Facebook launches Rooms app to bring the wild, wild web to your smartphone

Facebook has launched a new iPhone app that wants to bring the anonymous internet forums of the mid-2000s directly to your smartphone.

13 minutes ago from The Independent

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Fossils reveal very awkward dinosaur once roamed the Earth

Paleantologists in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia have discovered new fossils that allow them to create a picture of what one of the most unusually-shaped dinosaurs looked like.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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New evidence on Neanderthal mixing

New research on a 45,000-year-old Siberian thighbone has narrowed the window of time when humans and Neanderthals interbred to between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago, and has shown that modern ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Hate your email? Google knows: its new app promises the earth (and a manageable inbox)

Google has launched a new smartphone app "years in the making" that it claims will let people finally take control of their inboxes.

23 hours ago from The Independent

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Humans were living at extreme altitudes 1000 years earlier than thought

Paleoindians reached new heights soon after arriving in South America

15 hours ago from Science Now

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Christian Bale to play Apple's Steve Jobs

Oscar-winner Christian Bale, best known for his star turn in the blockbuster "Batman" film franchise, will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding

Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Early Easter Islanders had contact with Americas

ANCIENT MARINERS: They may have lived on a remote dot of land in the Pacific, but the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed.

7 hours ago from ABC Science

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Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant

Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in a factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations

Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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