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Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

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Nintendo Excludes Smash Bros From YouTube Partner Program

Nintendo has excluded the entire lineage of Super Smash Bros games from its Content Creators Program, meaning that YouTube personalities who wanted to upload videos of the series will not be eligible for a cut of Nintendo’s ad revenue.<p>Also blocked are third-party games licenced by Nintendo, such as …

Retrogaming

10 Ways Exercise Makes Your Sex Life Better (According To Science)

Here's what getting fit has to do with getting busy.<p>Sure, it's great to get in shape so you don't get winded climbing stairs or carrying groceries. But let's not forget the health benefits of exercise that allow you to have have sex that's more athletic, or that lasts longer. "Sex is a physical …

The Key to Saving Humans and Sharks from Each Other? Maybe Magnets

Magnetic shark repellents might be good for everybody.<p>​Interactions between sharks and humans don't always end well. Shark attacks may still be over-hyped in the press, but they still eat a human every year or two. Less publicized is the fact that every day, countless sharks will be hauled up as …

Nanotech

Long-necked Jurassic 'dragon' discovered in China

Dinosaur fossils discovered in China may have given rise to legends of dragons<p>A new dinosaur which had an extraordinarily long neck has been discovered in China and named the ‘Dragon of Qijiang.’<p>Qijianglong (pronounced "CHI-jyang-lon") is about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years …

Economics

Big oil, big impact: Markets brace for plunge in profits as oil majors report 4Q results

It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one.<p>Profits for companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index are expected to grow at one of the lowest rates in years, just …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

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Wind power fuels transition to renewable energy | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 30.01.2015

"The 2014 figures look very good. That was the best year for the buildup of wind energy in Germany. The industry can be very satisfied," said Hermann …

Adobe releases new iPad apps for avid readers and would-be painters

Adobe has just released a couple of new apps for iPad.<p>One is the official iOS app of Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe’s e-book reader software. …

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4 Office Culture Killers And How To Avoid Them

Does your company culture come from a genuine, thoughtful process? If not, you might be making these mistakes.<p>There’s a reason water coolers are the iconic meeting place for employees to air their grievances: in a workplace where there’s nowhere else for staffers to break from the daily grind and …

Employment

The Antidote: Self-Help for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Everyone wants to be happy. But despite our goal to be happy, many of us still go through life unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and stressed out. Oliver …

6 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you're trying to slim down or shape up, hitting the sack is just as important as sweating at the gym. These six reasons are your best excuses to hit the snooze button and get more sleep.<p><b>It Stops Late-Night Snacking</b><br>The longer you’re awake, the more likely you are to consume calories you don’t …

EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

New federal regulations announced Monday aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.<p>The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive. But the proposal's …

This 3D-Printed Robot Assembles Itself

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>(Mad) scientists at MIT have come up with a robot that can assemble itself from 3D-printed …

Researchers are using 3D printers to make blood vessels

There has been talk of printing blood vessels for a few years, but it's tricky to make tissue that fits the complex shapes of a human body while remaining effective. However, a research team at Brigham and Women's Hospital may have licked that problem: they've 3D printed vessels using a new …

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …

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The download is dead; Long live the stream

Apple Inc.’s AAPL, -2.39% $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone- and speaker-maker and music-streaming company, comes as many …

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Acer shows off 'Extend' app allowing you to control your phone from your PC

For every promising concept we see, there's one that gets scrapped before ever making it to market. That's what happened with Acer's "Extend" dock, an accessory that would have allowed you to connect your smartphone to a clamshell-style dock with a display, keyboard and a spare battery to recharge …

Mortal Kombat: Violent game that changed video games industry

<b>Warner Bros has confirmed it plans to release Mortal Kombat X next year, the latest edition in a video game series that has stoked controversy and allured fighting fanatics for more than 20 years.</b><p>It will be the first title offered on the "next-gen" PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles - and if the …

Retrogaming

Watch this guy shred through four decades of video game music

Sure, some video games require lightning-fast fingers, but even the most insane combos in <i>Street Fighter</i> don't quite compare to running up and down a guitar's fretboard lickety-split. To pay tribute to 40-plus years of gaming history, YouTuber FamilyJules7X put together an <i>epic</i> 17-minute performance …

Not A Shark, But A Robot: Chinese University Tests Long-Range Unmanned Mini Sub

Tianjin University researchers have completed a sea test of the Haiyan autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV). The Haiyan is currently a civilian platform, targeted for purposes of scientific exploration of marine biology, seabeds and to aid search and rescue missions (such as the assignment …

Military

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

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