What Brad Pitt’s cowlick has to do with fighting cancer

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What does Brad Pitt have in common with a fruit fly? They both have cowlicks—a swirl of hair caused by a patterning mechanism. Now, researchers have discovered the genes that cause cowlicks are regulated by a...

Depression more likely for social media addicts

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The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, a new study finds. Scientists say the findings could guide clinical and public health interventions to tackle depression, which is...

Keep the party at home: websites and social networks

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There are few words more to write about the social networks and how big they are and how much are in the everyday's life of everyone. Yes, social networks have changed the way we...

Can a computer model conquer golf’s toughest 12th hole?

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A new computer model is meant to help golfers cope with wicked winds, starting with the unruly gusts that test the world’s best every April on the legendarily blustery 12th hole at the Masters. Rajat...

Expert says all iPhones will be vulnerable if Apple helps FBI

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The standoff between Apple and the FBI is the latest chapter in the escalating battle between technology companies that are encrypting data in order to protect customers’ privacy and security and the US government,...

4 reasons people can’t quite quit Facebook

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If you’ve ever thought about quitting Facebook, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve even shut down your account, swearing never to return, only to log back in a week later. A newly published study in the...

Will people skip planes and trains for self-driving cars?

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Driverless cars, like the one Google launched in 2012, are touted for their potential energy savings, but engineers say we should consider the possibility that the technology will intensify car use. If people can work, relax, and...

Free site lets you download and 3D print fossils

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The fossil remains of a newly discovered human ancestor, Homo naledi, rest under lock and key in Johannesburg, South Africa. But all you’ll need is a computer and 3D printer to take a closer look at...

Pay Per Click Advertising Is the Quickest Way to Reach Out to New Clients

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The power of the Internet is truly remarkable. In the old days, marketers bought ads on television, radio or newspapers and prayed that their message reached the right people. Today, that strategy is turned...

Why phantom vibrations make us grab our phones

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Have you ever felt your cell phone vibrating, only to pull it out and see no reason for it? These phantom vibrations affect almost 90 percent of college students, according to a recent study cited by...

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