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Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other

The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending?<p>Google is teaming up with the nation's largest peer-to-peer lender. The search and tech giant is investing $125 million in Lending Club, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the …

Tiny Mites Spark Big Battle Over Imports Of French Cheese

The Food and Drug Administration is currently embroiled in a surprisingly heated culinary standoff — pitting French cheese-makers (and American cheese-lovers) against regulators, all because of one very small problem: cheese mites.<p>Cheese mites are microscopic little bugs that live on the surfaces …

Engineer argues Egyptian pyramid decay is due to centuries of expansion

For centuries, Egypt's pyramids have been a point worldwide fascination. Scholars have long asked, how did the egyptians build them at all, much less so beautifully? But, when structural engineer Peter James looked at the pyramids, he asked why they were falling apart. The longstanding explanation …

What can Python and the New York Times tell us about gender?

How much can a handful of Python scripts reveal about our world? Neal Caren, an assistant professor from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, decided to see how <i>The New York Times</i> wrote about men and women. When you open a newspaper, how much of it is devoted to discussing each gender? …

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren't all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn't get heisted.<p>Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required some …

Desktop Othermill carves out circuit boards, jewelry

This successful Kickstarter project lets you make anything from printed circuits to brass earrings and molds for precision parts.<p>What if you could easily add custom-designed circuits to DIY projects like 3D-printed stuff? Here's a small mill that can churn them out with precision and …

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