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Washington state has passed laws protecting net neutrality

It’s the first state law to be enforceable against ISPs<p>Washington has become the first state to pass a law that protects net neutrality, preventing internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down or blocking online content. Democrat Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill (House Bill 2282) this …

Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI's pocket for a decade

Who needs probable cause when you have geeks?<p>That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy's computer repair …

FFXV Designer Talks Disorganized Development

Former Member of FFXV Design Team Airs their Grievances Online<p>Final Fantasy XV (FFXV for short) has had a long, tumultuous development cycle. The …

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

The brain looks like a featureless expanse of folds and bulges, but it’s actually carved up into invisible territories. Each is specialized: Some groups of neurons become active when we recognize faces, others when we read, others when we raise our hands.<p>On Wednesday, in what many experts are …

The Brain

How to Recharge if You're Losing Motivation

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Google Just Made A Major Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Quantum computers are still in their infancy, but they have the potential to do far, far more than even the most advanced digital computer in the world. And Google has just announced a breakthrough in quantum computing that many have been anticipating for decades. What’s the breakthrough? …

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Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

Language Learning

Forget 3D: holograms are coming to smartphones

Forget FaceTime – why not say hello with a hologram? Imagine making a holo-call on your phone, with a 3D image of the caller appearing to leap out at …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, hiding in the body. Chemotherapy is administered, weakening both patient and cancer cells. But the cancer does not die; it comes back and …

Nanotech

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UK regulator allows gene editing of human embryos

The embryos will never be implanted<p>A UK regulator has approved British scientists’ request to use a controversial technique called CRISPR to edit genes in human embryos. The method involves precisely locating and removing parts of the genetic code, in order to replace them with other segments of …

Genetics

3 Reasons Microsoft Is Betting the Ocean Holds the Key for Faster Internet

After a successful trial, the company is building a 2.0 version of its revolutionary underwater data center.<p>Researchers at Microsoft are betting the future of computing lies under the sea.<p>The company recently tested an innovative data center that lives hundreds of feet below sea level, <i>The New York</i> …

WhatsApp beta build has hidden setting to share data with Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum penned a blog post in 2014 in an attempt to alleviate concerns users may have about its on-going negotiations before the Facebook acquisition finalized.<p>In short, users were worried about what would happen to the privacy and anonymity they enjoyed with the …

Privacy

Welcome to the future: Where a robot is more employable than a woman

It’s only the third week of January – and 2016 has already turned into a bad year for women and technology.<p>First, there was the widely publicised ‘Elephant In The Valley' report, which found that 60 per cent of women working in Silicon Valley had experienced unwanted sexual harassment.<p>Then there …

Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

Neurophilosophy

US Treasury Sec: Puerto Rico needs congressional action

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew stressed on Wednesday during a visit to Puerto Rico that congressional action is the …

Caribbean

Gene drives spread their wings

Genies are said to have the power to grant three wishes. But genies recently released from laboratory flasks promise to fulfill nearly any wish a …

DNA Spell Checkers

Some of the most important questions about our own genetic processes may lie within a lump of bread dough. Eric Alani, Molecular Biology and …

Stir no more: Scientists show that draining speeds up bioassays

Three scientists have proposed a way to speed up common bioassays. Their solution, reminiscent of the magic behind washing machines, could reduce …

Scientists bust myth that our bodies have more bacteria than human cells

Decades-old assumption about microbiota revisited.<p>It's often said that the bacteria and other microbes in our body outnumber our own cells by about …