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  • Yahoo unveils encryption measures to protect users' data
    3f2d8ef76600ee03270f6a70670084b4 2014-04-03 17:52:10 UTC
    Yahoo has announced major steps to encrypt its users' data in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations about the extent of government surveillance of private citizens. Alex Stamos, Yahoo’s recently appointed chief information secu...
  • Black death was not spread by rat fleas
    Black-death-011 2014-04-01 08:47:21 UTC
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists who have examined 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago believe they have uncovered the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th ...
  • Behemoth star destroys potential solar systems
    Orion 2014-03-19 06:58:17 UTC
    A massive star in the Orion Nebula is obliterating some planet nurseries while sparing others. Measurements of the dust swirling around Orion’s young stars reveal a zone of destruction near the massive star, one of the brightest in the nebula. Yet...
  • Do your bit for bumblebees
    Diaal 2014-03-19 06:53:29 UTC
    Bumblebee populations are in decline, but scientists don’t have enough data on which bee species live where to target conservation efforts. People throughout North America, armed with smartphones and cameras, can now help find the bumblebees. T...
  • NASA: humans will outsmart dinosaurs
    Nasa_asteroid_data_hunter_contest_hopes_humans_will_outsmart_dinosaurs-diaalnews.com 2014-03-10 16:26:03 UTC
    An asteroid at least 10km wide may have seen off the dinosaurs 66m years ago, but will humankind be smart enough to avoid a similar fate? Nasa is working on it. The space agency has spent the last 16 years searching for near-Earth asteroids lar...
  • Hubble Telescope captures shattering asteroid
    Asteroid_p_2013_r3-diaalnews.com 2014-03-07 02:42:56 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first pictures of a disintegrating asteroid. Asteroid P/2013 R3 was detected in September in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It appeared as a fuzz...
  • Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
    339ac371077c9c094d0f6a7067000f37 2014-03-05 20:40:30 UTC
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. During a meeting at the Computer History Muse...
  • Does WhatsApp deal show Zuckerberg knows what's up?
    Facebook-diaalnews.com 2014-02-22 08:55:25 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that...
  • Get ready for a cosmic event - Plutopalooza
    Get_ready_for_a_cosmic_event_-_plutopalooza-diaalnews.com 2014-02-17 04:59:28 UTC
    It's time to get cracking on plans for a cosmic event. If all goes according to plan, in July 2015, the New Horizons probe, which was launched on Jan. 19, 2006 with Clyde Tombaugh's ashes on board, will arrive at Pluto. There was a lot of excit...
  • Indonesian volcano brings life as well as death
    Diaalnews 2014-02-16 07:19:22 UTC
    SIDOMULYO, Indonesia (AP) — The ash and debris that Indonesia's Mount Kelud blasted from its belly brought death and misery, and disrupted international air traffic. But for many of the millions of people cleaning up in the wake of the explosi...
  • Methane Leaks from the U.S. natural gas production
    Natural_gas-news 2014-02-14 09:44:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The sign is ubiquitous on city buses around the country: “This bus runs on clean burning natural gas.” But a surprising new report, to be published Friday in the journal Science, concludes that switching buses and trucks from tradi...
  • Google makes statement about Russian anti-gay law
    Google-doodle-gay-sochi 2014-02-09 07:05:50 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic sea...
  • Internet firms release data on NSA requests
    Google_jpg_size_xxlarge_letterbox 2014-02-04 12:48:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Amer...
  • New research shows how circumbinary planets form
    Diaal-news 2014-02-01 10:38:58 UTC
    One planet, two stars: New research shows how circumbinary planets form. Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine would have formed far from its current location in the Star Wars universe, a new University of Bristol study into its real world cou...
  • Ocean water may reach upper mantle through deep sea faults
    Mountains_and_water-news 2014-02-01 10:39:53 UTC
    Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that deep sea fault zones could transport much larger amounts of water from Earth's oceans to the upper mantle than previously thought. Water is carried mantle by deep sea fault zones which p...
  • Male Honey Bees More Susceptible Than Females
    Diaalnews-diaalnews.com 2014-02-01 10:41:11 UTC
    Gender differences in nature are common, including in humans. A research team from Bern, Switzerland has found that male European honey bees, or drones, are much more susceptible than female European honey bees, known as workers, to a fungal intes...
  • Woman to testify against Google Glass citation
    Google_glass_ticket_1 2014-01-16 08:12:24 UTC
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law. The case to be tried Thursday in a San Diego traffic court could h...
  • Bacteria Lay Out Welcome Mat for Tubeworms
    Bac-diaalnews.com 2014-01-12 09:49:23 UTC
    Although they remain firmly attached to rocks on the sea floor and other surfaces for most of their lives, ocean-dwelling tubeworms spend their early days as free-swimming larvae, looking for a place to call home. A key factor in their decision to...
  • Potentially record-setting cold to start Sunday
    Cf4fe1f17020e200470f6a70670065bd 2014-01-05 10:21:54 UTC
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures blowing into the Midwest and Northeast in the coming days are likely to set records, disrupt schools along with airports and endanger those who go outside without the proper clothing. The frig...
  • Global temperatures to rise at least 4°C by 2100
    What-global-warming_6372_600x450 2014-01-02 07:10:01 UTC
    Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published in Nature. Scientists found global climate is more sensitive to carbon...
  • Indonesia cave reveals history of ancient tsunamis
    Ancient_tsunamis_in_lhong__aceh_province__indonesia-diaalnews.com 2013-12-24 07:06:24 UTC
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A cave discovered near the source of Indonesia's massive earthquake-spawned tsunami contains the footprints of past gigantic waves dating up to 7,500 years ago, a rare natural record that suggests the next disaster could ...
  • Why It Snows So Much in the Frozen North
    Gates_of_arctic_np_ak_wind_sculpted_snow_j._mow_1677 2013-12-21 07:14:08 UTC
    When it doesn't show signs of stopping, most of us just mumble a few choice words and get out the snow shovel. Scientists, however, wonder where all that snow is coming from, particularly in pristine places like the Arctic. Raymond Shaw and his co...
  • Google's top searches peer into society's mindset
    Google-search-diaalnews.com 2013-12-18 07:46:06 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year. Three of the world's four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men. Former...
  • China to launch moon rock-collecting probe in 2017
    7e15dc572362002a460f6a7067003471 2013-12-16 07:46:44 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its plan to launch its fifth lunar probe in 2017 with the aim of bringing lunar soil and rock samples to Earth was on track after a successful moon landing of another space probe over the weekend. The Chang'e 5 ...
  • Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk
    5354add7e459cb29450f6a7067004a83 2013-12-13 19:26:46 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system. Mastracchio, an experienced spacewalker, said he's more than ready to go out and make rep...