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Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud - MIT Technology Review

Based on early research involving the storage of movies and documents in DNA, Microsoft is developing an apparatus that uses biology to replace tape …

The Lost Art of Getting Lost

I have two pieces of major travel cred, neither particularly deserved. One is that I’ve been to all seven continents—in a turn of events I still …

A growing number of startups are ditching the Uber model and hiring full-time workers

Companies like TaskRabbit, Handy, and Uber had fired up the gig economy by hiring thousands of workers as independent contractors.<p>In doing so, the startups benefited from a cheaper workforce, and workers got to enjoy greater flexibility in when and how they worked.<p>But Teran had just read management …

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

Apps

Does travel planning leave you scratching your head? Try Wheresgood.to

Here's a website than can answer that age-old question, "Where's a good place to go?"<p><b>Name:</b> Wheresgood.to<p><b>What it does:</b> It's a no-frills online tool for getting travel inspiration. The front page has three simple settings: What months do you want to travel, how far away from home would you like to …

Southern California

Stephen Hawking Thinks There's A Way Out of a Black Hole

You've heard the concept that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Physicists have believed that <i>information</i> followed those same rules. Einstein's …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Dukan Diet - Lose Weight Quickly and Keep It Off Forever - New French Diet

Do you want to lose 20 pounds or more quickly? If you haven't tried the Dukan Diet, keep reading this article. Created by a French doctor Pierre …

HOT FARE SALE: Several US Cities to Asia on United for Less Than $500 Roundtrip

Via Secret Flying which means I’m not sure who actually found the fare, United has a sale that’s truly unique and worth a look for several cities in …

How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

Universe

'Pokémon GO' Taxes Are Coming -- In Fact, They're Already Here

<i>Pokémon GO</i> has exploded onto the scene, with all manner of people searching like crazy for funny little creatures that sort of don’t exist, but sort of do. The game uses geolocation to place Pokémon characters in the honest-to-goodness physical world. That way, players use their smartphones to …

Pokémon

Financial planner: I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than anything else

Among them: Don't buy a home.<p>"I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than pretty much anything else with clients," the cofounder of XY Planning Network wrote. "Now, I know it's the American Dream and I know that we've been told that buying a home is cheaper in the long run than …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

Nutrition

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

Nottingham Forest

Here’s how to use the Edge screen on Galaxy S7 Edge

For the past few years, since the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has built special versions of its flagship phones with an ‘Edge’ screen. Initially, with the Galaxy Note Edge, the single, large curved secondary display was mostly there to show off what Samsung could build rather than being particularly …

Phones

Rock Band 4 is getting an online multiplayer mode

Rock star simulator <i>Rock Band 4</i> will be getting online multiplayer later this year, developer Harmonix has announced, allowing people to play their plastic instruments as part of a full band even if they're home alone. The update bringing the feature to the game is due out during the holiday period …

A Researcher Just Accidentally Developed A Battery That Could Last A Lifetime

Technology Photo credit: A nanowire compared to a human hair. Thai et al./UC Irvine via YouTubePoor battery life is the number one complaint when it …

Clean Energy

Apple's ad-blocking move causes big problems for retailers like Walmart

When Apple (AAPL) last week released a new operating system that permits ad-blocking extensions, all sorts of media publishers protested. But a much …

You can thank prehistoric fish for the enamel on your teeth

The enamel that covers your teeth originated in an unlikely place: on the scales of ancient fish.<p>Scientists say they figured this out by examining the fossils of long-dead fish, as well as the DNA of a range of creatures alive today. They make their case in a report published online Wednesday by …

Biology

What’s a Saint, Anyway?

As the pope canonizes a controversial figure, it’s worth remembering the centuries of controversy surrounding sainthood itself.<p>How does a person get canonized? Or, to be more precise, what is it that distinguishes the 10,000 or so official Catholic saints from the rest of us 1.2 billion Catholic …

Hackers stole 5.6 million government fingerprints - more than estimated

It's becoming painfully clear that the massive theft of federal personnel records is worse than previously thought.<p>On Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management said hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file. That's significantly higher than the agency's original estimate of 1.1 …

James Clapper

IS suicide bomber dressed as a woman kills 10 at Yemen Houthi mosque | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - At least 10 Muslim worshippers performing Eid al-Adha prayers were killed on Thursday when an Islamic State suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up at a mosque run by Yemen’s Houthi group, security sources said.<p>In northern Yemen, residents said warplanes from the Arab …

Islam

'I Pray They Listen': Reaction to Pope Francis' Address to Congress

Ricky Castillo liked what Pope Francis had to say about immigration — but he wondered whether lawmakers would heed the pontiff’s words.<p>“I pray they listen,” Castillo, a 57-year-old retired Marine from Stafford, Virginia, told NBC News from the National Mall after the pope’s address to Congress. …

Christianity

The Worst Summer 2015 Fashion Trends: Can We Get Rid of These Already?

Ahhh, the smell of a crisp, early fall day. It's time to start adding pumpkin to everything, thinking about booking holiday travel back home to see the fam, and—hurrah!—switch up the wardrobe. The segue into fall means busting out the sweaters and ankle boots and kissing good-bye to some trends …

If I fits, I sits! Adorable kitten playing with tissue box finds even cuter surprise inside

Here at RocketNews24, we love cute animals! From Shiba Inu to fuzzy ferrets to sleepy hamsters, we’ve got your daily dose of <i>d’aww</i> covered. So here is …

Salesforce launches SalesforceIQ for Sales Cloud and for Small Business

Salesforce today announced new products based on the technology it picked up through last year’s RelateIQ acquisition: SalesforceIQ for Small Business, a smart “relationship intelligence” application aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, and SalesforceIQ for Sales Cloud, an integration with …

Small Business

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …