It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over …read more
A rare albino orangutan was rescued earlier this month from a village in Indonesia where it was kept in a cage.
The five-year-old orangutan, which was rescued from the Kapuas Hulu district in Borneo, has made quite a comeback, gaining up to 10 pounds in a couple of weeks.
The …read more
Born on May 10 with a single, enormous eye in the center of its face, a baby goat has survived a surprising eight days in a village in Assam, India.
The goat’s condition, called cyclopia, is characterized by the developing brain’s failure to separate into two hemispheres. As …read more
Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there. The island has about 200 residents who rely on agriculture and fishing. Locust infestation is a recurring problem.
A member of the local administration, Stella Spanou …read more
Out latest study reveals that at lower sea levels, this island was used as a hunting shelter between about 50,000 and 30,000 years ago, and then as a residential base for family groups by 8,000 years ago.
We do know that the earliest Australians were originally seafarers …read more
Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows.
The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented …read more
As a spring snowstorm barreled into Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on May 16, three figures ambled down the road, the mighty Teton mountains towering behind them.
Grizzly bear 399, arguably the most famous wild mother bear in the world, had returned yet again to her familiar haunt, Grand Teton National Park …read more
Android apps for Chrome OS are still slowly rolling out, but Google very much wants developers to optimise their applications for Chromebooks and larger screened devices.
While the Friday afternoon session was primarily devoted to Chromebooks, Google notes that there are many "large screen devices," citing the Lenovo Yoga Book …read more
Android Auto is arguably one of the best in-dash systems on the market, especially compared to the receivers that come pre-installed in some new cars. Thankfully, if your new car’s entertainment system doesn’t include Android Auto, you can swap it out for a number of Pioneer aftermarket units …read more
Jailbreak developer Elias Limneos has accomplished a feat with his jailbroken device that some are hoping will eventually be a standard feature on iPhones. He’s made it so that his jailbroken iPhone responds to NFC-enabled devices. Thus far, Limneos has tested his hack with NFC-enabled tags, but the proof …read more
In an email sent to affected users and in a message posted on Medium, Twitter explains that phone numbers and emails were exposed for "less than 24 hours."
Here is the full message Twitter is sharing in wake of the bug: Dear Vine account holder, We would like to inform …read more
Apple has been celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day all week, highlighting its Accessibility features and sharing the stories of those who use them. To cap off its celebrations, Apple yesterday held a concert at its headquarters with Stevie Wonder…
Apple held the concert as part of its annual “Beer Bash …read more
The multi-city restaurant app, Zomato, sent a public message after it was recently hacked where 17 million accounts were breached. It said in the message that it was talking with the hacker who was very willing to assist them in rectifying the hack. The 'friendly' hacker only wanted them to …read more