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Wild African fruit flies offer clues to their modern-day domestic life

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is quite possibly the most studied organism on the planet. Fruit flies are also quite familiar residents in many of our kitchens, attracted as they are to the fruit bowl. But how do the flies live in the wild? Surprisingl

Facebook redesigns Life Events feature with animated photos, videos and more

Facebook today announced a redesign of its “Life Events” feature, which allows people to share significant milestones in their life, like an engagement, graduation, a new job, a move to a new city, and more. The feature has existed since the launc

Review: Nomad leather AirPod Rugged Case

In my never-ending quest to wrap everything in brown leather, I’m pleased with this AirPod case from Nomad. It’s simple: just a plastic case covered with brown (or black) leather. But I like it. This will be short. The Nomad AirPod Rugged Case adds a litt

Top Stories of 2018, #20: Electric VW shatters Pikes Peak record

When Volkswagen brought its all-electric, four-wheel drive I.D. R prototype to the Pikes Peak hillclimb this year, its claimed rhetoric was all about conquering the electric record. But once you’d clapped eyes on the scale of the project, and the quality o

'Eavesdropping' on groupers' mating calls key to survival

Many fish produce sounds for courtship and mating, navigation, and defending their territories. Scientists analyze these sounds to study their behavior such as reproduction. Since grouper spawning is brief and it takes them a long time to reach sexual maturit

Nick Wright on KD and Kawhi potentially teaming up: ‘It would become the best duo in the league’

Nick Wright talks NBA on today's show. Hear Nick react to the report that the Los Angeles Clippers will pursue both Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard in free agency.

MLB Winter Meetings 2018: Rays rumored to be in the mix for big bat

Kelly Saco checks in from the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas with the reports that the Tampa Bay Rays could be a destination for free agent slugger Nelson Cruz, as well as the news that the team's Ybor City stadium proposal is not viable.

MLB Winter Meetings 2018: Marlins make changes to 40-man roster

Kelly Saco checks in from the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, as the Miami Marlins haven't made any big moves but did outright two players to free up space on their 40-man roster.

US relay teams set short course world records

The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-meter mixed freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader, country's top soccer official, arrested

Intel 3D chip stacking could get you to buy a new PC - CNET

The chipmaker promises breakthrough performance.

Snapdragon 855 demos hint at what you could do on Galaxy S10, Pixel 4 - CNET

Qualcomm's next chip is coming to future Samsung and Google phones.

Facebook revamps feature to highlight life milestones - CNET

Expecting a baby or buying a new car? The tech firm wants you to highlight these big moments.

Nintendo Switch Bundle for $340, Xbox One for $219, iPad for $250, Fire TV Stick for $25: Best deals since Black Friday - CNET

Black Friday is over, but sales are everywhere. Walmart has a solid Switch deal, Google's Pixel 3 price-drop is back and the new iPad is still just $250 at Target.

The Galaxy S10 could roll in all these Snapdragon 855 features - CNET

It's up to Samsung. We went hands-on with new features in the Snapdragon 855 chip.

Trump claims he's not concerned about impeachment 'I think people would revolt if that happened'

In an interview with Reuters, Donald Trump repeated what’s become his version of the “Cell Block Tango” saying of the payoffs made to keep two women quiet before the election: “It wasn’t a campaign contribution. If it were, it’s only civil, and

Texan to receive father's wedding ring found at ex-POW Camp

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) - Wayne Gotke already owns several pieces of memorabilia from the time his father, also named Wayne, spent in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. The San Antonio Express-News reports there's the POW identification tag eac

China’s second-largest gaming company to sell comics assets to rival

China’s online youth entertainment platform Bilibili said it has agreed to buy major assets from the comics arm of gaming giant NetEase, which helped introduce Marvel’s first batch of Chinese superheroes in May. The deal announced on Wednesday wi

Sebi allows mutual funds' entry into commodity derivatives market

Clears role of custodians which paves the way for individual investors entry through AIF route

