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Y Quit? Smoking Destroys Male Chromosome

Smoking may kill off the Y chromosome in men’s blood cells, researchers said Thursday — a finding that may explain why men are more likely to die from smoking-related illnesses than women.<p>The team of Finnish researchers had already shown that men who are missing the Y chromosome from their red …

Aug 20, 2013 at 4:02am UTC

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

There’s little question as to why Oyeyiola, who is taking his finals in the next two weeks, would devote so much of his extra-curricular time and …

Facebook Has Resolved a Sitewide Issue That Caused an Outage

<b>Update (6:26pm Pacific):</b> Facebook says it has completed backend service repairs and everything should be back to normal. A company spokesperson provided the following statement:<p>Earlier this afternoon we experienced an issue with our serving infrastructure that prevented some people from accessing …

Sights on the NBA, Kiwi Gardner Concludes Explosive Rookie Year

<i>This piece succeeds "The Ballad of Kiwi Gardner: A YouTube Legend Fights for His Basketball Future," a Mashable Spotlight profile that originally</i> …

A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

Russian gamer in dramatic collapse after experiencing Oculus Rift

The gamer is trying a rollercoaster demo using the virtual reality headset when a friend delivers him a well-timed shove, provoking a hysterical reaction<p>Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the hilarious moment a <b>Russian</b> games fan falls victim to a prank as he tries a rollercoaster demonstration using …

HP’s Slatebook 14 isn’t the first Android laptop, but it may be the nicest yet

A new Android-powered laptop broke cover this weekend, and it’s probably the most interesting so far.<p>HP hasn’t yet officially announced the Slatebook 14, but it’s likely only a matter of time, as the video above was found on HP’s official website by the folks at <i>Notebook Italia</i>.<p>The Slatebook 14 …

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