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MARISSA MAYER: 'We Are Very Sorry' For Yahoo Mail's Big Outage This Week

In a post on her Tumblr page, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologized for the outage, but said it only affected about 1% of Yahoo Mail users. She also explained exactly what caused the problem.<p>"This has been a very frustrating week for our users and we are very sorry," Mayer wrote.<p>Mayer said the problem …

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How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Sumatran deforestation threatens orangutan population - video

Aerial footage, filmed by a drone operated by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation programme, shows the extent of large scale deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia. The Tripa swamp forest once boasted 60,000 hectares of forest, which was home to 2,000 orangutans. Now most of it has been destroyed to …

Unfair advantage at the office

This is a column for the disgruntled. It’s easy to get disheartened as we watch colleagues sail through a three-hour presentation on no sleep — after running a marathon over the weekend and coaching their child’s pre-school dance class before work.<p>What’s their secret?<p>Not wishing to sound bitter BBC …

How Bianchi became an iconic bike brand

For the romantic, there's simply nothing that can match a Bianchi bike painted in the company's recognisable celeste, writes Robert Dineen<p><b>In short.</b> Probably the world's most recognisable bike brand.<p><b>How did it begin?</b> When Edoardo Bianchi started building bikes in his Milanese factory in 1886, aged …

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Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …