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Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

Android Pay begins rolling out today across the US

It’s been a long wait, but Android Pay is officially starting to roll out today in the US. It replaces Google Wallet as Google’s primary NFC-based payment system.<p>Android Pay works with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards from numerous major US banks. Citibank and Wells Fargo are …

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How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …


This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …


How 'Human' Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

Spotify Introduces ‘Found Them First’ So You Know How Cool You Are

The definition for hipster is ever-evolving, but I have one go-to tell to determine whether or not someone is a real hipster. If a sick tune comes on, and you hear “I listened to this before it was cool,” chances are you’re in the presence of a true hipster.<p>And today, Spotify has introduced a …

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