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Male frog's 'cat call' helps bats track it down

Male frog's 'cat call' helps bats track it down

While the male tĂșngara is being romantic and serenading females, frog-eating bats are using the ripples created from its singing to target the frog.
Ananth Baliga
Polar bears forced to change diet due to retreating ice

Polar bears forced to change diet due to retreating ice

Polars bears are having to shift their diet from eating seals and other marine animals to plants and land animals, largely due to the climate change.
Ananth Baliga
Researchers use fruit flies to detect cancer cells

Researchers use fruit flies to detect cancer cells

Fruit flies have been used by researchers to detect cancer cells just by their smell, and not only can they distinguish them from healthy cells, they can also differentiate between different types of cancer cells.
Ananth Baliga

Apple reported readying larger-display iPhone models

Apple may offer two iPhones with larger displays this year, dumping the plastic exterior of last year's poorly selling 5C model, the Wall Street Journal says.

Study: Texting while walking negatively affects balance

Texting on a phone while walking affects body movement with possible dangerous effects on a person's gait, posture and balance, Australian researchers say.

Genetically engineered yeast, table sugar used to make biofuel

Researchers in Texas say they've developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar.
New atomic clock accurate to 1 second over 5 billion years

New atomic clock accurate to 1 second over 5 billion years

U.S. scientists have unveiled an experimental atomic clock they say is so precise it would neither gain nor lose 1 second in about 5 billion years.
NASA plans busy 2014 schedule of Earth science missions

NASA plans busy 2014 schedule of Earth science missions

NASA says five Earth science missions will be launched into space in 2014, the busiest science launch program in more than a decade.
Indonesia makes arrest in case of smuggling protected wildlife

Indonesia makes arrest in case of smuggling protected wildlife

Indonesian officials say they arrested an international wildlife trader who specialized in smuggling baby primates, Komodo dragons and other protected wildlife.

Lenovo to buy IBM's low-end server business for $2.3 billion

Multinational computer and electronics firm Lenovo said it would buy the low-end server business from U.S. technology giant IBM for $2.3 billion.

Web developer says Chrome voice feature possible security flaw

The way Google's Chrome browser allows web apps to access microphones in computers is a potential security flaw, an Israeli web developer says.

Kentucky abortion bill would require face-to-face meeting with doctor

A bill that would require women to have face-to-face consultations with a doctor before an abortion has passed the Kentucky Senate, officials say.

Study: Nighttime smartphone leaves people tired at work the next day

Using a smartphone to get some more work done at night results in less work being accomplished the next day, a Michigan State University business scholar says.
Study: Overfishing threatens a quarter of the world's sharks and rays

Study: Overfishing threatens a quarter of the world's sharks and rays

A quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades through overfishing, Canadian scientists say.
Apple to offer fix for iPhone 'screen of death' reboot bug

Apple to offer fix for iPhone 'screen of death' reboot bug

Apple has announced an update to its iOS 7 operating to fix a glitch that has seen its smartphones occasionally and randomly rebooting.

Research: Global warming could threaten future Winter Olympic Games

Global warming may mean only six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to host the Games by the end of this century, researchers say.
Students in England chance upon an exploding star

Students in England chance upon an exploding star

Students at the University College of London happened to chance upon a supernova 12 million light-years away in Messier 82, while attending a telescope workshop.
Ananth Baliga

Energy Department funds vehicle efficiency research

The U.S. Energy Department said it would help advance development of better and cleaner consumer vehicle options with $50 million in funding.
Fossil could be of ancestor of all modern dolphins, toothed whales

Fossil could be of ancestor of all modern dolphins, toothed whales

A previously unknown type of fossil dolphin that could be the ancestor of modern dolphins and toothed whales has been identified, New Zealand scientists say.

Fastest-ever broadband transmission speeds achieved in Britain

A test of broadband speeds in London has yielded the fastest rate ever, fast enough to transmit 44 uncompressed high-definition films a second, experts say.

Gender differences found in memory; men have more problems remembering

There are gender differences in memory, Norwegian scientists say, and men have more problems than women do in remembering dates, faces or conversations.

Human error may have tripped up China's Internet Great Firewall

Human error probably caused a glitch in China's Great Firewall that saw millions of Internet users ironically rerouted to a U.S. security website, experts say.

Verizon says U.S. government made 320,000 requests for data in 2013

Verizon says it received more than 320,000 requests for customer information from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in 2013.

Study: Anonymity online increases amount of hateful language

Anonymity makes a difference online, U.S. researchers say, with more than half of anonymous comments containing vulgar, racist, profane or hateful language.

Warming in northern and tropical Atlantic changes climate in Antarctic

Gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change at the other end of the world in Antarctica, U.S. scientists say.
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