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Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

<i>Photo Courtesy Ajv123ajv/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello</i><p>You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. In some cases people have been socked with five-figure tabs for using …

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A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better

The scariest thing anyone has ever said to me about the internet of things wasn’t about the NSA spying on my gadgets or that someone might hack my …