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Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

Biodiversity

Opinion: Samsung may be #1 in the USA, but they are still on a downward slope

Despite Samsung’s recent onslaught of bad fortune, the latest smartphone data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech puts the popular phone maker back in the #1 spot in the USA. This is good news for Sammy, as they have finally taken back the crown they once held so dearly. The sad news is that chances are …

Phones

Project Fi Review: Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, but Needs Better Phones

Can the search giant change the wireless business like it’s changed high-speed Internet?<p>For millions of us, Google is the backbone of our digital lives. So it’s a little incongruous that to get to its many services, we generally go through carriers such as Comcast, Verizon or AT&T. In a few towns …

Wi-Fi

5 Topics For…Comic-Con

Comic-Con, the biggest comics and fantasy event of the year, officially kicks off Thursday. Thousands of comics creators, science fiction authors, film and television directors, producers, writers and more are expected in San Diego for the 46th anniversary of the four-day long event. Batman v. …

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Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

Copenhagen

Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

Browse products. Name your price. If the merchant accepts your bid, you automatically buy it. This is how Compelation is flipping the concept of ecommerce and giving consumers the power.<p>Normally, a merchant sets a sale price, and a buyer simply accepts or rejects it. That’s fast, but leads to tons …

Final Grab for Tickets to Canada’s Largest Outdoor Music Festival

Starting Thursday, July 9, you’ll have your last chance at $78 passes for the Festival d'été de Quebec, Canada’s largest outdoor music festival. The …

Screening mammograms don't prevent breast cancer deaths, study finds

The increased use of mammograms to screen for<p>breast cancerhas subjected more women to invasive medical treatments but has not saved lives, a new study says.<p>After reviewing cancer registry records from 547 counties across the United States, researchers concluded that the screening tests aren't …

Cancer

Cara Delevingne Says “Everyone Has a Right To Be Whoever They Want to Be"

Cara Delevingne at the New Museum exhibition opening, May 2012<p>Cara Delevingne at the Mulberry firepit party, June 2012<p>Cara Delevingne at Club Monaco …

Cara Delevingne

Arsenal news: Alexis Sanchez will miss start of season

Forward will be eased back after helping Chile to win the Copa America<p>Alexis Sanchez will miss the start of Arsenal’s new season after helping Chile to win the Copa America for the first time in 99 years.<p>The core of the Arsenal squad returns for pre-season training later this week, including their …

Messi: There's nothing more painful than losing a final

The Argentina captain has sent a message of thanks to supporters following their Copa America defeat to Chile, which follows swiftly on from last summer's World Cup disappointment<p>Lionel Messi has lamented Argentina's Copa Americal final heartbreak in a message of gratitude to supporters of the</i> …

Tube Strike July 2015 'Will Definitely Go Ahead' Says Aslef Union

<b>• UPDATE: Aslef says the strike will 'definitely go ahead'</b><p><b>• London Underground workers strike dispute over Night Tube</b><p><b>• Up to 20,000 staff to walk out</b> …

Hundreds of thousands hear pope praise families in Ecuador

Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society but need to be supported better and strengthened.<p>In his homily, Francis …

MP tells anti-gay rally: Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said U.S. President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.<p>Obama has hailed last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage …

Africa

Lionel Messi with sad post-Copa America selfie

Soccer

Female foeticide, India's 'ticking bomb' | Asia

<b>Bibipur, India -</b> The jubilant young man's arrival brought an abrupt halt to the card game contested by the turbaned group sitting under the tree.<p>He thought he had good news for them: "I've been blessed with a baby girl!" he announced proudly.<p>The response was not what he expected - the group's shock …

India

Hacking Team, the company that sells snooping software to governments, gets hacked

A company renowned for providing surveillance software that helps governments hack digital devices and snoop on citizens’ online activities has been hacked.<p>Based out of Milan, Italy, Hacking Team has been known for a while, but it hit the headlines last year after security experts revealed the …

Surveillance

Turing Phone promises physical strength and secure communications like no other

Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that …

Mobile Technology

Why we love to fear sharks

It was a quiet evening at sea in the waning days of World War II. The USS Indianapolis had just delivered the crucial components of the atomic bomb that would level Hiroshima to a naval base on the Mariana Islands. Their part in that grim undertaking complete, they sailed on toward the …

Shark Week

Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With “Prime Day,” Its Answer To Black Friday

Black Friday, the annual shopping extravaganza which brought in more than $1.5 billion in online sales alone last November, is arguably the single most important day for retailers in the U.S. Now Amazon wants to steal its thunder with Prime Day.<p>The e-commerce giant announced that it will mark its …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Pay is launching in the UK on July 14.</b> There will be a £20 limit on transactions — but this should rise in the fall.<p><b>2. A petition to have Ellen Pao removed as the CEO of Reddit has gained more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days.</b> Last week, popular Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was let go …

Apple Pay