Elon Musk has just pulled off his dream of more than 15 years: fuel up a used rocket booster, fire it off, then recover it for yet another launch. "It's an amazing day for space as a whole, for the space industry," Musk said during a live broadcast of the …read more
Twitter shared today that it has finally flipped the switch on no longer counting usernames against character limits on tweets.
This change was first detailed last fall when Twitter stopped counting media like images and links against the character limit, although the username rule has taken a bit longer to …read more
Perhaps most notably, the report states that streaming music revenue from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube made up the majority of that revenue for the first time ever, while YouTube is again called out for unfairly paying artists.
Although our 2016 revenue report catalogues substantial overall improvement for the …read more
For a while now, Microsoft has embraced Android as a platform with its full Office suite, Cortana, and many other apps.
Now, the company is continuing that work with a "Microsoft Edition" Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ available only in their retail stores.
Details are sparse on what exactly 'Edition' …read more
We told you yesterday that Google is now rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to three Android Wear smartwatches, but the question remains: What about the rest of them?
Here's the full statement from Google: We have started rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to Fossil …read more
Standing firm on the decision it originally handed down in November, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has officially rejected a proposal from a handful of big Australian banks that would have allowed them to negotiate in a group with Apple.
Originally, the Australian banks also argued that Apple's fee …read more
Chances are, if you can buy it or sell it, China has an exchange for it. The latest example? The China Donkey Exchange. It’s one of more than 1,000 trading venues that now dot Asia’s largest economy, up from 300 in 2011, according to SunSirs, a provider …read more
He would buy the raw ivory and then have it turned into the pendants, paperweights and statues that once filled shelf after shelf in his shop, as well as the much larger, elaborately carved whole tusks proudly displayed on plinths of their own.
It is a deeply symbolic moment, a …read more
Thanks to an exquisite 75-million-year-old fossil, paleontologists have crafted the best-ever reconstruction of a tyrannosaur’s face. The fossil skull belongs to a newly described species named Daspletosaurus horneri, which roamed what is now northern Montana and southern Alberta during the Late Cretaceous. Based on the texture of the bone …read more
In convincing the public of the dangers of climate change, nothing would be more powerful than being able to link extreme weather events with our unbridled love for fossil fuels. But that’s hard, even though we know that the likelihood of dangerous cold snaps, floods and droughts increases the …read more
Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road …read more
The young field of quantum thermodynamics, which tries to reconcile quantum theory with the 200-year-old science of heat and entropy, is booming. It’s also causing some heated disputes.
Many physicists hope that rebuilding thermodynamics from the laws of quantum mechanics will help to settle long-debated conundrums. There are practical …read more
The global market for foodstuffs is depleting water sources in many parts of the world quicker than they can naturally be refilled. The complex trade is increasing pressure on non-renewable groundwater, mainly used for irrigating crops such as rice, wheat and cotton.
Pakistan, the US and India are the countries …
We tend to see housecats as aloof and independent, mostly preferring to engage in their own kitty business. But that assumption may be littered with error. Because a new study finds that, given a choice, Fluffy would probably pick you over her favourite toy or treat.
Scientists have analyzed what …read more