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Weird science: People and yeast are remarkably similar

Yeast, common ingredients in bread and beer, is also a model organism for understanding the aging process in humans. In fact, yeast cells are more similar to animal cells than they are to bacteria...

Could Your Social Media Compromise Your Home Security?

One minute is all the time a burglar needs to break into your house. Ten minutes is all they need to find and steal your most valuable possessions. We hear a lot about the long term...

Body image suffers among social media junkies

Young adults who log onto social media sites frequently throughout the week or spend hours trawling various social feeds during the day may be at greater risk of eating and body image concerns, according...

How to turn scrap metal into a ‘homemade’ battery

Engineers used bits of metal scraps and a household chemical to create the world’s first steel-brass battery that can store energy at levels comparable to lead-acid batteries. It also charges and discharges at rates...

QWERTY typing might not be worth teaching

Nearly everyone knows how to type, but most of today’s typists use self-taught, nonstandard styles that aren’t much like the “touch typing” taught in school. Three years ago, after completing a study that found standard touch...

From Froyo To KitKat: What Does Android Distribution Fragmentation Mean For Developers?

Android fragmentation has long been the bane of Android developments. With such a large amount of freedom, those with Android devices have often chosen to run a variety of different versions of the Android...

Female Gamers: Take Your PC Setup to the Next Level

Why is it that whenever we think of gamers we think of men? Don’t let the boys have all the fun, ladies! It’s a woman’s world after all and though you may not have...

Our news habits look a lot like Britain’s in 1655

Imagine you received a Facebook message from a friend, for example, with news that your favorite football team is moving to another state. Your friend tells you he read it on a blog you...

5 benefits of using online YouTube to MP3 Downloader tool

The online YouTube video downloader allows you to download video files in audio format and save it to your computer, laptop or mobile device. The downloaded audios can then be played using mp3 player,...

3D-printed ‘edge detector’ sorts sound waves

Scientists have developed a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. When used in acoustic imaging, the technology makes it possible to detect only the outline of objects. Reverberated...
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