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Grass Carp Extends to 45 States

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:28

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Grass carp is getting a lot of attention from state and federal health authorities for overeating plant vegetation. Its habit of overeating has been proving harmful as it leaves lakes and rivers depleted for other aquatic life.

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Hot, Young Stars in Giant Gas Cloud Blast Young Planets

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:59

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A new research has found that the Great Orion Nebula is not only a giant star factory but it also has destroyers of developing planets.

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Study Attributes Genghis Khan’s Rise to Climate Change

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:57

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Climate change significantly helped Mongol warlord Genghis Khan to rise and expand, revealed a new US study of tree rings spanning 11 centuries.

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Elephants can Identify Language, Gender and Age of Humans after Hearing their Voices

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:55

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Elephants react differently to different human voices. Well, this is what a new study has revealed after finding that elephants that were presented with recordings of humans speaking different local languages reacted differently based on the languages spoken, gender and age of the speaker.

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Twitter hit by service outage for nearly one hour

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:02

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Popular microblogging service Twitter experienced a service outage on Tuesday. The outage, which took down the Twitter service for nearly one hour, began at around 11am PST/2pm EST.

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Google to pay $15 to existing Google Apps users under new referral program

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:59

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Internet search giant Google has rolled out a new Google Apps Referral Program, under which existing users of Google Apps are being encouraged - with a cash incentive for referrals - to bring on their friends and acquaintances to the service.

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SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son’s new appeal for Sprint’s merger with T-Mobile

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:53

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In an address which underscored SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son's new appeal for the proposed Sprint/T-mobile merger, Son told an American audience on Tuesday that broadband in the US is slow as well as expensive; and added that he wanted to rescue the country from broadband oblivion.

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New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission asks Tesla to close its two stores in the state

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:47

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On Tuesday, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission passed a unanimous order asking Palo Alto-based electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors - which is one of the world's most acclaimed automobiles - to close its two stores in the state with effect from April 1, 2014.

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World Wide Web’s inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls to ensure web freedom

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:42

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In a statement released in coincidence with the 25th birth anniversary of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the inventor of the World Wide Web - has called on people to ensure the freedom of the Web.

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‘Flappy Bird’ creator reportedly “considering” the possibility of the game’s resurrection

US News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:39

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During the course of a recent, exclusive interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, 'Flappy Bird' creator Dong Nguyen hinted that he may consider the resurrection of the hit game which he had pulled from Apple's iOS App Store and Google's Play Store last month.

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Scientists Working on Project to Develop Lasers to Shoot Down over 300,000 Pieces of Space Junk

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:45

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It is believed that more than 300,000 pieces of debris are present in the space, close to earth. It comprises smallest to biggest things like screws and bolts to big parts of rockets, majorly moving in low orbits around Earth at massive speed.

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Elderly Diabetics on Insulin Suffering Highest Risk of Low Blood Sugar Levels: Study

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:43

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A new study has found that the scenario for diabetics in the US, who use insulin and wind up in the emergency room with low blood sugar, is more than twice as likely to happen to those over 80 years old as younger ones. Also, elderly patients are at five times more risk to seek admission in hospital compared to younger patients because of the low-blood-sugar episode.

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Male and Female brain not wired differently

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:21

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A number of claims have been made regarding the difference between male and female brains. To show the difference between men and women, commonly people say that 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus'.

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Sen. Joe Manchin Urges To Overturn Approval of New Powerful Painkiller

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:19

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Following fears of national epidemic of prescription drug use, US Senator Joe Manchin is urging the government's top officials to take back the approval of a powerful painkiller, Zohydro.

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Africanized Honeybees Likely Behind One of Two Swarm Attacks

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:07

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Two incidents of honeybee attacks have taken place at different places. In the incidents, three people were attacked by two swarms of bees and victims were sent to hospitals.

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Lydia, First Great White Shark Known to Swim from One Side of Atlantic to Other

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:05

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A 14-foot, 2,000-pound great white shark has been discovered that is known to swim from one side of Atlantic Ocean to other. They dubbed the white shark as Lydia and said that till now the shark has covered a distance of more than 19,400 miles.

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Discovery of 4 Ozone-Depleting Gases in Atmosphere

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:02

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Four new man-made gases, including three chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) and one hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), have been discovered in the upper layer of atmosphere, which, researchers believe, are harmful for ozone layer in the atmosphere.

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Twitter bug allowed unauthorized followers to read tweets from protected accounts

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:18

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In a recent report on its official blog, popular microblogging service Twitter has revealed that a bug in Twitter has, since November 2013, allowed users to read tweets which they otherwise should not have even seen.

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Verizon CFO says that abandoning subsidies involves “a lot of risk”

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:14

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During the course of a recent address at a Deutsche Bank technology conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that Verizon intends continuing with the conventional 'subsidy/contract model' because the company feels that there is a lot of risk in abandoning subsidies.

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Internet hits ‘25 years’ milestone on March 12, 2014

US News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:12

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On Wednesday, March 12, 2104, the Internet will complete 25 years of its existence --- with the idea of the Internet having been first proposed by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee in March 1989.

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