Ancient fish reveals the roots of sex

ORIGINS OF LIFE: The sexual act where two creatures physically join together to to create new life first began 385 million years ago, according to a new fossil study.

8 hours ago from ABC Science

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Mummy remains refute antiquity of ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease that causes inflammation in the spinal joints and was thought to have affected members of the ancient Egyptian royal families. Now a new study published ...

2 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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Powering up the poor shouldn't hurt the climate

When countries get rich, their emissions rise – but connecting poor rural households barely affects greenhouse gas emissions

15 hours ago from Newscientist

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Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge ...

5 hours ago from Engadget

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IBM to make 'major' announcement Monday

Speculation centers on IBM's chip unit.        

2 hours ago from USA today

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BBM Gets Message Retraction And Ephemeral Features

Ever wished for the power to retract a message after you had mistakenly sent it? Well you will soon be able to do that in BlackBerry Messenger. BlackBerry’s head of product and ...

13 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Gigabit cellular networks could happen with 24GHz spectrum, FCC says

Indoor coverage will be difficult with ultra-high frequencies, however.

17 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola's upcoming Droid Turbo

So far, the pictures we've seen of Motorola's soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been... incomplete. You won't have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. ...

8 hours ago from Engadget

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Rare white rhino dies in Kenya, pushing breed close to extinction

One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, leaving the sub-species on the verge of extinction, experts said Saturday.

Sun 19 Oct 14 from

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