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Step back, haters: Firefox phone now has ‘thousands of apps’ and global growth

Firefox OS, the web-based mobile operating system from Mozilla, is making progress toward getting a robust app ecosystem up and running.<p>In a blog post today, team members revealed an interesting tidbit about the platform’s momentum.<p>“In just a few months since the Firefox Marketplace opened with the …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

The First World Trade Center Tower At Ground Zero Since 9/11 Opens Today

Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into the towers.<p>It stands 977 feet tall - a shorter, simpler version of One World Trade Center, which will not be completed until early 2014.<p>The …

How Artificial Chromosomes Could Transform Humanity

Normally, an extra pair of chromosomes would be considered dangerous. But what if we could design our own? According to biologists, we could create …

Mathematics Links Quantum Encryption and Black Holes

A proposed mathematical proof that outlines the way information behaves in coded messages may have implications for black holes. The proof suggests …

Quantum Mechanics

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

147<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Gene Robinson, of Urbana, Illinois, asked some associates in southern Mexico to help him kidnap some 1,000 newborns. For …

Psychology

The Possible Parallel Universe of Dark Matter

I am a light-matter chauvinist. Don’t snicker; you’re probably one, too. Almost all of us are.<p>We think of ourselves, and the world immediately around …

Delay the Decay: How Zombie Biology Would Work - Science Not Fiction

By Kyle Munkittrick | October 29, 2010 5:23 pm<p><i>Halloween is a-comin’ and this Sunday brings us AMC’s The Walking Dead. In honor of that, we’re</i> …

Yahoo Adopted One Of Microsoft's Worst Ideas, Just As Microsoft Killed It Off

Looks like Yahoo and Microsoft are pulling a switcheroo.<p>Microsoft told employees on Tuesday that it's ending its so-called "stack-ranking" system. Under Microsoft's infamous system, workers were ranked on a curve, and those at the low end would be fired or dealt with in some way. The goal in …