciation is by learning what your favorite emojis actually mean and how they’re supposed to be used, according to one of the largest emoticon databases,[...]

The weather looks fine on this nearby Earth-like planet

Tuesday  15:52,   17 july 2018
cnet

Ross 128 b is the second-closest rocky planet beyond our solar system, but it may be the nearest exoplanet worth checking for aliens.While the nearest star beyond our sun, Proxima Centauri, appears to blast its only known planet with nasty[...]

IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents

Tuesday  15:51,   17 july 2018
reuters

<p>International Business Machines Corp on Monday asked a U.S. jury to award it $167 million in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon Inc of using patented technology without authorization.</p>IBM lawyer John Desmarais[...]

Scientists develop the world's first 3D color X-rays

Tuesday  11:11,   17 july 2018
engadget

A New Zealand company has generated the first 3D color X-Ray images of the human body by using an advanced medical scanner. The scanner utilizes CERN's Medipix3 technology and has been in development for a decade. It's able to produce high[...]

Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest

Tuesday  11:11,   17 july 2018
engadget

Back in 2013, developer Marco Arment sold his popular read-it-later app Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that had previously acquired Digg.&nbsp;Two years ago, Pinterest bought the little company to "accelerate discovering and saving[...]

Here's what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S10, including a new feature you won't find on iPhones

Tuesday  11:11,   17 july 2018
techinsider.io

Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup is expected to be composed of three models when it launches next year, according to a well-known research analyst.He believes the S10 lineup, which is usually launched in the spring, will come with three models: one[...]

These tiny tree shrews can handle hotter peppers than you

Tuesday  08:51,   17 july 2018
popsci

These tree shrews can handle the heat.&nbsp;And now we know why they can handle the heat. Most mammals don’t want anything to do with spicy foods. Capsaicin, the chemical that makes chili peppers hot, ignites mammals’ pain pathways, causing a[...]

Apple teases new emoji, including new bald, red, curly and white hair

Tuesday  07:56,   17 july 2018
msn

More than 70 new emoji are coming to an iPhone or Mac computer near you this year.The announcement is timed to coincide with World Emoji Day, which is July 17. The annual event was created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge in 2004 and the date was[...]