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Penis Fossils Show How Extinct Bear Mated

<b>Ancient bear penises offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says.</b><p><i>Indarctos arctoides</i>, which was about the size of today’s brown bear, roamed what is now France, Spain, and Turkey about 10 to 4.5 million years ago.<p>Like most bears and many …

Brain-Eating Amoeba in Louisiana Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Tap water became a breeding ground for a deadly amoeba, experts speculate.<p><b>The deadly brain-eating amoeba that recently killed a four-year-old Louisiana boy may be linked to unsafe water conditions created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, experts say.</b><p>The boy, Drake Smith Jr., died from a rare but …

For World's Oddest-Looking Antelope, Signs of a Comeback

Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p>With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: …

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Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner gets plaudits in early reviews | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The fingerprint reader on Apple Inc’s top-end iPhone 5S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones.<p>Phil Schiller, senior vice …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to iOS 7 Right Away and 5 You Shouldn’t

It’s that time again — time to decide whether to hop on the bus to early-adopters-ville, or hang back, maybe sipping your mocha latte, knowingly …

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A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Google’s latest ‘moonshot’: improving health and extending your life with Calico

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan<p>You’d think Google (s GOOG) already has its hands full building driverless cars, working …

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided …

Bringing Sun to a Norweigian City in the Shadows

Changing Planet<p>The Norwegian town of Rjukan sits in an unfortunate spot. During the winter, the nearby Gaustatoppen mountains block the sun entirely, leaving the town’s 3,500 people in a frigid shadow for five months.<p>Rather than wait for the Earth’s tilt to change, which might take a few million …

Words To Inspire the Soul

“They say that laughter is the best medicine. “With the fearful strain is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” ~Abraham Lincoln Photo credit: tzooka

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