A brain cartographer suggests the cluster of cells appears unique to humans and may be responsible for fine motor control.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The gut microbiome is the sum total of all the micro-organisms living in a person’s gut, and has been shown to play a huge role in human health. New research has found probiotics — usually taken as supplements or in foods such as yoghurt, kimchi or […]
Enlarge / These are the relatively recent remains of an ancient temple in the tropical forest of Cambodia. (credit: Annalee Newitz) It’s an idea that could transform our understanding of how humans went from small bands of hunter-gatherers to farmers and urbanites. Until recently, anthropologists believed cities and farms emerged about 9,000 years ago in […]
New submitter omaha393 writes: Researchers have addressed a perplexing issue in physics: the existence of time crystals. Time crystals, previously only hypothetical in nature, are structures that oscillate without any external energy supplied. The idea of time crystals set off a massive feud among physicists, arguing that such a state of matter could not exist. […]
Non-invasive scanning technologies have revealed that the Great Pyramid still has significant secrets, 4,500 years after it was built.
For months now, the digital rights management solution known as Denuvo has proven utterly impervious to cracks and workarounds—so impervious that a major piracy group warned games may become completely “crack-proof” within two years (that same group later took a public break from even attempting any more single-player hacks). In recent days, however, the first […]
(credit: Khürt Williams) The TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts is safer than some studies have suggested, according to a comprehensive security analysis conducted by the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology. The extremely detailed 77-page report comes five weeks after Google’s Project Zero security team disclosed two previously […]
Twitter’s in-Tweet Buy button, previously reserved for a select few #brands, might be about to see some real action: according to a report from Re/Code, 100,000 merchants from the Shopify network will get access to the Buy button in the near future. Prepare yourself for some RT capitalism. Read more…
TechCrunch is hearing from a few sources that GoFundMe, a crowdfunding and fundraising startup, is seeking venture financing after bootstrapping the company since 2008. According to those sources, Accel Partners is in the mix, and one says they may be leading the round. Sources said the valuation is around $500 million, though one source said the […]