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Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.<p>The …

Yelp's growth spurred by smartphones, CEO says

Yelp, the service for online restaurant and local business reviews, said the booming rise in smartphones is a key part to its international growth.<p>"We're seeing close to 50 percent of both traffic and ad impression opportunities on mobile. It's become a huge part of our business," Yelp Chief …

A Bitcoin Transaction Has Been Made From North Korea

It’s said that Bitcoin crosses all borders, and nowhere could this point be better proved than in the all-reclusive North Korea.<p>A tourist who went to visit North Korea to watch the Dennis Rodman basketball game used the country’s Internet service to send $100 worth of Bitcoins to Sean’s Outpost, a …

Nest promises any privacy policy changes will be transparent, opt-in

Last Monday the web was buzzing with news of Google’s purchase of Nest Labs for a cool $3.2 billion dollars, making it the company’s biggest acquisition since Motorola. Immediately after the news hit, so did the reports about how a Google-owned Nest could become a major privacy concern.<p>Not only did …

Samsung Galaxy S5 interface images leak

<b>Hot on the heels of last week's run of hardware rumours, @evleaks has posted purported screenshots of the new-look Galaxy S5 home screen.</b><p>More from …

Twitter Increases its Focus on Asia

On a hunt for more global engagement and in turn an increase in international revenue, Twitter is upping its focus on Asia. It has gone on a hiring spree that has seen it staff five key marketing and communications positions over the past two months.<p>The company previously focused the bulk of its …

A firefighter from North Carolina is writing apps for Google Glass to make his job safer

Google Glass is still a technology very much in its infancy, looking for the specific utilities and features that'll make it useful to a broader market than the developers and enthusiasts who are currently experimenting with the device. One of those developers is Patrick Jackson of Rocky Mount, …

Lenovo shares rise on reports of IBM deal

<b>Shares in China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - have risen after reports that it is in talks to buy IBM's low-end server business.</b><p>Its shares rose 3.5% to HK$10.54 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.<p>PC makers have been hurt by a slowdown in demand for desktop computers and a potential deal is …

British university accepts course fees in Bitcoin

The University of Cumbria has become the first public institution of its kind to accept its fees in bitcoins – at least, for two courses that …

Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy

It's tough to build solar cells that capture both heat and light -- most of these multi-talented devices can't trap more than one percent of the energy they receive. However, MIT has just blown past that limitation with a prototype chip that absorbs warmth through an outer layer of carbon …

LG G Flex to launch in over 20 European countries this February

The G Flex's world tour continues: following news of launches in the US, LG has announced that its bendy smartphone will reach more than 20 European countries this February. The continent-wide release involves larger countries like Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the UK. LG hasn't named …

Cybersecurity Startup Aorato Exits Stealth With A ‘Behavior Firewall’, $10M In Funding

Make way for another startup in the area of cybersecurity: Aorato, which has developed a behavior-monitoring firewall for Microsoft Active Directory services, is coming out of stealth today. At the same time, the Israel- and New York-based company is announcing funding of $10 million, with …

AT&T offers Next plans to subscribers after 6 months

AT&T wants to get some of its existing users to upgrade a bit earlier than before by offering AT&T Next contracts to its subscribers after six months.<p>Starting today, anyone who signed an AT&T contract before January 18, 2014 can “upgrade” their standard contract to an AT&T Next plan after six …

Verizon adds 250MB Share Everything plan for the extra-thrifty

Verizon's Share Everything plans may be convenient for multi-phone households, but they're not cheap -- even the 500MB tier can be pricey for those who don't need much data. To that end, the carrier is introducing a $20, 250MB shared data plan on January 21st. The new offering shaves about $20 off …

eBay to allow Bitcoin sales in 'virtual currency' category

It seemed like it was only a matter of time before e-commerce giant eBay and its payment platform PayPal addressed the sale and use of Bitcoin on its sites. And, despite concern from government regulators, it appears the company believes in virtual currencies -- so much so, that it will soon start …

Better drug combo cures toughest hepatitis C

Hepatitis C treatment is about to get simpler and more effective, with more cures, no more weekly injections, reduced side effects, and many fewer …

Medicine

‘Backdoor’ approach may stop deadly brain tumors

Researchers have discovered a new way to block an enzyme that fuels the growth of glioblastoma, the most common and most fatal form of brain …

Breast Cancer

Enzyme points to new way to fight the flu

Researchers have found an enzyme that protects us from the flu by helping our lungs resist tissue damage.<p>“It’s a discovery that offers exciting new …

Immunotherapy

How Did Insects Evolve To Feast On Your Blood?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin of the bed bug, but of bloodsucking insects in general. When did that happen? And how exactly …

Study takes new look at gun access and risk of homicide, suicide

People who have ready access to a firearm are almost twice as likely to be killed and three times likelier to commit suicide than those without a gun available in the home or from a neighbor or friend, a new study has concluded.<p>Though men and women with firearm access were about equally likely to …

Guns

The Search For Actually Useful Apps On Google Glass

Ones that make smart glasses seem cool rather than creepy<p>Developers able to get their hands on the $1,500 Google Glass prototypes have been hacking apps for the Android-based smart specs since this past spring – even though the company only released a Glass developer’s kit (GDK) in …

Jet lag and night shifts disrupt rhythm of hundreds of genes, study shows

Researchers have found evidence that jet lag causes "profound disruption" to more than 1,000 genes, including many that are normally drawn upon to maintain, repair and protect the body.<p>The findings might help to explain why people with jet lag feel so miserable, with ailments ranging from nausea …

“Expired” food is good for you: A supermarket exec’s bold business gamble

Trader Joe’s’ former president wants to sell you the food that other stores throw out. Will it work?<p>The former president of Trader Joe’s thinks he can sell the food that other stores throw out.<p>At first glance, that sentence looks like it tells you everything you need to know: Like Jeff Bezos’ …

The World's Rich Are Not Incomprehensibly Wealthy Because They 'Work Harder'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The richest 1 percent of the world is 60 times more wealthy than the poorest 50 percent, according …

Tools that make preparing for a prospect meeting a piece of cake.

You’ve penciled in your first meeting with a prospective customer. You may be tempted to go out and celebrate this accomplishment – but before you …

Bank of America says Bitcoin could become a 'major means of payment'

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued the bank's first research report today on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, concluding that the currency has the potential to become a "major means of payment for e-commerce" as well as a "serious competitor to …

Mayor, police chief in struggling Kentucky coal town to donate salary in Bitcoins to spur economy

Officials in a small Appalachian town that has seen its coal industry dry up over the past two years are hopeful that Bitcoins, the Internet currency, can play a driving force for jobs.<p>Both the mayor and police chief from Vicco, Ky., a town of about 330 residents located about 130 miles southeast …