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After trip to space, cherry trees mysteriously blossom years ahead of schedule

It's that time of year when cherry blossoms draw crowds across the world, but a few cherry trees this year have sprouted a mystery. Four cherry tree saplings across Japan blossomed this spring, as much as six years ahead of schedule. The trees all come from a selection of seeds that took a trip to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Arrives: PayPal Fingerprint-Based Payment And 3 Other Things To Know About The Device

Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005935) released its latest Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone on Friday in 125 countries, including the U.S., Europe, the …

'Heartbleed' bug can't be simply blamed on coders

Were you a thriller writer seeking a name for an apocalyptic software security flaw that threatened the future of civilisation as we know it, then "Heartbleed" would be hard to beat. Last week saw the discovery of such a flaw, and Heartbleed was the name assigned to it.<p>Most security flaws are of …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Power Vault: Keep Power Locked Away Until You Need It [Deals]

<b>The Power Vault</b> features a polished design and reinforced protective case power-packed with an unparalleled rechargeable 10,000mAh battery. The dual USB ports allow for any two devices (smartphone, tablet, USB-­connected devices) to be rapidly charged within minutes, all the while allowing you to …

Lights, camera, interaction: Why video data is a crucial part of the enterprise value chain

The Netflix-Comcast truce has demonstrated once more how crucial video has become for today’s internet. YouTube alone streams enough footage each …

Science learns which male dance moves the ladies like

We're not here to tell you folks how to get down in the club, <i>but</i> if you're a guy wanting to get noticed (in a good way) by the opposite sex the next time you're at the discotheque, listen up. Researchers at Northumbria University conducted a study to find out exactly what kind of gyrations draw in …

Facebook spends $1.36 billion on data centers in 2013

Number of the day<p>$1.36 billion<p>That's how much Facebook spent on data centers last year, up from $606 million in 2011. The Menlo Park company - not known as a hardware maker - now has a team of 170 who design, manufacture and supply the powerful server computers that handle Internet traffic. The …

In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

LATAKIA, Syria (Reuters) - For three years, residents of Syria’s Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.<p>Rebel fighters walk with their weapons at …

East Ukraine protesters joined by miners on the barricades

Word spread quickly through the few hundred pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine: "The miners are coming!"<p>The crowd parted as a group of a dozen or so burly men in orange work helmets marched past barbed-wire and tyre barricades into the 11-storey administration building, which …

UN: 'Massive shift' needed on energy

<b>A UN report on climate change is expected to call for a trebling of the planet's use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.</b><p>The report is also expected to argue that the trend of increased carbon emissions can only be reversed if a "massive shift" in energy use is made.<p>Scientists …