From The Anthill to Coronavirus: What You Need To Know and BudPod: This week’s top podcasts

From The Anthill to the topical Coronavirus: What You Need To Know, Girl Taken and Phil Wang’s hilarious BudPod, this week’s top podcasts By Leaf Arbuthnot Published: 22:01 BST, 4 April 2020 | Updated: 00:49 BST, 5 April 2020 The Anthill Why are conspiracy theories so hard to suppress? What is the meaning of nothing? … Read more

The ‘urban forests’ of New York revealed: New study finds the city has five MILLION trees

The ‘urban forests’ of New York revealed: New study finds the city has five MILLION trees in ‘forested natural areas’ Researchers carrying out a huge survey of New York City’s trees Teams spent two years collecting data in 53 designated forested natural areas  By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com Published: 23:00 BST, 6 December 2018 | … Read more

Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies

Modern technology is ‘shining a light’ on what daily life was like in ancient Egypt by using lasers, X-rays, and infrared to examine the bones of mummies.  A number of bone samples dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years have been tested using the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Labs in California.  It works by … Read more

Ford’s noise-cancelling dog house can keep your pup calm during fireworks and thunderstorms

Ford unveils noise-cancelling dog house that can keep your pup calm during fireworks and thunderstorms The noise-cancelling dog kennel uses active noise control to limit loud noises An automatic glass door and ‘anti-vibration block risers’ also reduce sounds Ford said the futuristic dog house isn’t on sale for now, as it’s just a prototype By Annie … Read more

The AI that could keep you happy at work: Ex-Google team reveal software that ‘nudges’ workers

Can an AI keep you happy at work? Ex-Google team reveal software that ‘nudges’ workers with messages throughout the day The startup, called Humu, uses AI to ‘nudge’ staffers to complete certain tasks Uses machine learning to analyze data and find areas they can improve upon ‘Nudges’ are then delivered to managers and staff via … Read more