A 14,000-year paleoecological reconstruction of the sub-Antarctic islands has found that seabird establishment occurred during a period of regional cooling 5,000 years ago. Their populations, in turn, shifted the Falkland Islands ecosystems through the deposit of high concentrations of guano that helped nourish tussac, produce peat and increase the incidence of fire. …read more
The iPhone 12 is officially available today and it’s got us thinking about chargers. In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Apple removed the power adapter (and earphones) from the box of its latest smartphones. You’ll only get a Lightnin… …read more
Stress is present everywhere, even bacteria and plant cells have to cope with it. They express various specific stress proteins, but how exactly this line of defense works is often not clear. A group of scientists has now discovered a protective mechanism in cyanobacteria as well as in chloroplasts of plant cells. …read more
ClipDrop, a new app that lets your phone’s camera quickly grab objects from your environment and place them into desktop apps, is now available to try. It’s a neat twist on AR, that makes the physical world digital, instead of projecting digital images onto the world around you. Promotional videos of the beta app show it being able to photograph everything from plants to TVs and then quickly imported into documents as cropped objects.
Digne says the tool lets you import images and even text from books, for example, into a variety of software and websites, including Photoshop (where ClipDrop has a plugin available to allow objects to be dropped in as a new layer with an editable mask), Google Docs, PowerPoint, Figma, Canva, and Pitch….
‘Centre has no powers to take away Jammu and Kashmir’s special status,’ says PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti
Mufti held her first party meeting in Srinagar on Thursday, nine days after her release from 14-month detention on October 13. …read more
Like the proverbial Model T, the PlayStation 5 will launch in any color you like, as long as it’s white. If that doesn’t match your decor or taste, a company called PlateStation has unveiled a series of third-party colored plates to make your console… …read more
Deepika Padukone, Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan will be working together in #Prabhas21 …read more
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s birthday wish for BFF Malaika Arora involves throwback picture with Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan officially declared Malaika Arora BFF as she shared the picture with Saif Ali Khan …read more
The smart speaker that got things started is back, and it looks a little different now. Nathan Ingraham reviewed the new spherical Amazon Echo, and the good news is that no matter what you think of its looks, it sounds better than ever. Adding an ext… …read more