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It was well past midnight when Michael Abrams, Claire Bedbrook and Ravi Nath crept into the Caltech lab where they were keeping their jellyfish.

London stripped Uber [UBER.UL] on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.

Just 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world’s largest study of physical activity

In groundbreaking research, CRISPR/Cas9 used to study human development for the first time.

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Hurricane Maria has caused catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico and left a wake of heavy rainfall that NASA measured using a fleet of satellites in space. NASA satellite imagery also saw Maria's eye close up as it tracked across Puerto Rico and re-open after its exit.

Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explores how investment in data can help drive gender equality. A key agenda item at this year’s annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, under way this week, will be to assess global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s consensus roadmap for solving the world’s biggest challenges by 2030.

Hermit crabs are well known for their ability to turn an empty shell into protective armour, but it seems that shells aren't the only armour around.A new species of hermit crab that shelters in solitary corals has been discovered in southern Japan.

Plate tectonics may have gotten a pretty early start in Earth’s history. Most estimates put the onset of when the large plates that make up the planet’s outer crust began shifting at around 3 billion years ago. But a new study in the Sept. 22 Science that analyzes titanium in continental rocks asserts that plate tectonics began 500 million years earlier.

Quick switch simply disconnects phone from access points and devices rather than turning off the radios, in move criticised by security researchers

The Hubble space telescope has seen a lot of weird things that defy easy definition. Here's one more for the list – a binary asteroid that's also a comet.

An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that gravitational waves may oscillate between two different forms called "g" and "f"-type gravitational waves. The physicists explain that this phenomenon is analogous to the way that neutrinos oscillate between three distinct flavors—electron, muon, and tau. The oscillating gravitational waves arise in a modified theory of gravity called bimetric gravity, or "bigravity," and the physicists show that the oscillations may be detectable in future experiments.

Global study reveals that gender stereotypes become ingrained in "tween" years, leading to life-long health consequences - particularly for girls

A duo or trio of powerful antibodies was effective at stopping an HIV-like infection in lab monkeys, two studies find.

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı TEOG'un kaldırıldığını açıkladı. Bundan sonra ne olacağı, yerine hangi sistemin geleceği halen belirsizliğini koruyor. Ortada, çerçevesi net bir eğitim reformunun olmamasının yaşattığı bu belirsizlikse hayli ürkütücü. Bu belirsizlik ortamında medyada önemli tartışmalara şahit oluyoruz. Bu tartışmalara katkı sağlamak amacıyla, PISA 2015 sonuçlarına göre dünyanın en başarılı öğrencilerini yetiştiren ilk 10 eğitim sistemindeki lise öğrenimine geçişi ülke ülke sizler için derledik. 1.Singapur Singapurlu öğrenciler, ilkokul 6. sınıfın sonunda yani 13 yaşındayken İlköğretim Okul Bitirme Sınavına (PSLE) giriyor. Bu sınav, öğrencilerin altı yıllık ilköğretimde neler öğrendiğini ve ortaöğretime geçmek ve ondan fayda sağlamak için yeterli bir temel kazanıp kazanmadıklarını değerlendiriyor. Ayrıca öğrencilerin, ebeveynlerin ve öğretmenlerin, her çocuğun güçlü yanlarının neler olduğunu belirlemelerini, ortaöğrenimini çocuğun öğrenme ihtiyaçlarına uygun hale getirmeyi ve

Regular visits to the dentist are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. But what if you could give your oral health a boost by receiving a vaccine on top of your regular dental care routine?

A newly discovered hermit crab takes its cue from peanut worms and uses walking corals as a permanent shelter.A new species of hermit crab discovered in the shallow waters of southern Japan has been enjoying the perks of living like a peanut worm. Like the worms, the 7- to 8-millimeter-long hermit crab uses corals as a covering, researchers report September 20 in PLOS ONE.

Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.Several prominent reviewers said Wednesday they could not recommend the device because of a wifi glitch that causes cellular connectivity problems.

Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung. Google expects the deal to close by early 2018, provided it gets the all clear from regulators.

Admission comes as British PM and French president propose fining firms that move too slowly to remove extremist content. Facebook has conceded that technology companies could do more to counter online extremism after Theresa May and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, proposed fining firms that move too slowly to remove extremist content being shared by terrorist groups.

CERN's director general explains why scientists should be heard at the highest levels of policy-making.The second half of the 20th century saw a convergence of science and policy. This led to the creation of several intergovernmental scientific organisations in Europe, starting with CERN in 1954, which are all now world-leaders in their fields.

