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There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics

New Details About How Melatonin Triggers Sleep

Though widely known as the "sleep hormone," melatonin's exact role in sleep is far from fully understood. We know of many links between melatonin and sleep: the hormone's levels rise at night and fall during the day, regulated by the same circadian rhythms that help govern sleep. Disruptions in …

Sleep

Why I Cheated on My Husband

Five women share what led them to stray.<p>The first question that comes to mind when a spouse cheats is: Why? A study by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, attempted to answer that question and found that the reasons behind infidelity differ greatly between the sexes. For men, it's …

Relationships

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Destroying the Decepticon in My Living Room - Cutting Cable TV's $1K Umbilical Cord

My new rabbit ears...<p>Our electric bill had jumped so much, I thought maybe three or four neighbors had run extension cords off the back of my garage. We walked all around the house, examining every outlet, toaster, stereo and toothbrush charger--right past the culprit hiding in plain sight. We were …

Living Rooms

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Mental Health

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating habits, examining the personalities of people who eat fast, …

Psychology

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

Galaxy Note 4 rumor roundup – everything we know so far (updated)

<i>Note: this post was first published on July 23 and again on August 15th. Just days ahead of IFA, we’ve updated the post one last time, adding a few more details and changing a few outdated assumptions.</i><p>It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is already a little over half of the way through, and what a year …

Phones

YouTube Music Key rumored to bring Google Play Music All Access and more

Google is rumored to be working on some big changes to its music subscription program for Google Play Music All Access as well as for YouTube. Under …

Google Play

Google Launches Website Call Conversions for AdWords

Google today launched a new AdWords tool called Website Call Conversions, which lets advertisers identify and measure calls from their website that occur after an ad click. The company explains that many customers only call a given business after clicking through an ad and learning more about the …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Fun-Da-Mental

Motorola smartphone sales double over last year

There has been a bit of shakeup in the smartphone world this year, with manufacturers experiencing a variety of fortunes last quarter. Motorola seems to have fallen in with this year’s success stories, as the latest research shows that the company’s smartphone sales are on a strong upward …

Mobile
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New Google Chrome Experiment Takes You into Space

Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment focused on ISEE-3, a small NASA spacecraft that has roamed the Solar System for 36 years. The craft has now been turned into a ‘citizen science’ project thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.<p>The ISEE-3 is set to pass the Moon tomorrow and to mark this, Google …

Intel’s next-gen 14 nanometer Broadwell chips will be in devices by the end of 2014

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Intel(s intc) announced a few new details about its Core M chip on Monday, which is manufactured using a 14 nanometer process. …

Dropbox for Android Gets Document Previews, Smarter Search

Dropbox today updated its Android app with support for document previews and an overhauled search function. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.<p>Document previews means you can now view, scroll, and zoom in or out of any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF in …

Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, but that's a daunting challenge in the Pacific -- undersea network cables can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It's therefore good to hear that Google and a host of telecom giants (China Mobile, …

Leaked photos suggest Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 mixes fake leather with real metal

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is likely to arrive within a month, but apparently that's not soon enough to avoid an early leak. <i>GSM Arena</i> has posted photos of what's believed to be Samsung's next gigantic, phablet-style smartphone. The images reveal a redesigned back cover that stays true to the Note 3's …

Google is backing a new $300 million high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system between the US and Japan

Google has announced it is backing plans to build and operate a new high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system called “FASTER” by Q2 2016. In addition to Google, the $300 million project will be jointly managed by China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and …

Motorola Shamu rumored to be the Nexus 6

A day without a Nexus rumor is like a day without sunshine<p>There's been a rash of rumors the past few days about an unannounced 5.9-inch phone from …

Android News

The Information: Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver's future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

Valve Possibly Adding Film, TV Series and More to Steam

Steam Beta update unveils a range of new app-types.<p>New application-type IDs for Film, TV Series, Video, Plugin and Music were discovered in Steam …

OnePlus One phone review – hitting the sweet spot

How good is the OnePlus One phone, which recently hit the market? Good enough that after trying a review unit, I bought one. It is simply the best combination of hardware and software, at a more-than-fair price, that I’ve found to date.<p>Before I go into details, let me offer several cautions. It’s …

Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into question

Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch …

Android News