Kristy L. Walker

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From cave walls to keyboards: 'emoji' were first used 200,000 years ago

Subscribe to WIRED<p>What is an emoji? We often think of these cute little characters as a way to add a graphic element to a tweet or Facebook post, but …

Ice Age

Generation Adderall

Have you ever been to Enfield? I had never even heard of it until I was 23 and living in London for graduate school. One afternoon, I received notification that a package whose arrival I had been anticipating for days had been bogged down in customs and was now in a FedEx warehouse in Enfield, an …

Surgeons complete first uterus transplants from live donors in US

A team of surgeons at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas have achieved something that hadn't previously been done in the US. With the help of a Swedish surgical team, doctors performed the first uterus transplants from living donors. The experimental procedures took place between September …

Feds secretly subpoenaed the encrypted chat app Signal earlier this year

With minimal user logs, there was nothing to hand over<p>Earlier this year, Open Whisper Systems was served with a federal subpoena for records on its users, according to documents published today. Prosecutors were seeking data on two suspects who used Signal, an encrypted chat app produced by Open …

Yahoo scan by U.S. fell under foreign spy law expiring next year: sources

(This October 5 story has been corrected to show court order did not come under Section 702 of FISA. Headline and para 1 have also been corrected to remove references to soon-expiring law.)<p>A man walks past a Yahoo logo during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2016. …

Twitter to conclude sale deliberations this month, sources say

The quick turnaround is the clearest sign yet that CEO Jack Dorsey is pushing to provide clarity to shareholders and employees over the company’s future<p>Twitter has told potential acquirers it is seeking to conclude negotiations about a sale by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on 27 …

Universal plaque-busting drug could treat various brain diseases

A virus found in sewage has spawned a unique drug that targets plaques implicated in a host of brain-crippling diseases, including Alzheimer’s …

Funny Videos

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Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

A neuroscientist takes on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s assertion that addiction is a brain disease—a classification he finds not only …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

Why You Won’t Notice The Earth Being Sucked Into A Black Hole

Black holes have a scary name, and it’s somewhat fitting: They’re dead stars, floating in space, with such powerful gravitational force not even light can escape it. Obviously, the Earth being sucked into one would a disaster and end all human life. Or maybe not, according to new research.<p>Here’s …

Black Holes

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

Fun Tech Toys at E3: Pictures

PC Gaming

4 Things That Kill Sleep and Productivity

Fortunately, they're all easy to fix.<p>It is a well-known fact that a good night's rest can boost your energy levels, and therefore your productivity. However, how many of us actually get the recommended eight hours of restful sleep? Our lives are too busy and we try to pack too much into our day; as …

Time Management

You’ll be able to download songs for offline listening with Apple Music

Apple Music may be a <i>streaming</i> service, but you won’t always need an Internet connection to enjoy it. Apple has confirmed that you’ll also be able to download songs for offline listening, so you can enjoy albums and playlists when you’re on the road without data.<p>“As an Apple Music member you can add …

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2015 in One Handy List

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was everything rumored, teased and then some. If you didn’t sit through the keynote for the past few hours, here’s a rundown of the highlights you shouldn’t miss. For more info, click the links below each story for full details.<p>OS X 10.11: El …

The stock market is becoming a 'lose-lose' situation

In a note to clients Tuesday, Bank of America's Michael Hartnett wrote that with the Fed set to raise rates and the US economy underperforming, we could be facing a tough period for investors this year.<p>Hartnett writes:<p><b>We have been urging caution. No bear market, but mid-2015 environment is</b> …

4 High-Growth Stocks Selling At Reasonable Prices

<b>John Barr:</b> I manage the Needham Aggressive Growth Fund, Chris manages the Needham Small-Cap Growth Fund, and together we co-manage the Needham Growth Fund. We focus on investing in domestic growth equities — but at a reasonable price. And our objective is to create wealth for long-term investors.<p>To …