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Infecting mosquitos with bacteria could block malaria

Getting Wolbachia bacteria to grow in mosquitos may help human health.<p>Mosquito bites kill an estimated 1-2 million people every year. It is not the …

22 People Who Had An Even Worse Morning Than You

Have a hard time getting out of bed this morning? At least you're not these people.

Happy and Derpy Go Hand in Hand

Meanwhile in the Gaza Strip: A Delivery Company Smuggles KFC from Egypt via Underground Tunnels

A courier business based in Gaza is apparently offering an ambitious service to deliver smuggled orders of Kentucky Friend Chicken from Egypt via underground tunnels. According to the company’s ads on Facebook, Gazans can get a taste of the “finger-lickin good” stuff for 100 shekels ($30 USD, triple the usual price) within 3 hours of placing the order. Fried chicken is only the latest addition to a long list of supplies and products that are being transported through the network of tunnels, …

15 Thoughts You Should Keep To Yourself

The brain is a weird place. Three days a week, Owlturd draws the funny, bizarre musings inside his head.

In Ancient Russia, Boys Killed Their Pet Dogs to Become Warriors

In early Russia, dogs weren't just man's best friends - they were also a crucial step in an ancient initiation rites that turn boys into warriors:<p>At …

Rift MMO Going Free To Play

The ranks of the few remaining subscription MMOs have thinned even further today as Rift will be going free to play come June 12th, or as Rift fans …

Google IO: top 5 moments

Google IO 2013 has come and gone, leaving us tantalized with technologies to come. After covering the show at San Francisco's Moscone Center, we've …

Microsoft Surface Pro coming to the UK on May 23rd starting at £719

Microsoft has a good excuse for the Surface Pro's late arrival in the UK: the company claims that demand in the US stripped its cupboards bare, leaving nothing but RT crumbs to sell on this side of the Atlantic. In any case, Redmond tells us that a date has now been set, with the Core i5-powered …

Ruckus Wireless designs an open Wi-Fi hotspot with a secure connection

Wi-Fi is everywhere and more often than not it’s free for the taking. Pretty much everyone but airlines and fancy hotels are opening their networks …

Here’s the real theme of Google I/O: Service unification between Chrome and Android

So much for my hardware predictions of what to expect at Google I/O(s goog). Instead of an updated Nexus 7 tablet or a new Chromebook model, Google …

Why the snap of a photo changed my mind about Google Glass

As a serious smartphone addict who jumps at the sound of an iPhone (s goog) buzz, I know that I really don’t need more internet in my life. So I …

With $2.5 million in new funding, PingMD wants to help doctors manage incoming calls

If you’ve ever tried to call your doctor with an impromptu medical question, you know that a single call can quickly turn into non-stop game of phone …

One World Trade Centre: a bird's eye view

Internet dating: why is it so hard to find a NORMAL single bloke? After a year of duds, Northern Lass, 32, wishes she could just do things the old-fashioned way – flutter eyelashes in a bar. For the Guardian's Northerner blog, she opens an occasional series on navigating the new dating jungle http://gu.com/p/3fpxx Photograph: Lasse Kristensen/Alamy