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Cancer 'drove black skin evolution'

Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our African ancestors dying from skin cancer<p>Cancer may have driven the evolution of black skin early in human history, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our …

Fewer Soldiers, More Robots: Pentagon Budgets For The Future

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has proposed the smallest United States military since 1940. It's also the most technologically advanced.<p>The last time the U.S. Army was smaller than 450,000 troops, it was 1940 and the United States had yet to join World War II. Announced yesterday, Secretary of …

Military

Bitcoin Prices On MtGox Are Going Bananas

Bitcoin prices on MtGox are up about 200% this weekend to more than $300, reaching as high as $349.<p>The reason appears to be reports that the exchange has begun testing restarting Bitcoin withdrawals. They've been suspended for more than two weeks because of a software glitch in Gox's customer …

Cryptocurrency

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

The Week In Numbers: Earth's Population In 2050, Life-Saving Poop Transplants, And More

<b>9 billion people</b>: Earth's population by 2050<p><b>41 percent</b>: the portion of people treated for cat bites who were diagnosed with depression, according to a study of 1.3 million health records<p><b>12 to 14 hours</b>: the length of time a newly discovered marsupial spends violently mating. Most of the males die …

CDC

Here's Why Venezuela Is Imploding

<i>David Smilde, the moderator of Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights, recently did an interview on the ongoing Venezuelan protests with Isabel Fleck, a journalist with Folha de Sao Paolo, Brazil's most circulated daily newspaper. Both have extensive experience with covering Venezuelan politics.</i><p><b>David</b> …

Venezuela

Obama, Putin discuss Syria concerns, Iran talks by phone: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to talk about several global crises where the two powers have not seen eye-to-eye, including Syria’s civil war, ongoing talks on Iran’s nuclear program, and violence in Ukraine, the White House …

Calif. senator charged in big corruption case

A California state senator was charged Friday with accepting $100,000 in bribes, lavish trips and no-show jobs for his children in exchange for pushing legislation to benefit a hospital engaged in billing fraud and participating in a film industry tax scheme that actually was an FBI sting.<p>The …

U.S. government seeks to cut Medicare payments to insurers

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.<p>A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while …

Coach: U.S. lacks speedskating focus

Dutch speedskating coach Jillert Anema knows how the United States can improve on its Olympic 0-fer on the Sochi ovals -- stop playing sports like …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Writer proves that Discovery aired fake image of Megalodon shark

English author and <i>Guardian</i> columnist George Monbiot has accused Discovery Channel of faking a photograph of a long-extinct shark for a dramatized documentary called <i>Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives</i>. After noticing that the sepia-toned "photograph" of a shark above bore all the signs of a hoax, …

Widescreen TVs and sliding steering wheels: the future of driverless cars

Have you ever wanted to have a business meeting while lying down and travelling at 120 km/hr? Or ever got bored of driving and just wanted to let go of the wheel, spin yourself around and watch a movie on a 32-inch telly, while your armrest dispenses you coffee? No, me neither actually, but some …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …