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World's first SMS text message sent 25 years ago

The man who sent the first ever text message 25 years ago has told British broadcaster Sky News that he is proud of his achievement.<p>British engineer …

Wyclef Jean's Tiny Desk Concert Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Happy

Easily the most joyful 25 minutes of your day.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p>NPR's Tiny Desk series is one of the most unadulteratedly good things on the internet – free of cynicism, it's just great musicians playing special versions of their own music, with the small physical space …

Scientists discover stem cells behind bone marrow transplants, pointing the way to new cancer treatments

For decades, bone marrow transplants have been a crucial treatment for blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma — but scientists are still figuring …

A Cutting-Edge Immunotherapy Treatment Was Just Approved For Another Deadly Cancer

"It raises the potential that a cure can be possible."<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment …

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

Since the 1970s, researchers have taken an interest in high-dose vitamin C and its therapeutic potential for treating cancer. New research shows how …

Belgian And Dutch Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare

One thing, at least, is not in dispute: Supermarkets in several countries across Europe have pulled eggs from their shelves for fear they were contaminated with Fipronil, an insecticide that's typically used to kill lice and ticks — and that has the potential to harm humans. The contamination …

Eggs

Solange, Kendrick Lamar and More Outraged Over Beyoncé’s Grammys Snub

Adele is a transcendent talent. Her voice, pitched somewhere between contralto and mezzo-soprano, soars to the heavens; her delicate vibrato, as on …

Kendrick Lamar

Carbon nanotubes make water freeze solid at boiling temperatures

Water freezes at 0° C (32° F) and boils at 100° C (212° F) at sea level, right? Normally, yes. But researchers at MIT have found that, when contained …

Want to spy on the boss? Try this phone-mast-in-an-HP printer

Hiding in plain sightAn engineer has shown how you can sneak a tiny cellphone base station into an innocuous office printer.

How to create an SMS app part one – sending and receiving messages

Remember when phones were just phones? While you might use your Android device for pretty much anything <i>but</i> sending and receiving text messages most of the time (even to the point of preferring WhatsApp and other tools for written communication); SMS is still technically one of your phone’s primary …

Europe's biggest software maker SAP ditches annual reviews

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s SAP (SAPG.DE), maker of software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance reviews as too expensive, time-consuming and often demotivating.<p>Once championed by business leaders as the key to better …

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Inventions

Infographic: The world’s smartest cities

“Smart cities use information and communication technologies to better manage their use of resources.” Solar Bins explains what that means and which …

TransferWise has 450 staff but has only ever hired 12 managers — and 5 didn't last

But Kristo Käärmann, the co-founder of the international money transfer business, has revealed the company has a pretty unusual approach to management.<p>In a blog post last week, he said TransferWise doesn't like to hire managers, instead letting natural team leaders emerge.<p>Käärmann says TransferWise …

Should Apple Pay The US Government A Dividend?

Apple recently announced its 4th quarter earnings and they are breathtaking. The company, already by far the most valuable in the world, grew revenues 22% to $51 billion. Profits grew a whopping 30% to $11.1 billion. What’s more, even after massive stock buybacks, the firm still holds more than …

Apple Pay

Do doctors hold back when talking to minorities?

Black and Hispanic people may receive less information from their doctors than non-minorities do regarding the rationale for making treatment …

Wasp study finds sting in the tail for cancer cells

Research has found a Brazilian wasp’s venom could destroy tumours of leukaemia, prostate and bladder cancer without harming healthy tissue<p>The venom of the Brazilian wasp <i>Polybia paulista</i> contains a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and destroys tumour cells without harming normal cells, …

Cancer Cells

Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Here's an experience some of us have had. The phone rings. You pick it up and say "Hello. Hello. Helloooo." But nobody answers.<p>It turns out there could be someone on the other end of the line: an automated computer system that's calling your number — and tens of thousands of others — to build a …

Identity Theft

The Secret Startup That Saved the Worst Website in America

How a team of young people, living in a repurposed McMansion in Maryland, helped rebuild Healthcare.gov<p>Loren Yu was on a weekend trip in Los Angeles when he received an urgent email from a friend. The friend, Kalvin Wang, had a proposition.<p>"If your response isn’t ‘no way,’ then we should talk ASAP, …

Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

With much skill – and some luck – the New Horizons spacecraft is about to provide our closest glimpse yet of the frozen and little-understood world of Pluto<p>Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at it, not even …

Special Report: Why India's medical schools are plagued with fraud

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India (Reuters) - Last December, Dilshad Chaudhry traveled with about 100 of his fellow villagers by bus to a local Indian medical-school hospital. They’d been told that foreign doctors were coming to tour the facility, and check-ups would be free.<p>People travel past the Medical …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?

Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.<p>In 2011, after 15 years, she left before achieving a …