The Man With the Golden Liver: James Bond Definitely Has a Drinking Problem

James Bond is many things: spy, detective, womanizer, assassin, and, according to a new study, an alcoholic. Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand this week revealed that the fictional British […] The post The Man With the Golden Liver:

Macro Photographs of Ultraviolet Lit Flowers Display a Dazzling Array of Neon Colors

Slava Semeniuta, the Russian photographer known online as Local Preacher (previously) uses ultraviolet light to capture plants in electrifying shades of pink, yellow, and green. For his recent series, Granular Creatures, Semeniuta used macro photography to

Let’s talk hardware in Vegas

Hello, Las Vegas! We are all heading to LV for CES next month and instead of spending all our cash on a booth we’ll be wandering the halls and want to meet you as far away from the Convention Center as possible without ending up in the Grand Canyon. An

Norris passed up hero Rossi's #46 to avoid «copycat» tag

The young British driver has been a fan of the multiple MotoGP champion since he was young, and considered the Italian’s famous number for his step up to F1 in 2019. In the end, however, Norris chose number four instead because of how the digit looked, as w

US lawmakers want to put a cork in Russia's gas pipeline to Europe

The US House of Representatives is once again calling on the European Union to ban the Russia-led construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and has called for sanctions against the project. Read Full Article at RT.com

Worshipping at the altar of Trump, new GOP House campaign chair says everything's fine

Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer’s first few weeks leading the GOP’s House campaign arm are sure off to a great start. Last week, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, pointing out that she would be just one of 13 Republican women serving in the House, announced that sh

Full statement: What RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said after taking charge

Das said he will preserve the «core values» of the central bank, but called for «frank discussions» with the government

See you in Poland next week

I’m heading back to Europe to hang out in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland. Are you ready? I’ll be at a Wroclaw event, called In-Ference, which is happening on December 17 and you can submit to pitch here. The team will notify you if you have been chosen

Software marketplace G2 Crowd acquires Siftery to fold software usage into its dataset

After raising $55 million in October at a $500 million valuation, business software marketplace G2 Crowd is making its first-ever acquisition to bring more features to its platform. It is acquiring Siftery, a startup that has built its own database of busine

Apple could end up manufacturing iPhones in another country due to tariffs

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is thinking about multiple scenarios when it comes to tariffs and iPhone production. Right now, iPhones are not affected directly by the trade war between China and the U.S. But if U.S. President Donald Trump de

AtScale lands $50 million investment led by Morgan Stanley

AtScale, the startup that helps companies move massive amounts of data into business intelligence and analytics tools, announced a $50 million Series D round today. Morgan Stanley led the round with previous investors Storm Ventures and Atlantic Bridge joinin

Jindal plans Rs 4,500-cr IPO for JSW Cement in 2020

JSW Cement is on an aggressive expansion plan to take annual installed capacity to 20 million tonne by 2020 from the present 12.8 mt, which will reach 14 mt by March 2019.

Morning Digest: Top House Republican plans to ignore GOP problems rather than anger Trump cultists

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals

A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. The study authors argue that this provides a poor foundat

Fire's effects on soil moisture, runoff

The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers have created an experimental model that will help us better understand the interactions o

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients

A report describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to significantly enhance prostate cancer evaluation.

Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids.

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), whi

Review: Amazon Echo Input is the easiest way to stream media to speakers

This is the Echo I’ve been waiting for. Throughout my house, I have Amazon Echo Dots connected to stereo systems. In my office, I have a Dot connected to an Onkyo receiver and amp. In my basement, I have one hooked up to a small bookshelf system. Outside o

Hey, stop shaming me for my old phone and paper map - CNET

You don't need to ditch paper for screens and constantly upgrade your phone to be cool. Old is OK.

Google CEO hearing could have covered so much more ground - CNET

Dragonfly, the search giant’s controversial China project, got too little of the spotlight, some observers say.
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