Happy 20th birthday PERL

On the 18th December 1987, the initial version of the programming language Perl was announced by Larry Wall on the news group comp.sources.mis. During the years Perl has become one of the most popula...

D.P. Tammet – The Incredible Brain

Daniel Paul Tammet is a British high-functioning autistic savant gifted with a facility for mathematical calculations, sequence memory, and natural language learning. He was born with congenital chil...

Longest Living Animal?

Clam — 400 Years Old — Found In Icelandic Waters ScienceDaily (2007-10-29) — A clam dredged from Icelandic waters had lived for 400 years. Is this the longest-lived animal known to ...

Extreme growth in atmospheric CO2

A team of scientists has found that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) growth has increased 35 percent faster than expected since 2000. The findings are published this week in the journal Proceedings o...

Microsoft wants to read your mind

Besides running your computer Microsoft now wants to read your mind too. According to Microsoft it is hard to properly evaluate the way people interact with computers since questioning them at the ti...