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YouTube is making a big bet on livestreaming

YouTube already has livestreaming functionality, and lots of award events are streamed live on the site, but it hasn't really done anything big with the feature.<p>The Daily Dot reports that YouTube owner Google has assembled a team of 50 engineers who have experience with working on streaming …

March 2015

Diversity

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Whales

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Drug Addiction

Flu reaches epidemic status in the US early this season

The flu has reached epidemic levels in the US, marking an earlier-than-usual arrival that follows warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that this season may be a severe one. The CDC reports that 15 children have already died from the flu this season. Widespread flu activity …

How Does a Baby's Brain Work?

Earth Could Face Another Mass Extinction in Next 200 Years: Study

Extinction

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief …