Life on Earth goes back at least two billion years, but it was only in the last half-billion that it would have been visible to the naked eye. One of the enduring questions among biologists is how life made the jump from microbes to the multicellular plants and animals who rule the planet today. Now, scientists have analyzed chemical traces of life in rocks that are up to a billion years old, and they discovered how a dramatic ice age may have led to the multicellular tipping point.
All the details on the upcoming eclipse over the American sub-continent (repost) https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/07/27/the-sights-safety-and-science-of-the-great-american-eclipse/?c=0&s=trending#7057dd851365
Super-thin semiconductors delay the ‘death’ of silicon https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/13/super-thin-semiconductors/
Choosing the right DB for your various tiers of your application stack (repost) http://sdtimes.com/choose-right-database-microservices/
Comparison JAX-RS vs. Spring REST (repost) https://dzone.com/articles/lets-compare-jax-rs-vs-spring-for-rest-endpoints
Do you want a better operating system than Windows 10? Want a great Linux desktop? Then Linux Mint 18.2 is for you. http://www.zdnet.com/article/mint-18-2-still-the-best-linux-desktop/
Malicious DNA Code Infects Computer That Reads It (repost) https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/09/malicious-code-written-into-dna-infects-the-computer-that-reads-it/
CERN researchers succeeded in their goal of measuring the spectrum of light emitted from hydrogen’s mirror particle, antihydrogen. Now the researchers have detailed evidence of the structure of antihydrogen using spectroscopy… Learn more at the link below: http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-captured-the-first-spectral-fingerprints-of-antimatter
NodeJS developers should be aware of the crossenv malware that’s infecting systems. http://blog.npmjs.org/post/163723642530/crossenv-malware-on-the-npm-registry
[embed]https://www.ted.com/talks/shubhendu_sharma_how_to_grow_a_forest_in_your_backyard#t-539876[/embed] Forests don’t have to be far-flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are – even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur and TED Fellow Shubhendu Sharma grows ultra-dense, biodiverse mini-forests of native species in urban areas by engineering soil, microbes and biomass to kickstart natural growth processes. Follow along as he describes how to grow a 100-year-old forest in just 10 years, and learn how you can get in on this tiny jungle party.
Google’s Artificial Intelligence Destroyed the World’s Best Go Player. Then He Gave This Extraordinary Response http://flip.it/bgZ8ED