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How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

7 unsung American delicacies that don't get enough credit

When you go to New York City, the first thing everyone asks is whether you've eaten a slice of pizza. When you go to Philadelphia, everyone expects …

Ice Cream

New iOS malware spreads through infected desktop software

iPhone users are usually considered safe from malware, but a new report from Palo Alto Networks suggests that reputation may be about to change. Palo Alto's researchers have discovered a bug called Wirelurker, which the company says may have already impacted hundreds of thousands of users. The bug …

Google appears to be working on an AirDrop competitor codenamed 'Copresence'

There may soon be a new way to share files, messages, directions, music, and more between devices. A new leak suggests that Google is working on a service codenamed "Copresence" that will be some sort of cross between Apple's AirDrop local file transfer service and the NFC-based Android Beam …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand

Fredrik Neij, alias TiAMO, is expected to be returned to Sweden to serve sentence for aiding copyright infringement<p>One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos.<p>Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was …

Dropbox and Microsoft form surprise partnership for Office integration

Office mobile apps will soon seamlessly sync to Dropbox<p>Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming up today to more closely integrate Dropbox into Office. The surprise partnership will benefit Dropbox users who use Office across desktop, mobile, and the web as Microsoft’s productivity suite will soon become …