Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on land

Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on land

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Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on land Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils — the tracks and trails left by ancient animals — in sedimentary rocks that…

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Comixify uses machine learning to turn video into a comics

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Comixify uses machine learning to turn video into a comics Comixify Tons of comic books have come to life as movies, but researchers at the Warsaw University of Technology have developed a system for turning live-action video into a comic. Comixify picks…

Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

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Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms In the beginning, life was small. For billions of years, all life on Earth was microscopic, consisting mostly of single cells. Then suddenly, about 570 million years ago, complex organisms including…

Facebook makes an even bigger deal of your ‘Life Events’

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Facebook makes an even bigger deal of your ‘Life Events’ Tim Robberts via Getty Images Big milestones deserve big announcements, which is why Facebook is giving its Life Events feature a revamp. Previously, when you added a Life Event such as an…

10 Cryptocurrency Gifts for the Bitcoin Fanatic in Your Life | Crypto Briefing

10 Cryptocurrency Gifts for the Bitcoin Fanatic in Your Life | Crypto Briefing

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10 Cryptocurrency Gifts for the Bitcoin Fanatic in Your Life | Crypto Briefing Everyone’s rushing to put out holiday gift guides, and Crypto Briefing is no exception. Market stabilization from holiday 2017’s alleged price manipulation has cryptocurrency investors stressing, but the industry…

Life has a new ingredient: Inosine could be a potential route to the first RNA and the origin of life on Earth

Life has a new ingredient: Inosine could be a potential route to the first RNA and the origin of life on Earth

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Life has a new ingredient: Inosine could be a potential route to the first RNA and the origin of life on Earth Our prehistoric Earth, bombarded with asteroids and lightening, rife with bubbling geothermal pools, may not seem hospitable today. But somewhere…

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018 How will technology change your life in the near future? Artificial intelligence will greatly hasten the design of innovative drugs and materials. Advanced diagnostic tools will enable increasingly personalized medicine. Augmented reality will be everywhere, overlaying…

The best VR gifts

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The best VR gifts Virtual reality offers all manner of immersive experiences, including short films, but gaming is where VR really shines right now. So, if you have a gamer in your life who seems to already have everything, consider giving them…

The offbeat stuff from our holiday gift guide

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The offbeat stuff from our holiday gift guide You could always buy someone in your life headphones, a fitness tracker or a camera as a gift this holiday season. But if you’re shopping for the sort of early adopter who likely already…

A life cycle solution to fossil fuel impacts

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A life cycle solution to fossil fuel impacts Pennsylvania’s energy history is rich with the quantities of fossil fuels that it has produced, but is also rife with the environmental legacies of coal mining and, more recently, hydrofracturing. Water that finds its…

Verily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project

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Verily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project Verily In 2014, Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences subsidiary, teamed up with Alcon to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels in tears. The idea being that diabetics would have an easier, less invasive…

Google’s next Wear OS update does even more to extend battery life

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Google’s next Wear OS update does even more to extend battery life Cherlynn Low / Engadget A major update for Google’s wearable Android platform only just arrived and now we’re hearing about the next Wear OS version. Today Google announced that “System…

The best mobile and computer accessory gifts

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The best mobile and computer accessory gifts If there’s someone in your life who spends most of their time with a phone in their hand or at a computer, we’ve got you covered for gift ideas with our holiday gift guide. We’ve…

The best home and kitchen gear to give as gifts

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The best home and kitchen gear to give as gifts There are plenty of technology gifts that can make someone’s domestic life easier, but where to start? For this year’s holiday gift guide we’ve chosen eight devices that can help out in…

Business as usual for Antarctic krill despite ocean acidification

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Business as usual for Antarctic krill despite ocean acidification While previous studies indicate some life stages of Antarctic krill may be vulnerable to ocean acidification, the research published in the Nature journal Communications Biology found that adult krill were largely unaffected by…