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Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren't Around?

The Conversation UK | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Cat owners will be well aware that a cat can produce more than one kind of purr, just as they have a whole repertoire of meows, chirps, growls, spits and other sounds.

Brain Training Does Improve Memory And Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Brain training games can help boost memory and reduce the problems associated with the very earliest stages of dementia, such as forgetting where your...

Increased Air Pollution Could Take A Decade Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Increased air pollution can cut a human’s lifespan by between 9 and 11 years, almost a decade longer than most previous estimates had calculated at ...

We Could Be Just 100 Years Away From A Mass Extinction Event

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Current extinction rates are 50 times higher than expected background rates, suggesting that another mass extinction event is underway. But mass extinctions are also about magnitude: if we could travel millions of years into the future and examine rocks preserving today's ecosystems, I'd wager we'd see little evidence of a major extinction event.

Literary Mapping In Digital Space

Professor Sally Bushell | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Sally Bushell

Can you imagine being able to walk along the actual streets of Fagin's London or retrace Heathcliff's journey across the moors? What would it be like to explore Treasure Island alongside Jim Hawkins? A successful grant bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) allows the possibility of experiencing literary space and place in interactive ways that have never existed before.

How Much Celebs Are Rumoured To Get Paid To Post On Instagram, From Kim Kardashian To Zoella

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The highest earners on Instagram have been revealed, with the likes of Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Zoella reportedly earning tens of thousands fo...

Good News, There Is No Known Limit To How Long Humans Can Live For

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech

If life (or the size of your retirement pot) has had you despairing of late, then let us reassure you with the happy news that you could in fact be on...

We Have Three Years To Act On Climate Change Or It's Too Late, Say Researchers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech

We have just three years to turn the tide on climate change and safeguard the future of our planet, according to a group of scientists. According to a...

China Is Building A 'Forest City' And It Looks Absolutely Incredible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

Plans for a green ‘forest city’ that will help to fight pollution are about to become a reality as construction begins on an innovative new projec...

Scared Of Needles? In The Future You Could Have Injections Without Them

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech

Booking a holiday is all fun and games until you remember the dread of visiting the GP to have a needle stuck in your arm before you’ve even set foo...

How Not To Commit Career Suicide On Social Media

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

For one thing, more and more people are getting fired because of posts on social media, whether due to inadvisable Facebook status updates slating their workplaces or getting involved in bad-mouthed Twitter spats.

Physical Exercise Is Actually Good For Your Brain, As Well As You Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

We all know how important exercise is for maintaining our physical health, but new research suggests that it is equally as valuable for the wellbeing ...

Teenager's Science Project Gives Mobility To A Four-Year-Old For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

A four-year-old girl has been given mobility for the first time after being gifted a motorised scooter from a group of local high school engineers. Mi...

Hackers Claim NASA Is About To Reveal They've Already Found Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech

Anonymous Global have claimed that NASA is “on the verge” of telling the world that they have discovered alien life in the cosmos. And not just ...

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Go On Holiday

Chris Smith | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Smith

Wind the clock back twenty years or so, and booking a holiday required a significant amount of work. A good few hours of research, perhaps a few trips...

Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity In Alzheimer's Patients

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that doses of a drug designed to treat epilepsy, also has a benefit in restoring normal brain activity in those with mild Alzhei...

Scientists Have Worked Out Why Darkness Makes Us Sleepy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech

There’s nothing like the frustration of being woken up from a deep slumber because someone decided to switch on the light in the middle of the night...

Tar Pits And Technology - Why Financial Advisers Won't Succumb To The Robots Any Time Soon

Ben Goss | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech
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Ben Goss

I had never spoken in front of 800 people before, let alone told 800 financial advisers at their annual conference, that their industry was about to change so radically that, like the dinosaurs before them, those who failed to adapt would go the way of the tar pit.

What Technology Is The Must-Have For Fashion Bricks And Clicks This Season?

Jon Lord | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech
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Jon Lord

With nearly four-in-ten consumers now shopping on multiple devices, consumers want a consistent experience, whether they are on the shop floor or the mobile app. The industry is facing a huge shift and needs to recognise the challenges and opportunities technology brings.

An Asteroid Strike On Earth Is Just A Matter Of Time, Say Experts

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Tech

Dying in a fiery ball of rock and ash doesn’t exactly sound like the best way to go, but experts have warned that modern civilisation may indeed fac...

Scientists Are Studying A 3,000-Year-Old Prosthetic Wooden Toe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Tech

You might have heard of pirates having a peg leg, but have you ever seen a prosthetic big toe handcrafted out of wood? In what is likely to be one o...

This is What Happens If You Chase The Google Street View Car

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Tech

It has been a whole decade since Google first launched its ‘Street View’ project. Since then the mapping tool has helped us see over five million ...

Twitter Reveals First Person To Have Reached 100 Million Followers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever wondered just how unpopular you are, you should know that someone just managed to reach the milestone of 100 million Twitter follower...

This Is How Cats Conquered The World And Became Our Feline Overlords

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech

In modern-day society, we value cats for their grumpiness, the way they resent everything we try to do for them, and the fact they only want our atten...

Corporate Procrastination: IT Security's Biggest Weakness

Jon Lucas | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

https://pixabay.com/en/security-secure-technology-safety-2168234/ By now, there's no excuse for ignoring IT security - lack of awareness is no longer...