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World's first SMS text message sent 25 years ago

SMS sent from a computer to Vodaphone network in 1992<p>The man who sent the first ever text message 25 years ago has told British broadcaster Sky News …

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 …

Wyclef Jean

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 …

Cell Biology

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 …

Cancer

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

Queen B lost Album of the Year to Adele, and the Beyhive wasn’t having it.<p>Adele is a transcendent talent. Her voice, pitched somewhere between …

New Music

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.

Raspberry Pi

Net neutrality is up for debate at CRTC hearings

Treating all internet data equally is important for consumers and startups, advocates argue<p>Imagine your internet provider told you that you could …

How to create an SMS app part 1 - sending & receiving msgs

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 …

Apps

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 …

IT

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 …

Stormy Daniels

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 …

Travel

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 …

Employment

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 …

Innovation

Do doctors hold back when talking to minorities? - Futurity

How much information doctors are willing to share with patients about a specific treatment may vary according to race and ethnicity, surveys suggest.

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, …

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, …

Health Care

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 …

India

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 …

Cancer

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 …