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Naked mole-rats behave like plants to survive low oxygen

The naked mole-rat is a cold-blooded mammal that can live to 30, rarely gets cancer and does not feel pain.
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Following an emergency decision to move to Amazon Web Services, Iceland’s Wow Air has wholeheartedly bought into the cloud
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] told Europe's top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi
Google’s latest virtual reality product isn’t exactly consumer-targeted, but it soon will give them more VR content in greater fidelity. In a post Monday, Google announced the Yi Halo and the Jump S
Time magazine has included three planet-hunters on its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”  They are Natalie Batalha of NASA’s Ames Research Cen, a service designed to help users unsubscribe from newsletters and emails from subscription services, has been selling user data to the very companies from which it helps users unsubscribe
In the black community, “the talk” with your children isn’t just that of the birds and the bees ? it’s the one where you explain to them how their skin tone may one day make t
Blake Shelton understands why people are so fascinated with his relationship with Gwen Stefani, but the country music star still can’t believe the rumors about them that get spread.
People in Washington, DC, and around the world came together for the March for Science on Saturday, April 22. which was also Earth Day. The march brought together scientists, science enthusiasts
A new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain scien
Modern propaganda is usually more subtle and clever. What comes out of the White House is more reminiscent of WWI & WWII-era posters. Cartoon by Kirk Anderson.
The financial crisis of 2008 launched a new era for the fintech industry. But even with their nimbler, tech-first approach, many fintech startups still couldn’t crack some of the most heavily regulate
Seven teams remain when it comes to season 29 of “The Amazing Race,” and while the competition should be fierce as the battle rages on to get to the finish line first, the issues seem to stem more in
The state released 41 pages of Apple application documents to Reuters that give some clues about the company's highly secret self-driving effort, which it has never openly acknowledged.
The dream of flying cars is becoming a reality... that is, if you count Kitty Hawk's craft as a car.
Self-driving cars are almost here, and the retail giant may already be considering their potential use for delivering mail.
CM Punk is about to return to national TV, though it won’t be in a WWE ring or the UFC octagon. The former professional wrestler and current MMA fighter has joined the cast of MTV’s next season of “T
Disney Research has developed a projection system that can track the actor's facial movements and change expressions so that the face can be painted with light, rather than physical makeup.
The League Of Legends Mid-Season Invitational starts in just a few weeks, and Riot Games is giving out rewards to celebrate. Like every big event, there’s skins to buy, icons to earn and Hextech Cra
They are doctors, they are engineers, they are scientists — and they are the next group of Canadians who may one day find themselves staring down on
Eric Yuan's Zoom has over 500 employees, and over 200% Y-O-Y revenue growth in 2016, servicing over 18 billion annual minutes, with 50% of the Fortune 500 and 90% of the top 200 Universities as custom
Instagram has crashed for thousands of users in the US and UK around 1PM ET. The firm has yet to reveal the issue behind the glitch, but has announced that the problem has been fixed.
A salmonella scare involving popular jalapeno-flavored chips from Lay’s and Miss Vickie’s brands prompted a major recall on the behalf of snack maker Frito-Lay Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo. The Food
The Kitty Hawk Flyer basically looks like a giant drone, with the driver sitting on top. It falls under the ultralight category, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations.   &
Brands are being battered by consumers. Here's how you stop this and increase your brand's trust levels...
Why isn't milk affected by gravity? This question was originally answered on Quora by Keith Allpress.
The Environmental Protection Agency tweeted Monday morning to assure citizens of the United States the agency would not be taking down its Open Data site. The confusion stemmed from a notice that ap
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How do you get people who live in concrete landscapes to care about their environment and the world in general? Virtual reality might be able to help.
How do spacecrafts manage to travel long distances with so little fuel? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.
We’ve had the chance to tour Maingear’s New Jersey HQ office, though it’s more like an exotic auto shop.
Is Facebook News Feed getting more boring/stale? This question was originally answered on Quora by Abhinav Sharma.
A new observation reveals a look at the landing platform that plunked down into the Eagle Crater back in 2004, along with the nearby parachute and backshell the rover left behind.
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Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they live.
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26 paramilitary personnel killed in central India

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Greece to sell stake in Thessaloniki port operator to German-led consortium

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Man sentenced to 15 years for starting massive Da Vinci blaze in downtown L.A.

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