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What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Anti-cancer breakthrough CICD can eradicate tumours, researchers say

The method, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), completely removed tumours in experimental models.<p>Current treatments like chemotherapy, …

Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises £2M led by LocalGlobe

Cleo, the London-based fintech startup that offers an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has closed £2 million in further funding, adding to an impressive list of backers that already includes Skype founder Niklas Zennström.<p>The new round is led by LocalGlobe, the seed VC firm …

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

Python jumps to No. 1, and Swift enters the Top Ten Image: Randi KlettIt’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth …

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Learning to code isn’t just for full-time developers, mastering Python can boost anyone’s career

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Lawsuit proceedings reveal Google paid handsomely to be default search option for iPhones and iPads and that company’s total revenue from Android is just $31bn<p>Apple and Google are rivals. So why is Google the default search engine for mobile Safari, which is the pre-installed web browser on iPads …

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