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Tech Billionaires Throw an Oscar Night for Science Nerds

Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesIt was a red-carpet, black-tie affair at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday evening, an …

Wall Street

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

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How Technology is Transforming Live Concert Bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses.<p>Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But the singer wasn’t so much …

Shhh! World's Powerful People Are Meeting In Secret Again

There's "no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued."<p>And as The Associated Press says, "what happens at Bilderberg, stays at Bilderberg."<p>But each year "The Bilderberg" brings together nearly 150 of the world's most powerful people (Henry …

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

Science Social Network ResearchGate Pulls Down $35M From Investors Including Bill Gates

While it might sound like a nifty idea to connect scientists around the world to share data and projects, it’s probably time to take ResearchGate …

Google to bring net access to Africa using blimps, masts and satellites

Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit signals …

Doha hopes to score big with the world’s biggest Angry Birds theme park

Flinging those digital Angry Birds was so much fun that they’ve inspired their own theme park. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Doha are now the latest cities vying for the rights to an Angry Birds theme park, which plans to be the world’s largest of its kind. The glorified playground, which will feature …

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Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera Among Several Exits at Troubled Phone Maker HTC

Already facing big challenges on the sales side, Taiwanese phone maker HTC has been hit with a wave of staff departures.<p>Chief among the exits is …

HTC

While Waiting for JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding Raises Millions

MicroVentures said today that it has facilitated $16 million in equity crowdfunding investments, the type that regular people might be able to …

Venture Capital

How can Amazon pay tax on profits it doesn't make?

A Guardian investigation has revealed that Amazon paid just £3.2m in corporation tax in the UK last year. But this says less about the company's tax …

24-Year-Old Ogilvy Employee Dies From 'Overwork'

According to local TV news program Yangzi Evening News, the Ogilvy & Mather Beijing employee died of "overwork." He had been working overtime the month prior to his death, not leaving the office before 11p.m.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Ogilvy Denies 24-Year-Old China Employee Was Worked To Death.<p>Reports say that Yuan …

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