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Introducing ‘dark DNA’ – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.<p>DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions …

Why Are Yawns Contagious?

Every person yawns. So do many other vertebrate animals, including snakes, dogs, cats, sharks, and chimpanzees. While yawning is contagious, not …

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With a Drop of Saliva, Family Histories Are Rewritten

Bob Hutchinson’s mother told him and his siblings almost nothing about her family, no matter how often they asked. “She was good at brushing people off,” said Mr. Hutchinson, 60.<p>Growing up, there were no photos of his mother as a child in the home, or of her own parents and siblings. She said that …

Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

Last week, Apple introduced two new iPhones with new features, including fingerprint recognition on one model, and extra password protections. But the new technology is up against a sophisticated black market that has had years to grow and adapt to meet the world's desire for smartphones.<p>To call …

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

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10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Freaking out

CHINA’S leaders seem, in public, to be on a permanent charm offensive towards foreign businesses. Multinational bosses, in turn, tend to praise the …

Gloppy blobfish wins ugliest endangered animal

The public has voted, and the sad-faced blobfish has been declared the ugliest endangered animal on the planet.<p>Some have said the gelatinous deep-sea dweller that can grow up to 12 inches long resembles a mini-Jabba the Hutt. We think it also looks like a gloppy version of the comic strip character …

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The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes

<b>A worker in prostitution who goes by the name "Violet," in downtown San Francisco. (AP/Darryl Bush)</b><p>Our society turns a blind eye to the murder of sex workers, deeming them less than human. Why is that?<p>Laura Agustin<p>August 17, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>It doesn’t …

3 takes on why bookstores are dead (and why that might not be such a bad thing)

Bookstores had a really bad week — at least in the world of blog punditry, where three industry figures I admire posted their takes on why bookstores …