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The YouTube Paradox And The Off-YouTube Solution

When it comes to video distribution on the Internet, there are few solutions better than YouTube. The company is the No. 1 place to search for and find the video content that viewers want to watch, and for creators it provides a size and scale of audience it can offer videos to.<p>That said, a growing …

Study: People Can Be Trained in Compassion

Equipped with a meditation room for scientific research and a brain-imaging lab, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison examined, for the …

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Apple unveils its latest desktop operating system: OS X Mavericks, coming this fall

Developer conferences have taken a turn in recent years, becoming as much an opportunity for companies to interact with the dev community as a platform for launching hardware outside larger all-industry shows. This year's WWDC, however, has been all about the software thus far. Apple has, as …

Are school science practicals a complete waste of time?

"For many children, what goes on in the laboratory contributes little to their understanding of science". This was the damning conclusion of Dr Derek …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

New to nature No 105: Austeruseus faroensis

The Faroes, located south-east of Iceland in the north-eastern Atlantic, consisting of 18 small islands and a total land area of less than 1,400 sq …

CIA-Funded Startup Palantir Denies Link to NSA — but They Both Make a 'Prism'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On a Friday full of tech-land denials and government distancing and no real answers about how the …

Warren Spector Said If Publishers Didn't Overcharge For Games People Wouldn't Have To Buy Them Used

With Microsoft officially revealing the details of its used games offerings last night online, the Xbox One has come under attack from gamers and members of the press. While Microsoft is allowing the playback and re-sale of used games at approved retailers after the publisher has enabled the …

Inside The Meltdown At America’s Most Conservative, Most Christian Political Consulting Firm

Rex Elsass built a Republican empire on his faith. But he found himself battling his closest allies over his immortal soul.<p>DELAWARE, Ohio — About 30 miles north of Columbus, down the road from a Walmart and across the street from a Walmart-sized Baptist church, a brick-faced Victorian estate stands …

WiSee prototype detects gestures from the next room using only Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a prototype of a system that uses Wi-Fi — and only Wi-Fi — to detect gestures. Called "WiSee," the system cleverly measures the Doppler shifts created by human movement on regular Wi-Fi signals. That means that the system doesn't …

A Navy SEAL's biggest secret: Life as a transgender

Former team members praise Beck's courage to come out after 20 years.<p>In the super-secret world of the Navy SEAL, Chris Beck carried around an explosive secret of his own during his 20 years with the elite, all-male unit: a transgender life.<p>In the memoirs <i>Warrior Princess,</i> published Saturday, retired …

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

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