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An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

Google Launches Android Studio 2.0 With Improved Android Emulator And New Instant Run Feature

Google today launched version 2.0 of its Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for writing apps for its mobile operating system.<p>Android Studio, which is based on IntelliJ, launched back in 2013 and came out of beta a year ago. It includes everything a developer needs to build an …

Nestlé Is Pulling a Willy Wonka and Selling Edible Gold Kit Kats for $16

This is some stocking stuffer.<p>A special Kit Kat “Choclatory” boutique store in Japan sells special versions besides the standard chocolate, and it’s …

Uber Begins Accepting Cash Payments In Four More Cities In India

Uber is getting serious about cash payments. The U.S. company, well known for its seamless payment system that requires users to own a credit card, is expanding a cash payments trial that started in India to four new cities in the country as it aims to offer greater choice and reach new …

Self-driving cars are coming to Australian roads

Australia will play host to the first driverless car trials in the southern hemisphere.<p>On Tuesday, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the …

Undergraduate Film Television

Our program mentors young artists in the traditions and innovations of an evolving media landscape that is deeply rooted in visual</b> …

Fearless Wendy’s Employees Help Deliver Customer’s Baby in Parking Lot

A quick-thinking Wendy's employee in Fort Wayne, Indiana, came to the rescue Friday when a pregnant customer went into labor in the restaurant parking lot. Around 1:40 p.m. a man came into the restaurant requesting a phone to call 911, restaurant manager Barbara Ulmor tells WANE. The man's niece …

Starbucks To Announce Youth Jobs Program

WASHINGTON -- Starbucks on Monday will announce a major new jobs program designed to combat youth unemployment, the company said. A collaboration with a host of other companies, including Macy's, CVS, JPMorgan Chase and Microsoft, the program -- dubbed 100,000 Opportunities Initiative -- will …

Howard Schultz

Star Wars: Han Solo origin film announced

<b>A Star Wars spin-off film will tell the back story of space smuggler Han Solo, Disney has announced.</b><p>The new movie is to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the men behind the hugely successful Lego movie.<p>The charismatic criminal turned Rebellion hero returns in Star Wars' next …

Movies

Fox to make same-sex marriage movie based on landmark ruling

Film,Same-sex marriage (US),Gay marriage,LGBT rights,Sexuality,Drama,Culture,US politics,US news,Marriage,Life and style,Society<p>Fox developing a film based on the life of Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case that led to the recent US marriage equality ruling<p>After the 26 June ruling that …

Uber is starting to suggest where you should ask to be picked up

Right now, if you order an Uber, you get to set where you want to be picked up on a map. That's useful, but it doesn't take safety or traffic into account, or whether there's actually room for an Uber car to wait for you.<p>Now, Uber is starting to recommend where you should ask to be picked up. Green …

San Francisco

Starbucks is about to jack up prices

Cue groans and grumbles.<p>On Tuesday, Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee chain, is preparing to boost its prices, AP reports. The cost of most …

Associated Press News

Whole Foods apologizes for overcharging customers

Whole Foods co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb have apologized after investigations revealed customers in its New York City stores were being …