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Recent articles by David:

Scientists Just Traced Antibiotic Resistance Millions of Years Into The Past

New research has traced the history of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance back some 350-500 million years, a study in deep microorganism genealogy that could help in our current battle to contain the rise of superbugs. → Read More

Huawei could be about to reveal its own rival to Google Maps

Huawei is continuing to put contingency plans in place if it eventually gets shut out of Google's services. → Read More

The Apple Watch Series 5 launch date may not be far off

Apple could well launch new phones and new smartwatches at the event rumored for September. → Read More

This Superconductor Could Be Key to a Whole Different Type of Quantum Computer

For quantum computing to become fully realised, we're going to have to make a few huge scientific leaps along the way – including finding a superconductor that can act in the same way as silicon does in today's computing. A team of researchers th → Read More

The FDA Is Literally Warning People Not to Drink Bleach Now

Just in case you were in any doubt, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has spelled it out: please don't drink bleach. It will mess up your insides, and it's most certainly not a miracle cure. → Read More

Here's What Happens to Your Body And Brain When You Pull an All Nighter

There are times when it's unavoidable - a dissertation is due, a family member is in the emergency room, it's make-or-break for your company - but you should be aware of just how damaging pulling an all nighter can be for your body. → Read More

You Could Be "Smoking" a Pack of Cigarettes a Day Just by Breathing in City Air

Want to know just how badly polluted the air we're breathing is getting? It can be as harmful for your lungs as a pack of cigarettes a day, new research has revealed. The new data might explain why more non-smokers are getting lung problems tradition → Read More

11 Incredibly Useful Websites You Might Not Know About

The internet is a big place, and there’s no shame in not having gotten around to exploring every last corner of it—but just in case you’ve missed out on some of the very best sites the web has to offer, we’re going to pick out a few lesser-known highlights from our travels that are well worth adding to your bookmarks. → Read More

NASA Has Closely Measured a Shockwave From The Sun For The First Time

Gigantic interplanetary shockwaves reverberate across our Solar System, originating from the Sun and the bursts of charged particles or solar winds escaping it. But measuring such a shock in detail takes some very finely tuned instruments – and sci → Read More

11 Tools You Can Use to Escape Your Robocall Nightmare

If you’re not regularly plagued by unwanted robocalls offering you no end of services, scams, and stuff you don’t want, consider yourself lucky. If these automated calls are a blight on your daily existence, you don’t have to sit back and suffer. We’ve collected some of our favorite tools for offering respite, from tools build by the major carriers, that usually do a great job for a small… → Read More

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery review: one of the most versatile security cameras around

Indoors, outdoors, on a desk, on a wall... this Ring camera can go anywhere → Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 11: leaks, rumours, release date and everything we know

Samsung Galaxy Note 11 rumours and leaks have already begun → Read More

For The First Time, a Rare Type of Space Dust Has Been Found in Antarctic Snow

Scientists studying freshly fallen snow in Antarctica have uncovered a rare isotope of iron in the interstellar dust hidden inside it, suggesting the dust showed up recently. This discovery could give us crucial information about the history of ste → Read More

We have a date for the Huawei Android Q beta – and maybe the Mate 30 launch

More hardware and software details are spilling out of the Huawei Developer Conference this weekend. → Read More

The next super-sized iPhone could be called the iPhone 11 Pro

The latest rumor to reach us ahead of the September launch of the iPhone 11 centers around a "Pro" moniker. → Read More

Black Hole 'Nurseries': New Model Hints Where Rare Black Holes Are Likely to Be Born

Black holes are easily amongst the most enigmatic objects in the Universe, and there's plenty we still don't know about how they're produced and how they evolve. → Read More

The upcoming Apple iPads are tipped to feature more camera lenses

New iPads and iPad Pros could be with us in October, toting cameras very like the ones on the iPhones. → Read More

Sonos looks to be adding Bluetooth to its next speaker

Sonos has a press event scheduled for the end of August and we've now got a hint about what could be in store. → Read More

This Particularly Odd Sleeping Pattern Might Be More Common Than We Thought

What's your usual sleeping pattern? If you're happily tucked up in bed by 8 pm or even earlier, then you might have what's known as advanced sleep phase (ASP). → Read More

The Complete Guide to SSDs in 2019

The solid-state drive or SSD has evolved from an expensive luxury available only to the professional power user to standard issue for anyone picking up a laptop. At the same time, many more standards and technologies have developed around SSDs, meaning picking one isn’t as straightforward as it once was—but we’re going to bring you right up to speed here. → Read More