5 benefits of dogs in the office

Need we say more? By Holly Patrick – Bringing pet dogs into the workplace is becoming increasingly common. Large companies like Google, Ticketmaster, and challenger bank Monzo are just a few that have joined companies in the pet sector (like Pets at Home) …

“Impossible” giant planet found orbiting small star

By Michael Irving – An artist’s illustration of a gas giant planet like GJ 3512b orbiting a red dwarf star.  CARMENES/RenderArea/J. Bollain/C. Gallego.   An unexpected discovery is challenging our accepted understanding of how planets form. Astronomers have spotted a gigantic gas planet orbiting …

How the Smiths took over Europe

In more than a dozen countries as far apart as Portugal and Russia, ‘Smith’ is the most popular occupational surname. By Frank Jacobs – Image: Marcin Ciura.   ‘Smith’ is not just the most common surname in many English-speaking countries In local translations, …

GoPro goes modular for Hero8 Black actioncam

By Paul Ridden – Add-on accessories for the GoPro Hero8 Black include a Media Mod and Display Mod.  GoPro.  – After a short online teaser campaign, GoPro has pulled back the curtain on the successor to last year’s Hero7 Black. The Hero8 Black benefits …

Ancient scrolls charred by Vesuvius could be read once again

US scientists say it may be possible to decipher words using new x-ray technique Nicola Davis @NicolaKSDavis – One of the Herculaneum scrolls scientists are hoping to read with x-ray technology. Photograph: Diamond Light Source/Digital Restoration Initiative, University of Kentucky.  When Mount Vesuvius …