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  • Changing a Single Gene Allows Mice To Live 20 Percent Longer
    By on August 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “A research team at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has been experimenting with changing mouse genes and seeing how it impacts their life. In a surprising discovery, when targeting just one gene change it was found they could extend the life of a mouse by 20 percent. The gene the researchers focused on is called mTOR and is associated with metabolism. By lowering its expression (to about 25 percent of what (more…)



  • Live – Cricket World Cup
    By on February 24, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Australia are set 207 to win after New Zealand are bowled out inside 46 overs, while Ireland take on Bangladesh in Mirpur.

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  • Editorial: Music games are dead, long live music games
    By on February 13, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Activision Blizzard may have pulled the plug on Guitar Hero this week, but the music genre can still survive. Music game aficionado Dave Rudden pontificates on how Rock Band–with the help of a few other arms of the gaming and music industries–can save it.

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  • Openleaks Goes Live
    By on January 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Underholdning writes “Ars technica leaks the story of OpenLeaks launching. OpenLeaks is an alternative to WikiLeaks, with a few differences. ‘OpenLeaks will not accept or publish documents on its own platform, but rather create many “digital dropboxes” for its community members, each adapted to the specific needs of our members so that they can provide a safe and trusted leaking option for whistleblowers.’ Time will show if this will live next to (more…)

  • Live – Commonwealth Games day 11
    By on October 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    England seek to add badminton gold to a netball bronze, Wales land silver in the rhythmic gymnastics, while Kenyan runners claim a marathon double.

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  • Live text – Murray v Yan
    By on October 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s Andy Murray takes on Chinese wildcard Bai Yan in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters.

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  • Live – Commonwealth Games Day Eight
    By on October 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The 100m women’s sprint champion Damola Osayemi fails a drugs test, while Scotland win shooting gold and Australia beat England in the women’s hockey semis on day eight of the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Live – Commonwealth Games Day Five
    By on October 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Northern Ireland’s Wendy Houvenaghel wins silver in the velodrome, while England secure silvers in archery and shooting on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

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  • Microsoft discounts Xbox Live subscriptions before rate hike
    By on October 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft is offering a renewal discount before the November Xbox Live price increase, offering players two years of service plus…

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  • Halo: Reach Tops Xbox Live Again
    By on October 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Major Nelson has released the latest Xbox Live stats, and guess what? Halo: Reach is the game with the most unique users on XBL and has been the most active for the week of September.

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