A gigantic cavity two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 300 metres tall has been found at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. About the size of Florida, the glacier is responsible for approximately 4 per cent of global sea level rise. It holds enough ice to raise the world...
The debate over the potential harms and benefits of vaping has raged on for years. But the results of a large trial in the UK have provided the pro-vaping side its biggest win yet. It found that people trying to quit smoking were almost twice as likely to succeed...
A team working on widening the A14 have found evidence of what archaeologists believe to be the first beer brewed in the UK. Experts working on the road improvements between Cambridge and Huntingdon said tiny fragments of charred residue from the brewing process were found in excavated earth. They believe the...
He originally vowed to fight tax charges against him, but Cristiano Ronaldo is now expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. In 2017, the soccer superstar was accused of failing to pay 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million US) in taxes. He was alleged to have avoided paying taxes by funneling...
Actor Liam Neeson is mourning the loss of his nephew who has died five years after suffering head injuries in a 20ft fall from a phonebox on a night out. In June 2014, Ronan Sexton was out with friends in Brighton when he climbed up the kiosk on the city's...
New year, worse weather. After a relatively mild start to the winter season, 2019 is about to get a lot colder—and the polar vortex is to blame. This whirlwind of cold air forms every fall and sits in the stratosphere above the North Pole, but it split into multiple parts...
A giant 87 gigabyte archive consisting of 773 million unique email addresses and their associated cracked, or dehashed, passwords has been spotted being promoted on an online hacking forum. This file is being called "Collection #1" and was designed to easily be used in credential stuffing attacks. Credential stuffing is...
The “world’s loneliest frog,” once thought to be the last of its species, now has a girlfriend after scientists in Bolivia trekked to a remote rainforest seeking a mate for the solitary amphibian, named Romeo. Naturally, his new partner has been dubbed Juliet. Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog, was captured...
After unveiling their self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers in 2017, Nike is finally bringing their most ambitious footwear technology development to the sports world with the Nike Adapt BB, the first basketball performance sneaker with the Beaverton-based footwear giant’s automatically-cinching power laces. Much like in the popular 1985 film Back to...
The story of Antarctic melt is a tale of two ice sheets. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet rests on a base that is below sea level—meaning that warming ocean waters wash beneath the ice, melting it from below. Meanwhile, East Antarctica’s ice sheet, which holds 10 times more ice...