Universe might be 2 billion years younger: study
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have said the cosmos is expanding faster than previously believed, leading them to believe the universe is significantly younger. But some are skeptical of the findings.
upReach CEO on boosting social mobility, equal opportunities, U.K. workforce
It is no doubt that the job market is tough but if you're from a working-class background it's even tougher. Researchers have found highly qualified employees in the City of London and elite professions were paid less according to their social background. On Bloomberg Equality, we spoke to upReach Chief Executive Officer John Craven, a former BAML trader who gave up the city to set up a charity to help students from less-advantaged backgrounds.
Why residents abandon homes in Ogoni communities
The Genesis Deluxe Cinema in Abuja’s Central Business District is remarkably busy. At 5 pm, a crowd of political and traditional leaders, researchers, civil society advocates, journalists, among a range of others flock to Ceddi Plaza’s second floor. Minutes later, one of the theatres is crammed, with the aisle and entrance also occupied by those who don’t mind standing.
German cockroach gaining rapid resistance to insecticides
Researchers say the findings mean it will become impossible to exterminate the common cockroach with chemicals alone. Female cockroaches have dozens of offspring in a three-month reproductive cycle.
Israeli researchers drink to old times with ancient-style beer
Israeli researchers unveil a beer at a bar in Jerusalem that was brewed from yeast extracted from ancient jars which is similar to what the Pharaohs would have imbibed.
Facebook user data records found on Amazon Cloud
Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing servers.
Researchers have created a bandage that generates a gentle electrical current that helps heal wounds four times faster. The electronic bandage, which has yet to be named, was tested on a group of rodent animals recently.
Chicken poo to energy
Researchers are collecting wet poultry waste and heating it in a bio-mass pressure cooker to mimic coal formation to generate energy.
HoloLens to help improve museum experience
Microsoft's new HoloLens AR headset is being used by researchers at Delft University of Technology to improve the experience of visitors to Leiden's Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden.