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Why We Should Drink Cockroach Milk

Bear with me here.<p>Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink.<p>Okay, deep breaths. It turns out the Pacific beetle cockroach (<i>Diploptera punctata</i>)—a small, coffee bean-looking …

Scientists Are Close To Finding An Anti-Ageing Drug For Humans

Those looking for the fountain of youth may soon need to stop looking.<p>Joint researchers across Washington University in St. Louis and Keio University …

Celebrity Style

Computational genomics tools for dissecting tumour–immune cell interactions

1.<p>International Cancer Genome Consortium. International network of cancer genome projects. <i>Nature</i> <b>464</b>, 993–998 (2010).<p>2.<p>Cancer Genome Atlas Research …

Bioinformatics

Apple announces iOS 10

What a surprise. Apple just unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. The tenth major iteration of the operating system for iPhones and iPads comes with a bunch of new features, some small and some bigger — Apple is releasing a public beta next month. “It is the biggest iOS release ever …

Bangladesh Detains More Than 8,500 After Extremist Violence

Police say nationwide sweep is an effort to combat attacks against minorities, activists<p>DHAKA, Bangladesh—Police in Bangladesh said Monday they detained more than 8,500 people in the first four days of a countrywide security operation aimed at combating extremist violence against religious …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Gravitational Waves

Researchers Have 3D-Printed Usable Human Bones and Muscles

For years, printing a new ear, muscle, or jaw has been nothing but science fiction. That’s largely because “bio-printed” tissues haven’t been strong …

World Stock Markets Reel From China, Saudi Shocks

Global stock markets have opened 2016 with a bang–just not the kind most were hoping for.<p>The only color on the screens (unless you’re an oil or gold …

Dow Plunges 276 Points in First Trading Day of 2016

Weak economic data in China spurs global selloff, sends Shanghai Composite down nearly 7%<p>Global stocks kicked off 2016 with a stumble, as a disappointing report on China’s economy rekindled concerns over slowing global growth and tempered hopes for a better year.<p>U.S. stocked tumbled at the open and …

Stock Markets

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table

Confirmed discoveries complete the table's seventh row<p>Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) last week …

A Yezidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Slavery Tells Her Story

It is not easy for Nadia to tell this story, and she’s been doing it all day. She’s about my age, wearing a leather jacket just like mine, and her …

Sony Releases 'PlayStation Messages' App for iOS

Shortly after its PlayStation Experience 2015 event in San Francisco this weekend, Sony has released a brand new app called <i>PlayStation Messages</i>, which allows PlayStation 4 owners to chat with their friends on the go. While the standard PlayStation app had built-in messaging functionality, it's been …

Behind the Story: Inside ISIS’s Marketing Department

<b>Story:</b> Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine <b><br>Outlet:</b> The Washington Post <b><br>Reporters:</b> Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) and Souad Mekhennet (@smekhennet) <b><br>Magazine:</b> Confronting the ‘Caliphate’<p><i>Do terrorists have marketable brands? ISIS does, and it’s dangerously effective. After The</i> …

Social Media

Sony shows a PlayStation VR demo on a big stage

Sony’s Richard Marks showed off the PlayStation VR system at the PlayStation Experience fan event in San Francisco. Unfortunately, it went off the rails.<p>Debuting next spring, the PlayStation VR is Sony’s entry in the hot field of virtual reality, which is expected to be a $30 billion business by …

Amazon adds new delivery tool: its own truck trailers

Amazon will one day drop your holiday packages in your backyard via drone. But for now, it’s still ramping up an old-fashioned method: trucks.<p>The company said Friday morning it was adding thousands of trailers to its fleet, which is transported by third-party carriers.<p>“We have a very good and …

Sony buys Toshiba's image sensor business for $155 million

Sony has announced that it's buying Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen ($155 million). Plans to do so were first rumored in October, but Sony has now confirmed the price, with the transfer of Toshiba's fabrication plant, equipment, and employees set to be completed within the fiscal …

The Choice Facing China as Its Currency Becomes More Global

There is surely some clinking of Champagne glasses, or perhaps a Chinese celebratory equivalent, taking place in the hallways of China’s finance ministry and central bank. Those officials will now be the proud guardians of a “global reserve currency,” after a long-sought decision Monday by the …

China's one-child policy is now a two-child policy

Thirty-five years after it slammed the brakes on population growth by adopting a one-child policy, China announced Thursday that it would allow all married couples to have two children.<p>The momentous move, revealed in a brief communique from senior Communist Party leaders Thursday night, comes as …

Processed meats as bad a cancer threat as smoking, World Health Organisation report says

WHO publishes report listing processed meat as 'carcinogenic to humans' - the highest ranking, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>"For an individual, the risk of …

Bombers who struck a Turkish peace rally had Islamic State connections

Turkish officials say the two suicide bombers responsible for nearly 100 deaths at an Ankara peace rally last week had fought in Syria and had connections with Islamic State.<p>The Hurriyet newspaper said the bombers were identified as Yunus Emre Alagoz and Omer Deniz Dundar, both from the …

Toyota Maps Out Decline of Conventionally Fueled Cars

Auto maker says sales of gasoline- and diesel-engine cars will be near zero by 2050<p>TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp. is plotting a road to near extinction for its conventionally fueled cars as the industry grapples with the fallout of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions scandal.<p>The world’s best-selling auto …

Electric Vehicles

Deloitte CEO: The Fortune 500 will look a lot different in 10 years

“What will the <i>Fortune 500</i> look like 10 years from now?” That’s what Cathy Engelbert, the CEO of Deloitte, asks new hires at interviews.<p>The tables …

Turkish Capital Ankara Hit by Explosions, Killing at Least 95

More than 240 wounded after deadliest terror attacks in Turkey’s modern history<p>At least 95 people were killed in twin blasts in the Turkish capital on Saturday, as the deadliest terror attack in the country’s modern history laid bare the precarious security environment just three weeks before snap …

Terrorism

Facebook tests 'Reactions,' a Like button with more emotions

How you "like" things on Facebook is about to change. Engadget has learned that the site is about to launch a "Reactions" feature that expresses multiple emotions, instead of the long-serving, lonely "like" (and long rumoured "dislike"). Our sources advise that Facebook will start testing the …

US government asks Toyota: Why does Isil have so many of the company's vehicles?

The US treasury department has asked Toyota for help in understanding why Isil has so many of their vehicles<p>American counter-terrorism officials have asked Toyota to help them determine why such a large number of their vehicles have fallen into the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

Toyota expects self-driving cars to hit the road by 2020

The self-driving car market is beginning to rev up. Japanese car maker Toyota on Tuesday announced that it planned to have self-driving cars commercially available by 2020 -- the same year Nissan, General Motors and Google plan to have autonomous vehicles on the road.<p>Toyota revealed that it has …

Microsoft Unveils New Products: Pictures

Biometrics

Fortune 500 firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an …