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The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

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The Power of Sleep

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Our entire Milky Way galaxy is just a dot in this supercluster

Ready to feel small? Our sun is just one of 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which itself is one of many, many other galaxies -- but at least we now know <i>where</i> it is. Astronomers have mapped a "supercluster" of galaxies including the Milky Way and dubbed it Laniakea, or "immeasurable …

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

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The Strongest Electrical Current in the Universe Spotted, 2 Billion Light Years From Here

Looking for a source of renewable electricity? Researchers at the University of Toronto have found some serious current emanating from a huge cosmic jet 2 billion light years from Earth. At 1018 amps, the current is the strongest current ever seen, equalling something like a trillion bolts of …

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Recognizing The Illusion Of 'Homo Economicus'

Standard economic theory assumes that humans behave rationally and are able to objectively calculate the value (or cost) of the different choices they are presented with. In fact, we pride ourselves on our rationality. Different from the animals, we humans have the unique capacity for logical …

10 of the Most Under-Appreciated Professions

Your job may not be as thankless as you think it is—at least maybe not when you compare it to this list. All of these professions have one thing in …

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A Second Life for Wasted Soda Bottles: High-Tech Roofing

Engineers have figured out how to turn plastic trash into a material that keeps rain and heat out while letting sunlight in.<p>Perhaps the iconic image of developing-world poverty is a small collection of huts with thatched roofs. Unfortunately for those living in such places, these roofs are …

Could This Gigantic Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Machine Actually Pick Up Our Ocean Trash?

An outlandish idea, floated by a 17-year-old two years ago, now has funding, a 530-page feasibility study, and the backing of 15 institutions. Next step: Actually picking up some trash.<p>Two years ago, when Boyan Slat first proposed his giant ocean clean-up device, it didn’t seem likely he would …

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / May 28, 2014<p>There are few things that get the tech and business …

Google is building a hardware empire, and this is what it looks like

Google began the 21st century as a small but growing search engine. 14 years later, the California-based company has built smartphones, mapped the globe, purchased a firm that makes advanced smoke detectors, and obtained a veritable army of robots. It's sometimes tempting to still think of Google …

Intel will let you build your own 3D-printed robot later this year

Intel CEO brought a robotic companion named Jimmy with him on stage at Code Conference today. Jimmy is a 3D-printed robot capable of walking, talking, moving his arms, dancing and even tweeting, and it's the key to Intel's vision of the future of robotics. Starting later this year, the company will …

Amazon Will Have 10,000 Robots Filling Customer Orders By The End Of The Year

Amazon currently uses some 1,000 robots by Kiva Systems, a company it bought for $775 million in 2012, to fill its customers' orders. Now CNN reports that Amazon will have 10,000 robots doing the same by the end of this year.<p>CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the plan to double down on robotics during a …

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5 Can't-Miss Apps: Next Music Discovery and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Retro for Instagram<p>Next — Social Music Discovery<p>Notifyr<p>PumpUp<p>Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic<p>Between Microsoft unveiling …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

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