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When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Black Holes

This startup has found a way to remove CO2 from the air and turn it into pellets

An “air capturing” plant is taking in air through giant fans, filtering out the carbon dioxide, absorbing the gas in liquid, and converting it into pellets in a bid to combat climate change.<p>A Canadian start up, backed by Bill Gates, built its first such plant in Squamish, Vancouver, where members …

Bill Gates

Dell buying EMC in a transaction valued at about $67 billion

Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion.<p>Shareholders of EMC Corp. will receive about $33.15 per share, which includes cash plus tracking stock linked to part of EMC's economic interest in the VMware business. That's a 19% premium to EMC's Friday closing …

EMC

Asian stocks lower on weak China import data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Tuesday as China's trade data showed a larger-than-expected slide in imports, deepening …

Stock Markets

Hacking is such a problem that the cost of cyber insurance is skyrocketing

<i>(By Jim Finkle, Reuters) –</i> A rash of hacking attacks on U.S. companies over the past two years has prompted insurers to massively increase cyber premiums for some companies, leaving firms that are perceived to be a high risk scrambling for cover.<p>On top of rate hikes, insurers are raising …

Health Care

Google takes part in $100 million funding round for secure messaging startup Symphony

Reports surfaced last week suggesting that Google was in talks to invest in secure messaging startup Symphony, and a new report out Monday morning (via Re/code) suggests that the company is about to announce $100 million in funding raised in a recent round from several investors including — as was …

Messaging

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System