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Neanderthal DNA can influence everything from your skin to your cigarette habit

Neanderthals may have died out tens of thousands of years ago, but their DNA still influences modern humans, according to a study published in <i>Science</i> today. Researchers from Vanderbilt University have confirmed a small but tangible link between Neanderthal DNA inherited by our interbreeding …

Gravitational Waves Discovered - But What Exactly Are They?

Scientists say they've detected gravitational waves. So what does that mean? Columbia University Astrophysicist Summer Ash explains.

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.<p>Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in Sydney June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim …

Cambridge University cosmologist says breakthrough tallies with predictions he made more than 40 years ago<p>The discovery of gravitational waves could “revolutionise astronomy”, Prof Stephen Hawking said as he congratulated scientists on their groundbreaking work.<p>The top cosmologist said the …

Stephen Hawking

A Giant Hydrogen Cloud Is Heading Toward the Milky Way

A vast formation of hydrogen gas is heading toward the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers from the Hubble Space Telescope say, but it won’t reach our …

Google reveals how much it paid the guy who bought Google.com last year

Is this a dad joke? This is a dad joke<p>Last October, ex-Google employee Sanmay Ved somehow managed to purchase "google.com" from Google Domain when the company apparently forgot to renew its domain name. Although he only owned it for about a minute before Google reversed the transaction, Ved …

Lip Sync Battle: Kaley Cuoco snakes through I'm a Slave 4 U

While Josh Gad got creative for his performance of “I Touch Myself” on <i>Lip Sync Battle,</i> where he dressed up as Donald Trump complete with boxers made …

Kaley Cuoco

Microsoft has sold 19 million Xbox Ones, according to EA

As of late Microsoft hasn't been sharing specific sales figures for the Xbox One, but we now have an idea of how many units the console has sold — though the news doesn't come from Microsoft itself. During Electronic Arts' most recent financial call, the game publisher revealed what it estimated to …

Spotify’s Video Content Hits iOS A Bit Earlier Than Expected

Spotify’s foray into video has gone live on iOS a little earlier than expected. On Monday, The Wall St. Journal reported that Spotify had begun to roll out its video product to all users, beginning with its Android app this week. The iOS launch of the new “Shows” section, however, was not expected …

Smart TV

Thousands of flights canceled as winter storm slams the South, heads east

News<p>Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi: ‘We’re absolutely committed to self-driving cars’<p>06:21<p>Uber facing controversies in wake of ride-sharing app’s meteoric rise<p>01:45<p>Bill Cosby retrial: 3 women portray him as sexual predator<p>00:36<p>Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens defies calls to resign over sex scandal<p>02:03<p>FBI …

Oscars: Michael Caine says 'you can't vote for an actor because he's black'

Michael Caine is the latest star to weigh in on the diversity issues at the Academy Awards.<p>In an interview with Nick Robinson for BBC Radio 4, Caine …

Japan Display reignites rumors of an OLED iPhone

OLED displays are better than their LCD counterparts, thanks to their lower power draw and much greater picture quality. Despite this, Apple is one of the few companies that's remained staunchly in the LCD camp, but that may change in the near future. One of the firm's suppliers, Japan Display, has …

Mobile Technology

Cigna temporarily banned from new Medicare plans

U.S. regulators have temporarily banned health insurer Cigna from offering certain Medicare plans to new patients after a probe uncovered issues with current offerings.<p>The insurer disclosed late Thursday in a public filing that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), had …

Dow up 200-plus as oil rallies above $32

Wall Street stocks scored a second day of gains Friday after a steep sell-off earlier in the week as oil prices bounced sharply higher and investors bank on further stimulus measures from global central banks helping to offset some of the financial pain felt early in 2016.<p>The Dow Jones industrial …

Apple made more revenue from iPhone in a single quarter than Google has ever made from Android

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is inadvertently revealing some confidential information about the companies. It has already been disclosed that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 to keep Google as the default search provider for iOS Safari, as well as a revenue sharing agreement …