Studying Cancer In Tasmanian Devils Could Help Fight Human Diseases

Studying Cancer In Tasmanian Devils Could Help Fight Human Diseases

Emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19, usually come from non-human animals. However our understanding of most animals’ immune systems is sadly lacking as there’s a shortfall in research tools for species other than humans and mice. Our research published today in Science Advances details cutting edge immunology tools we developed to…

This Formula E Team Has A Totally Awesome Livery Designed By An 11-Year-Old

This Formula E Team Has A Totally Awesome Livery Designed By An 11-Year-Old

In a recent contest which paired the Envision Virgin Formula E team with award-winning illustrator Rob Biddulph and National Geographic Kids, children 13 and under were given the opportunity to draw a climate change-influenced Formula E livery. And the winner would get their livery on a real Formula E car….

Lego’s Art Range Lets You Build Portraits of Famous People

Lego’s Art Range Lets You Build Portraits of Famous People

Lego has branched out a lot over the years, but recently it’s really going hard on the adult Lego fans. you know, the ones that actually have the money to spend on the extravagant (and expensive) things the company produces. The latest is called Lego Art, and it lets you…

It Looks Like Google Is Killing Chrome’s Unofficial Forced Dark Mode

It Looks Like Google Is Killing Chrome’s Unofficial Forced Dark Mode

In recent builds of Chrome for Android, Google provided a hidden option that allowed users to force dark mode onto websites that would normally feature bright white backgrounds. Sadly, based on updated settings from the Canary build for next version of Chrome (86), it appears Google is dropping support for…

I Miss the Sony Watchman

I Miss the Sony Watchman

A lifelong obsession with technology has left me with drawers full of gadgets, many of which I don’t even remember buying. But the very first? That memory remains crystal clear. It was a Sony, one of the company’s first truly pocket-friendly portable TVs, and it remains one of my favourite…

Another Star Trek: TNG Star Has Hopes to Appear in Picard

Another Star Trek: TNG Star Has Hopes to Appear in Picard

Orange Is the New Black‘s Julie Lake and Liz Storm are taking on mermaid violence for a new show. Get a look at Lucifer‘s noir-tinged episode. Plus, a glimpse at Shudder’s latest exorcist horror, what’s to come on Stargirl, and a look at NBC’s sci-fi pilot Debris. Spoilers now!

COVIDSafe May Never Use Apple and Google’s API

COVIDSafe May Never Use Apple and Google’s API

In May Apple and Google announced its contact tracing API. Called the Exposure Notification System, its purpose is to support the development of COVID-19 contact tracing apps. While the Australian government has said its testing this with the COVIDSafe app, recent remarks indicate it may never get rolled in. COVIDSafe…

Will the COVID-19 Lockdown Slow the Effects of Climate Change?

Will the COVID-19 Lockdown Slow the Effects of Climate Change?

The COVID-19 lockdown has affected the environment in a number of ways. The first is a reduction in air travel and associated emissions. Globally, air travel accounts for around 12% of the transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and this was predicted to rise. An ongoing reduction in air travel would…

How to Avoid New MacOS Hack

How to Avoid New MacOS Hack

This week security researchers discovered a MacOS hack that is encrypting user files and holding them for ransom. This is what it is and how you can avoid it. MacOS Hack Ransomware attacks on Macs are rare, particularly compared to its PC counterparts. But they can happen. And this week…

Cotton Is Best for Homemade Masks, Study Suggests

Cotton Is Best for Homemade Masks, Study Suggests

A new U.S. government-led study has found that common materials such as cotton can effectively filter particles as small as the coronavirus, especially when layered. The findings offer more evidence that homemade masks can slow the pandemic’s spread and possibly provide some personal protection against covid-19, albeit not as much…