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Meet Yuka, the 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth scientists want to clone

Japan took a break from its obsession with the future this week as a new exhibition sent visitors 39,000 years back into the past. That's the estimated age of Yuka, a mummified woolly mammoth that has just been placed on public display for the first time ever. The show runs until September.<p>Yuka was …

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

New research on King Tut's genitals could point to ancient religious rift

Historians have pored over the remains and mystery of King Tut since the discovery of the long-deceased Egyptian Pharaoh in 1922, and a fresh theory sheds new light on why the ancient ruler was laid to rest in an unusual manner. In unscientific terms, Tut — short for Tutankhamun — was mummified …

Facebook sued for allegedly making private messages into public “Likes”

Two users say Facebook is too vague about how it uses private message data.<p>Facebook is being sued by two users for intercepting the “content of the …

Windows 8.x breaks 10 percent, Internet Explorer 11 makes a splash

Chrome for Android was 2013's big winner.<p>In 2013, Internet Explorer reversed some of its historic losses, Google released Chrome for Android, and …

Acer walks down Clover Trail with x86 Android tablet

The Iconia A1-830 and B1-720 both come out sometime this quarter.<p>Let the CES flood begin! Acer is launching two new Android tablets today: the …

BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest firm over iPhone case that looks like a BlackBerry

Last seen with Miley Cyrus on New Year's, Seacrest was unavailable for comment.<p>BlackBerry today struck a blow against one of its most bitter rivals:</i> …

Microsoft quietly bumps Surface Pro 2 processor

New systems add 300MHz of extra processing power.<p>When we reviewed Microsoft's Surface Pro 2, we found that it packed all the performance punch of a …

Basis Refreshes Its Fitness Tracker, Adds Improved Sleep Analytics

The quantified self movement has grown to the point where you could easily bedeck your limbs with thousands of dollars of tracking gadgets, and the race to measure your movement isn’t going to end any time soon. That’s why Basis — makers of an awfully accurate, wrist-worn health gadget — has rolled …

Gates reasserts dominance of rich list as wealth report shows boom-time for billionaires

Microsoft founder crowned world’s richest man after 12 months which proved fruitful for the planet’s billionaires<p>Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has reaffirmed his position as the world’s richest man, according to a wealth league table which showed how 2013 proved to be a bonanza year for the …

Emerging Markets

Ford Sync AppLink software upgrade to arrive for 3.4M vehicles in 2014 - Pocket-lint

Ford's letting some existing Ford car owners update their Ford Sync infotainment system, by releasing a Sync AppLink software upgrade.<p>Specifically, …

Pandora's Android app gets an alarm clock function, right on time

There's no denying it -- many people will need extra motivation to get up at a reasonable hour after sleeping in during the holidays. It's a good thing, then, that Pandora has just given its Android app the alarm clock and sleep functions that reached iOS nearly a month ago. Most of the functions …

DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates - Pocket-lint

DreamWorks Studios and Nabi-tablet manufacturer Fuhu have partnered to produce an 8-inch Android tablet for kids that will cost less than $300.<p>The …

Why won't my tablet respond to my touch?

The sensitivity of tablet touch screenscan be affected by the dryness or thickness of the user’s skin, says Rick Maybury<p><i>I have a tablet computer and need to enter a PIN to unlock it. Sometimes it is very, very slow to register the PIN, the screen remains stubbornly blank, and it can take a couple</i> …

Ferrari fans hold vigil on Schumacher's birthday

Ferrari fans have held a vigil for Michael Schumacher to mark his 45th birthday.<p>Dozens of people gathered outside the French hospital in Grenoble where Formula One’s most decorated driver ever is in a medically induced coma after a skiing accident on Sunday.<p>Many here say they wanted to share the …

Detaining a traveller for having Arabic language flashcards brings the US suspicion of all things Arab to a whole new level<p>In August of 2009, Nicholas George boarded a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. He was on his way back to university at Pomona College. While he was going through airport …

How e-cigarettes changed my life

It all started quite early on. My first words, uttered with a not-so-cherubic look on my face and a strange baby puffing sound, were: "Light! Light!" It was as if I had come out of the birth canal sucking not on my thumb, but a mini-Marlboro. Much excitement and hand-flapping ensued whenever my …

Thirteen killed in Brotherhood clashes with police in Egypt | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thirteen people were shot dead as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police across Egypt on Friday, defying an ever-widening state crackdown on the movement that ruled the country until six months ago.<p>Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed …

House price rises 'must stop' - tomorrow's Daily Telegraph front page

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits off coast of Chile - USGS | Reuters

(Reuters) - A shallow earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Chile on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage.<p>The quake’s epicentre was located 71km (44 miles) southwest of Iquique, Chile, at a depth of 7.3 km (4.6 miles).<p>Reporting by Ken …