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After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

21 Things You Didn't Know About Mary Lambert, The Featured Singer On Macklemore's "Same Love"

The female voice on Macklemore's "Same Love" is Mary Lambert, the poet/songwriter who has come out of a dark past into a very bright future. All facts from her website, MaryLambertSings.com.

This company says its technology could have detected Snowden’s intrusions

Government servants are hardly the best paid employees in the world, even if they are spies. But the older ones do have pensions of the sort most young people could never imagine. So why would a 30-year veteran of Britain’s secret service, with a “gold-plated” pension to look forward to, leave his …

NASA Sued for Failing to Investigate Martian Jelly-Donut Rock

One man is claiming that the intriguing Martian rock photographed recently by NASA's Opportunity rover isn't a rock at all, but a living thing, and …

Microsoft commits to the Open Science movement

<i>Microsoft Research's Andy Wilson demonstrates a 'touch-screen' projector on Joshua Topolsky's back.</i><p>Microsoft will aim to make all of its scientific research publicly accessible in a move to spread "the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible." Since its formation in 1992, the …

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …