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A new place to share GIFs: the DNA of living bacteria

One day we may embed information in our own bodies<p>Scientists have inserted a GIF into the DNA of living bacteria, bringing us one step closer to one day embedding information in our own skin.<p>Using DNA to store data isn’t new, but until now the data was stored in synthetic — not living — DNA. …

The Martian: Nasa unveils real-life photos from locations in hit film

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided stunning images of the planet’s surface, depicting landing sites from the film and volcano-like mounds<p>Blockbuster movie The Martian has inspired Nasa to release photos showing real-life locations from the film on the Red Planet.<p>Two landing sites for the …

First Muslim to be awarded Victoria Cross needs recognition, say former Army chiefs

Khudadad Khan, the first Muslim soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, should be more widely recognised, say two former heads of the Army<p>Two former heads of the Army have called for greater recognition of the first Muslim soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, in a move intended as a …

Facebook And Apple Offer To Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

Facebook and Apple are making it easier for female employees to delay having kids and focus on their careers instead. Both companies have now offered to pay to freeze their eggs.<p>Many tech companies offer wild perks such as unlimited vacation, a casual work environment, and meals from five-star …

Google threatened with $100-million lawsuit over celebrity nude photos

A celebrity attorney whose firm represents more than a dozen high-profile women whose personal photos were stolen and then posted online has threatened Google with a lawsuit potentially seeking $100 million or more in damages related to the distribution of those images.<p>The Internet giant, however, …

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills to boost purchases of electric cars

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents.<p>That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), sets a goal of placing at …

Scientists Find That Martian Soil Is Actually Pretty Good For Growing Stuff

The mustard plant hadn’t exactly flowered in Martian soil <i>from Mars</i>. Instead, NASA provided Wamelink with substitute Martian soil–stuff collected from …

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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

SpaceX President Says Company Will Dominate The Solar System In 2100

In as little as ten years, SpaceX could be sending people to Mars, she said, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk's ambition to make the human race "multiplanetary."<p>But why stop there? She went on to predict that by 2100 or 2200, SpaceX would be the "most widely used space transport company in the... let's …

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Under new rules, Muslim inmates in L.A. County jails observe Ramadan

The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan.<p>About 80 other inmates, many wearing traditional caps called kufis with their jail uniforms, sat in the pews of a …

This Is How Drastically Your Windows Computer Has Changed Over The Years

We've come a long way from the aging, chunky monitors we used to play "The Oregon Trail" in elementary school.<p>And, as computers have become slimmer and more sleek, so has the software that goes along with it.<p>Here's a look at how Windows has changed throughout the years.

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Tesco Apologises After Muslim Worker Refuses To Serve Ham And Wine

Supermarket giant Tesco has rushed to apologise after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer seeking to buy ham and wine saying he was fasting …

Muslims Call For Boycott Of White House Iftar Over Gaza Conflict, NSA Spying

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to highlight the contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. society at the annual White House Iftar on Monday evening, a tradition dating back to 1996 in which Muslims break their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan in the company of administration …

France Commemorates Both Revolution and WWI With Bastille Day Parade

<i>C'est le quartorze juillet</i> and France is celebrating.<p>In July 1789, crowds of Parisians stormed the infamous French prison — the Bastille — signifying …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Android News

These Scientists Just Sent Smells Via Smartphone

We all agree that the main thing missing from your smartphone experience is the ability to send smells.<p>Right?<p>Well, anyway, a startup called oPhone …

'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Is The Best-Selling Game On Xbox One And PS4

The rumors of Call of Duty’s death may have been exaggerated. The most recent installment, Call of Duty: Ghosts, failed to produce the annual “biggest entertainment launch in history” headline, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a major cash cow for publisher Activision and the most powerful force in …

Unbelievable Parkour Footage Of A Real-Life Spider-Man

How does Spider-Man get around when he runs out of webs? Parkour!<p>Parkour Athlete Ronnie Shalvis was so inspired by the recent Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

Apple Passes Staples to Become No. 2 Online Retailer – Amazon Still No. 1

- May 7, 2014<p>While Amazon remains the world’s largest online sales company, Apple has grown enough in the past three years to overtake office supply …

LG launches fridges, washers and cookers that chat

<b>A new LG text chat service allows fridge owners to see what food is inside as well as controlling other home appliances from the company.</b><p>The app can only be used to do this in South Korea, but LG said it planned to extend it to the US and other markets at a later date.<p>Samsung has already released …

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Pay a $300 fine or else your Android phone will be locked

Ars Technica<p>Ars Technica alerts us to research that has uncovered Android-based malware that disables infected handsets until the users pay a cash payment to for their viewing of illegal pornography:<p><i>“The malware is automatically downloaded when people visit certain pornography sites using an</i> …

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'Game of Thrones' Sets Dubious Record: 200,000 Pirating At Once

It's no secret that HBO's "Game of Thrones" is one of the most popular shows ever. But it's not just leading ratings on TV — it's also seeing unheard-of levels of piracy. The latest record? Over 200,000 people pirating Season 4 Episode 5 at once using file-sharing protocol BitTorrent.<p>The numbers …

Crysis 8K resolution hack offers a peek at the next decade of gaming

Want to know what you'll be playing on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two in the next decade? Take a look at K-putt's <i>Crysis 3</i> resolution hack. His tweak to the first-person shooter's main Windows program file lets the game's visuals run at up to a very wide 8K (specifically, 8,000 x 3,333). That's …

Apple earnings: $46B in revenue, 43 million iPhones sold

Apple had a very good second quarter. The company reported earnings Wednesday that surpassed both Wall Street expectations and Apple’s internal …

Pakistan army demands TV channel closure over assassination dispute

Pakistan's army demanded the closure of the country's most popular television channel on Tuesday following allegations that the military's main intelligence agency had ordered an assassination attempt on its star journalist.<p>In a three-page petition to Pakistan's broadcast regulator the ministry of …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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