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In 165-Million-Year-Old Fossil, Evidence That Fur Predates Mammals

Meet Megaconus mammaliaformis, a furry proto-mammal and, in the words of one researcher, "your great-great-grand uncle 165 million years removed."<p>Meet <i>Megaconus mammaliaformis</i>, a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal recently discovered in Inner Mongolia, China. This squirrel-sized dude evolved long …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Gene study uncovers origins of many common cancers

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers in Britain have set out the first comprehensive map of mutational processes behind the development of tumors - work that should in future lead to better ways to treat and prevent a wide range of cancers.<p>In a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, …

NASA satellite data reveals Russian meteor dust traveled across the world

Remember that giant meteor that exploded over the Russian city Chelyabinsk back in February? You may have forgotten all about it, but NASA hasn't. The agency today released a new animated video of data collected by its Suomi-NPP weather observation satellite, which reveals that after the meteor …

How New Cars Are Putting All Of Their Power In Half The Space

Next-gen cars' incredible shrinking engines<p>THE TREND<p>Last summer, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation threw down the gauntlet: They set a new standard that will require the average car to run at 54.5 miles per gallon—nearly double today's average—by 2025. …

'Plants vs. Zombies 2' review: a leaf to the past

<i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> fans are worried. After releasing the beloved original to much acclaim back in 2009, developer PopCap Games made what seemed like a series of bad decisions. First came the release of a Facebook spin-off (which turned out to be pretty good), then came news of a bizarre, gritty …

Twitter is testing new ‘trending TV show banner’ on its iOS app

It looks like Twitter is getting even more cozy with the television industry. Some users are reporting that the company is testing a new “trending TV show” banner along the top of a user’s timeline screen.<p>Twitter’s interest in television — specifically live TV — is based on its ability to boost the …