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...
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham. Understanding more precisely how the brain retrieves information could help us better assess the reliability of eye witness accounts, for example of crime scenes, where...
Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have reportedly welcomed their second child together - a bouncing baby boy! According to The Sun, the pair are said to be "over the moon" with their newborn, who they welcomed in December 2018, and have named him Forrest after Tom Hanks' character in...
Last night should have been an untarnished and perfect evening for Lady Gaga. The performer, who won a Golden Globe just last week for her song (alongside her co-writers) 'Shallow', though missed out on her Best Actress award (to Glenn Close) had her dreams come true at the Critics' Choice...
Scientists may have solved one of the riddles about the famous giant statues of Easter Island—why long-ago inhabitants placed them where they did. A new study in PLOS One makes the case that the statues went up to designate sources of fresh water, one of the island’s most precious commodities....