Shrinking dinos gave rise to birds

FAMILY TREE: Birds survived the extinction of other dinosaurs because they evolved four times faster and kept getting smaller than their relatives

10 hours ago from ABC Science

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Facebook's launches first app, offering free access to Wikipedia, job listings and baby care in developing countries

Facebook's initiative launched last year with the intention of working with industry companies to reduce the cost and hassle associated with getting online developing countries.

22 hours ago from The Independent

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SR Labs research to expose BadUSB next week in Vegas

A Berlin-based security research and consulting company will reveal how USB devices can do damage that can conduct two-way malice, from computer to USB or from USB to computer, and can survive ...

14 hours ago from

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Tesla loss widens as it ramps up expansion plan

US electric automaker Tesla Motors reported Thursday a widening loss in the past quarter amid record revenues as it ramped up plans for a giant battery plant for future vehicles.

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France's Illiad bids for T-Mobile US: report

Shares in T-Mobile jumped Thursday on a report that French telecommunications firm Iliad is bidding to buy the US wireless service carrier.

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CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

For months, CIA Director John Brennan had stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant ...

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Deep-sea octopus keeps record-breaking four and a half year vigil over her eggs

Scientist have found what must be nature's most dedicated mother – a deep sea octopus that tended to her clutch of 160 eggs for neraly four and a half years, most likely not eating once during ...

12 hours ago from The Independent

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RFID tags to enable real-time tracking of NFL players

Following in the footsteps of the NBA, which introduced player tracking technology in every one of its arenas for the 2013-14 season, the NFL has announced its own player tracking system. Unlike ...

1 hours ago from Gizmag

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New Oculus Rift dev kit uses front of a Galaxy Note 3 as its screen

It doesn't get much more "off-the-shelf" than this: the new Oculus Rift developer kit uses the front half of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 for a display. Samsung's logo is in its usual ...

14 hours ago from The Verge

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The most gender-equal tech company still hires mostly men

Copying the lead of other big tech companies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google, eBay has detailed its workplace diversity for the first time. The figures released show a company ...

1 hours ago from The Verge

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