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LONDON (Reuters) - Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them
China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration. As things stand, the current level of internet penetration in India is the same as in
Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking. If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember
These rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art. A museum-like display of multiple photos, paintings and drawings isn't the only way to make a statement with art. Here,
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. For many people, passwords have an internal logic. That logic can largely be described as "something short
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran will never slow down its nuclear research programme, its supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow “significant gaps”
A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism. The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout
It seems to be the season for sketchy rumors, with Taiwan’s Industrial & Commercial Times (cited by EMSOne) claiming that the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will enter mass-production in July, suggesting
As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised.
WhatsApp users may not have to wait much longer for the chance to make phone calls directly from the app. Volunteers who translate the Hindi language received new translation requests this past week, to
SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have