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'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

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Sprint, Best Buy give students a free year of talk, text, and data

If you sign up for a new Sprint line at Best Buy, you can score one year of talk, text, and data. The catch is, you must be a student.<p>Hey students, your report card can now earn you a free cell phone plan. Best Buy and Sprint announced Monday that they've teamed up to offer free unlimited talk and …

Google releases 'sneak peek' of Glass app-development kit

Back at SXSW, Google announced the Glass Mirror API — the first step in allowing developers to build apps, or "Glassware" for its wearable computing device. Now, developers will have a whole new set of tools at their disposal: the long-awaited Glass Development Kit (GDK). At a Glass hackathon today …

Apple receives full set of building permits for its ‘spaceship’ campus today [Update: video added]

Apple will receive the full set of building permits for its ‘spaceship’ campus in Cupertino today, following a formal approval vote by the full council. This final vote was just a rubber-stamping exercise, with the go-ahead effectively granted a month ago.<p>We have a pretty detailed idea of what to …

Snapchat surpasses Facebook in photo uploads

Users at Snapchat now upload around 400 million photo and video messages daily.<p>Snapchat users may be snapping past their Facebook counterparts when it comes to uploading photos.<p>A Snapchat represenative told CNET on Tuesday that the site now processes 400 million snaps per day. That jibes with …