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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 9, 2017) - MIT Technology Review

Business Impact<p>The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 9, 2017)<p>This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.<p>A …

Physics

Islamic State abducts over 200 near Mosul, retreats with thousands: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near the militant stronghold of Mosul and also forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from Hammam al Alil town, the United Nations human rights organization said on Tuesday.<p>The abductions took place last …

Human Rights

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Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

Some OS X Yosemite Users Plagued With Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Since OS X Yosemite's October 16 launch, <i>MacRumors</i> has been receiving a number of complaints from users who have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues. Extensive threads about Wi-Fi problems have surfaced on both the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and on Apple's own Support Communities as well, suggesting there are quite …

Google Search goes iOS 7, gets better integration with Google Maps

Google today updated its Search app for iOS, adding another one to the iOS 7 optimized stable and bringing with it a few full screen browsing …

Google Search

ScienceCasts: Electric-Blue Clouds Appear Over Antarctica

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? To Create Optical Illusions

They look awesome. But mostly, they mean less being eaten by flies and lions.<p>Why zebras have stripes has long been something of a mystery. We have a pretty good idea they're used as protection, but the exact mechanism isn't totally understood. I mean, why would evolution pick out <i>that</i>? The black on …

Easily Run Windows Software On Your Mac With CrossOver 13 | Cult of Mac Deals

EASILY RUN WINDOWS ON YOUR MAC<p>Have you ever wanted to easily run Windows applications & PC games on your Mac? CrossOver 13 has you covered and now you can install your Windows software right onto your Mac <b>without a Windows license, without rebooting, and without a virtual machine.</b> Your Windows …

FaceTime Audio Coming to Macs With Next OS X Update

The OS X 10.9.2 beta first distributed to developers this afternoon includes Apple's FaceTime audio, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) feature that was originally introduced to the iPhone with iOS 7. With FaceTime audio on both iOS and OS X, Apple users will be able to seamlessly call one …