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Oldest preserved uterus found in ancient horse-like fossil

Talk about a mother of a discovery: Researchers in Germany have found the fossil of a 48-million-year-old pregnant horse relative, her fetus and bits of her preserved uterus as well.<p>It is the oldest and only the second fossil uterus ever described, according to Jens Franzen of the Senckenberg …

New 'light meter' discovered in the eye - Futurity

The discovery of the cornea's light-sensitivity prompts an intriguing question: What other parts of the body can sense light?

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Jet.com Overhauls Business Model, Kills $50 Membership Fee to Broaden Appeal

The highly-funded startup thinks the move will allow it to attract a broader swath of shoppers as well as retail and brand partners.<p>Jet.com launched less than three months ago, but it’s already pivoting its business model.<p>The startup shopping site, which gives discounts to shoppers who place large …

Amazon launches QuickSight, a cloud-based business intelligence tool

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of QuickSight, a new business intelligence (BI) service based in the Amazon cloud. It’s available in preview now.<p>It will be available for “a tenth of the cost of traditional business intelligence providers,” AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy …

Google wants to make mobile web browsing faster

Let's face it: a lot of those beautifully-designed websites, feature articles and media don't translate well for those browsing on a mobile device. To improve the speed and efficiency of the mobile web, Google has announced the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project. Through the initiative, …

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