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3 Ideas To Save The Seafood Industry Of The Future

The result has been that, over the past few years, a growing group of companies and activists have actually banded together to change the way the …

Aquaculture

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

Amazon gives Android Appstore a facelift and some performance tweaks

Amazon’s Appstore received a nice redesign this past week and while it fell under our radar early on, it’s still very much a worthwhile update. For those of you who prefer purchasing your apps from Amazon alongside Google Play or who have found many gems with Amazon’s “free app of the day” it’s …

REVIEW: HTC Took The Best Android Phone In The World And Made It Really, Really Big

And then there are the phablets, the supersized phones with 5.5 to 6-inch screens. Samsung popularized phablets with its Galaxy Note line of devices two years ago. A lot of people, including me, laughed at the attempt. But since then, my thinking has evolved along with the market's. Millions of …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Zuckerberg says US 'really blew it' on surveillance programs

Mark Zuckerberg believes the United States "really blew it" on surveillance programs that have drawn intense criticism as lacking respect for citizens' privacy.<p>"I think that these things are always a balance, in terms of doing the right things and also being clear and telling people about what …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

How the Banks Are Winning Now

One of the long-standing arguments against teaching personal finance in school is that marketing messages promoting debt and consumerism quickly …

Beer cans are finally getting the creative designs they deserve

While canned beer has long outsold bottled beer, cans have traditionally been considered downmarket. But aluminum packaging rose in stature in the early aughts when it was embraced by a new class of US craft breweries. Even bigger brands have caught on, pushing innovative designs that would be …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.<p>The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that …

Leaked Videos Could Lead to Big Payday for Ousted Snapchat Co-Founder

Reggie Brown, who met Snapchat co-founders Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel at Stanford, claims the idea for the app was his.<p>Reggie Brown, Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel attended Stanford University together and joined the same fraternity, Kappa Sigma.<p>Now the three are tangled in a lawsuit over equity …

UK economy will take years to recover says BoE's Dale

<b>The UK's economic recovery will take a "number of years", the Bank of England's chief economist Spencer Dale has said.</b><p>"We had a very deep recession, we have a number of years to go," Mr Dale told the BBC.<p>He also said that interest rates would remain low for what he termed a "sustained period".<p>But …

UK Economy

Samsung owes Apple $290M more in damages, jury says

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290,456,793 in additional damages for patent infringement, slightly less than the $380 million Apple had requested.<p>That brings its total award to about $930 million. Samsung believed it owed Apple only $52 million more in …

Asteroid threat in 2032? Don't panic, but don't brush it off

A big asteroid sailed past Earth last month, and astronomers haven't yet totally excluded the possibility that it'll hit us when it comes around in 2032. If the past is any guide, we won't have to worry about asteroid 2013 TV135 — but it's a reminder that we'll have to fend off a killer space rock …