As kids, our parents drill it into our brains. As adults, we see it posted near bathroom mirrors everywhere. We’re constantly reminded of the importance of washing our hands, yet sometimes we still ask ourselves if it’s really such a big deal. One high school teacher in North Carolina has come up with a brilliant, albeit slightly nauseating experiment that shows the potency of germs in full view, and it just might save a few sinuses this flu season.

hile some still try to deny that our climate is changing, others have to deal with it already. The residents of Los Angeles are among them, and now they’re looking for some ‘outside the box’ ideas to fight the unbearable heat. To combat temperatures that reach 130 -140 degrees on the road’s surface, the city of Los Angeles has started a pilot project to test out the “cool pavement.” 15 streets were covered with this asphalt-based paint-like substance to cool down the streets by about 11-13 degrees Fahrenheit and therefore cools down the buildings around them.

Polaroid instant-photo cameras have been around for years, but as the technology improves, so does the capabilities of it. And finally, the know-how is here to build an instant-GIF camera! In this DIY project, a rather brilliant engineer named Abhishek has tackled yet another whacky idea of his to update the classic Polaroid OneStep camera with the 21st-century tech. Hence, the “Instagif NextStep” was made, capable of capturing a short video of the moment and loop it like a proper GIF.

With the increasing online frauds and identity thefts, Blockchain can help mediate the trust between consumers and sellers.Consumers are becoming more apprehensive and sceptical in conducting online transactions due to various scams entangled with online transactions.

Google is holding a big launch event on October 4th, but somebody let the cat out of the bag early. On Tuesday, Droid Life published pictures allegedly of the new Google Pixel smartphones and a Google Pixelbook laptop that the company was expected to unveil at the event.

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Not all iPhones and iPads will be able to run iOS 11: anyone with an iPhone 5 or 5C, or iPad 4 or older is out of luck. But the majority of devices bought in the last few years will be able to download the update for free via the Settings app or through iTunes on a computer. If you have any older apps installed that haven’t been updated in a while, be warned that they may not work after installing iOS 11, as it drops support for 32-bit apps. Most will be fine, but you can find out if any of the apps you have installed on iOS 10 won’t work before updating.

The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.Size matters when it comes to extinction risk, with vertebrates in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" - not too big and not too small - winning out, say scientists. Action is needed to protect animals at both ends of the scale, they say.

A three-week archaeological dig in the English Channel took a bizarre, inexplicable turn, after researchers chanced upon a carefully cut grave hidden in the soil – the contents of which were definitely not human.

A new study suggests that older barn owls hear just as well as younger ones.Barn owl ears age well. Unlike other animals, the birds don’t suffer from hearing loss as a hallmark of aging, a new study suggests.

For the first time, astronomers have observed a fast-rotating star emitting polarised light, a phenomenon that was first predicted over 50 years ago but has eluded our instruments until now.

Scientists have discovered the existence of a type of particle that's never previously been observed, which demonstrates unprecedented chemical stability for its kind.

Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem - many since Monday morning. One common issue seems to be that sent emails remain in the drafts folder and are not being delivered to recipients.

Policy debates on climate change and sustainable development routinely cite the massive numbers needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): an additional $1 trillion annually in clean energy investments to limit global warming to below 2 degrees and between $5-7 trillion a year to achieve the SDGs. These numbers are overwhelming – but there is good news. When put in context with broader economic activity, these are far more manageable than they first appear.

A new study has revealed that at least one dinosaur species laid eggs that were a striking blue-green colour - and that suggests the creatures were even more like birds than we previously thought.

An algae species that grows on glaciers gives the snow a crimson hue, which increases the amount of sunlight that the snow soaks up and makes it melt faster, new measurements confirm. Algae that give snow a red tint are making glacial snow in Alaska melt faster.

It’s back-to-school season in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, as teachers, students and administrators are ushering in a new year of learning. Though schools around the globe have different start dates, calendars and traditions, the first day of a new term is an exciting time filled with the prospects of gaining more knowledge, making new friends and building community.

Kyle Hubler is in his fourth year of teaching seventh and eighth graders at Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro. When he found out he’d be moving to a new classroom for the 2017-2018 school year, he decided to decorate it around one of his and his students’ favorite themes: Harry Potter.

