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.

10 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 ...

3 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 ...

5 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

16 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 ...

6 hours ago from Engadget

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IBM to make 'major' announcement Monday

Speculation centers on IBM's chip unit.        

3 hours ago from USA today

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Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile case of abuse on Twitter.

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Facebook warns drug agency over fake profiles

(AP)—Facebook wants the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to confirm that it has stopped operating any fake profile pages on the social network.

Fri 17 Oct 14 from

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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 ...

15 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.

18 hours ago from Arstechnica

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