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The Daily Edition is a new essential for Flipboard readers who want a fast, definitive roundup of the day's news, with a little bit of fun thrown into the mix.<p>Although it's packed with information, it's also a quick read. There are top stories in news, business, technology, sports and popular …

Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role, claim scientists

More than 90% of human DNA is doing nothing very useful, and large stretches may be no more than biological baggage that has built up over years of evolution, Oxford researchers claim.<p>The scientists arrived at the figure after comparing the human genome with the genetic makeup of other mammals, …

Privacy group to FTC: Facebook 'purposefully messed with people’s minds'

EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed a formal complaint today with the Federal Trade Commission over Facebook's 'emotional …

APOD: M106 Across the Spectrum (2014 Jul 05) Image Credit: X-ray - NASA / CXC / Caltech / P.Ogle et al., Optical - NASA/STScI, IR - NASA/JPL-Caltech, Radio - NSF/NRAO/VLA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140705.html Explanation: The spiral arms of bright, active galaxy M106 sprawl through this remarkable multiwavelength portrait, composed of image data from radio to X-rays, across the electromagnetic spectrum. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 can be found toward the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The well-measured distance to M106 is 23.5 million light-years, making this cosmic scene about 60,000 light-years across. Typical in grand spiral galaxies, dark dust lanes, youthful star clusters, and star forming regions trace spiral arms that converge on a bright nucleus. But this composite highlights two anomalous arms in radio (purple) and X-ray (blue) that seem to arise in the central region of M106, evidence of energetic jets of material blasting into the galaxy's disk. The jets are likely powered by matter falling into a massive central black hole. http://chandra.harvard.edu/ http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.2040 http://hubblesite.org/ http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ http://www.vla.nrao.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140705 #APOD

Stem cell researchers under pressure to produce

In laboratories across California, scientists are racing to turn stem cells into therapies for some of the world's most debilitating illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer's.<p>Many of those researchers have received funding from a unique source: California's stem cell agency. Created by voters a decade …

Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more?

Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.<p>The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery suggests there may be just as many planets in two-star …