Hurricane Maria has “rapidly” intensified into a major hurricane and will likely begin pounding populated areas Monday afternoon or evening, the National Hurricane Center warned. Forecasters reported Monday that Maria had grown into a Category 3 hurricane moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

While the scientists are warning that the humanity is rapidly approaching the point, after which the drastic climate change is pretty much irreversible, others try to prove them wrong and destroy even those minor improvements we managed to reach. While people and nature are already dealing with the environmental consequences of irresponsible humans’ behavior and are forced to live in the circumstances of terrible pollution, the shortage of drinking water and the lack of food, others promote the production that damages the environment and fosters climate change, continue denying the damaging effects and making money on something that makes the bright future of further generations quite questionable.

C.F. Møller‘s International School Nordhavn, the biggest school in Copenhagen, Denmark, has made a leap into the 21st century by transforming more than 6,000 square meters of its facade with over 12,000 solar sea-green panels. None of that sounds like a small feat, but surprisingly, making clear panels in one specific color was one of the biggest challenges that took researchers around 12 years to figure out.

New iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will stop ads following Safari users, prompting open letter claiming Apple is destroying internet’s economic model

For the first time ever, scientists have stored light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip - something the researchers compare to capturing lightning as thunder.

Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday.

An international team of researchers has found evidence of an ancient meteorite colliding with ground rock on Earth, producing the highest temperature ever recorded on the planet's surface. In their paper published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the team describes their findings after studying an impact crater in Canada and how they were able to calculate the temperature for an impact that occurred so many years ago.

In one species of spider, unmated females not only care for other spiders’ offspring, they allow the tiny spiderlings to devour their insides

Water waves bolster theory that accelerating space travelers really feel the heat.

It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

“Babasının oğlu” deyiminin birebir geçerli olduğu bir baba oğulla tanışın. Avustralyalı ünlü belgesel programcısı Steve Irwin’in oğlu Robert Irwin, babasının ölümünden sonra onun izinden giderek tıpkı babasının yaptığı gibi dünyanın doğayla ve vahşi hayvanlarla ilişki kurmasına yardım etmeye devam ediyor.

A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.Journalist Maryn McKenna opens Big Chicken by teasing our taste buds with a description of the succulent roasted chickens she bought at an open-air market in Paris. The birds tasted nothing like the bland, uniform chicken offered at U.S. grocery stores.

Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based on the belief behaviours have underlying drivers which may be unrecognised and unconscious.

It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning them is still unproven.Central banks already use electronic money - only a very small proportion of their assets are now backed by gold - but this is exchanged in a centralized fashion, across accounts at the central bank.

What’s the single most important thing driving the world’s economies? It isn’t multinational corporations, infrastructure or technology, it’s the education and the skills we all have as individuals. It may be known by the anonymous-sounding term ‘human capital’, but it is about teaching, learning and training; it’s about investing in people. And how we do it is a key factor in ensuring economic growth in the future.

It's tough being different - especially when you're an 8-year-old who absolutely loves bugs and brings them to school as friends.

When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom, leaving a hole behind. For a long time, scientists have suspected that the liberated electron and the positively charged hole form a new kind of quasiparticle—known as 'core-exciton'. But so far, there has not yet been a real proof of its existence. Scientists have a wide range of tools to track excitons in semiconductors in real-time. Those are generated by ordinary light, and can be employed in various applications in optoelectronics and microelectronics. On the contrary, core-excitons are extremely short-lived, and up to now, no technique was available to track their motion and deduce their properties.

Failed stars called brown dwarfs straddle the line between big planets and small stars. An observation of a magnetic field puts another tick in the star column

Researchers are turning to nature to create adhesives that work in the wet environment of the human body.

The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.

The latest entry in the long-running "Mario" franchise puts everyone's favorite plumber into his strangest adventure yet.Mario's been to a lot of weird places, and he's done a lot of strange things, but nothing compares to the surreal and bizarre world of "Super Mario Odyssey." "Super Mario Odyssey" is the next major flagship game in the classic franchise, from Nintendo's world-class internal teams — and it's nearly here.

US credit rating firm’s announcement comes after UK authorities order it to alert British clients of cybersecurity breach. About 400,000 people in the UK may have had their information stolen following a cybersecurity breach at the credit monitoring firm Equifax. The US company said an investigation had revealed that a file containing UK consumer information “may potentially have been accessed”.

Six graphics that explain climate change as world leaders gather in Paris for COP21.A breakthrough deal to attempt to limit global temperature rises was agreed at a conference of world nations in December 2015. These charts from the time show how and why the Earth’s climate is changing.

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it .This is reflected in the many variations of cannabinoid or cannabis-based medicines available to improve sleep – like Nabilone, Dronabinol and Marinol. It's also a common reason why many cannabis users seek medical marijuana cards.

Nano-sized balls of melanin and silica generate durable colors.Tiny balls of melanin could someday paint the rainbow. They’re one of the key ingredients in a new way to craft a spectrum of structural colors — hues created when light interacts with special nanostructures.

As a CEO at a tech company, I've learned to hone complementary skills to propel our business forward.A few weeks ago I was hosting an informal chat with some interns at our San Francisco office. I try to do this at our major offices throughout the summer because it's important that every person working on our business (even if it's just for a few weeks) understands how their contribution connects to our mission.

Dr. Travis Bradberry shares the skills you should learn that will pay dividends forever.The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you’ve made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.

Apple plans to release more details about Face ID privacy and security before the device goes on sale.In the three days since Apple took the wraps off the iPhone X, the forthcoming device's facial recognition capabilities have drawn a substantial amount of attention.

New data from GTM Research suggests that rapid adoption of solar power could mean that its global gigawatt capacity rivals that of nuclear power by the end of 2017.Solar energy has been on the rise, and based on new data from GTM Research, it could rival nuclear energy in terms of global capacity by the end of 2017.

Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs. The complaint, filed Thursday on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the last four years, provided the most detailed formal accounts to date of gender discrimination and pay disparities at the company after months of criticisms and a growing chorus of women publicly speaking out.

Hydrogen has huge potential as a clean energy source, but so far we haven't been able to make fuel cells cheaply or efficiently enough. Now scientists are using quantum technology to explore how solar power could unlock all that potential.

Instagram ‘influencers’ told to clarify paid-for ads, while health claims are taken down after advertising breaches

A fresh look at Type 1a supernovae under a revised model of how the Universe is expanding has led researchers to suggest there might be no need for dark energy after all.

The world of nanosensors may be physically small, but the demand is large and growing, with little sign of slowing. As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties such as motion become challenging to develop.

The Christmas Island pipistrelle is no more, and the world's largest antelope is at risk, according to the latest update to the Red List of Threatened Species

Scientists spar over a 10th century woman who may have had serious fight in her.

Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences could change the body right down to a genetic level.Researchers can now accurately predict whether a handful of genes responsible for regulating inflammation are altered by identifying key childhood events, suggesting the illnesses we get later in life could be the result of events in our formative years.

Carbon dating has revealed that the Bakshali manuscript housed in Oxford contains the earliest known version of our modern zero symbol -- and it is nearly 2000 years old

Science News is on the scene at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the big finish of the Cassini mission to Saturn.

BTCC will stop trading at the end of the month amid a widening crackdown on virtual currencies.

Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said its business partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) had been "persistently" overstating its rights over a memory chip unit that the Japanese firm is looking to offload, showing the two remain at loggerheads over the $18 billion sale.

New products have same price in both currencies, suggesting Apple is taking advantage of British customers’ acceptance of price hikes since the EU Referendum. Tuesday’s iPhone X launch event brought familiar news to British viewers: the Brexit-induced devaluation of the pound means that everything is really, really expensive.

An artificially intelligent chatbot that provides free legal advice has been configured to help victims sue hacked credit report giant Equifax without a lawyer.DoNotPay bot prints documents to help users sue Equifax in small claims courts for up to $25,000.

Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, making a significant leap forward in our modelling of chemical reactions.

A new survey suggests that many postpartum women who suffer from depression, anxiety and other mood disorders don’t get the help they need.Words can’t describe the pandemonium that follows a child’s birth, but I’ll try anyway. After my first daughter was born, I felt like a giant had picked up my life, shaken it hard, martini-style, and returned it to the ground. The familiar objects in my life were all still there, but nothing seemed to be the same.

Apple has big plans for augmented reality but faces strong competition from Google and Microsoft.And slap bang in the middle of the iPhone 8 unveiling, a long section about AR, and a demo from a games developer - a clear signal that the company sees the technology as a key attraction in its new phones.

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone."

An ancient echinoderm fossil preserves evidence of tube feet like those found on today’s sea stars.Sea stars and their relatives eat, breathe and scuttle around the seafloor with tiny tube feet. Now researchers have gotten their first-ever look at similar tentacle-like structures in an extinct group of these echinoderms.