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Scientists identify rare evolutionary intermediates to understand the origin of eukaryotes

A new study provides a key insight into a milestone event in the early evolution of life on Earth -- the origin of the cell nucleus and complex cells. Scientists peered deep inside current living cells, known as Archaea - the organisms that are believed to mo

Antidepressant harms baby neurons in lab-grown 'mini-brains'

Researchers have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived 'mini-brains' to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain models, developed with human cells and barely visible to the human eye, who

A little good is good enough -- excuses and 'indulgence effects' in consumption

Ecofriendly materials, produced under good work conditions -- convincing arguments for most of us. But how do consumers really weigh compliance with such ethical standards? Not as much as they think: Researchers used an example from textile industry to demons

Frozen bird turns out to be 46,000-year-old horned lark

Scientists have recovered DNA from a well-preserved horned lark found in Siberian permafrost. The results can contribute to explaining the evolution of sub species, as well as how the mammoth steppe transformed into tundra, forest and steppe biomes at the en

Google removes 600 apps from Play Store due to disruptive ads - CNET

Some developers are going too far with mobile advertising, Google says.

Tesla Cybertruck Hot Wheels RC car brings the EV pickup to the toy world - Roadshow

The Cybertruck just got a lot more affordable! That is, unless the Limited Edition suits your fancy.

Galaxy S20 Ultra camera: First photos with the 108-megapixel camera, zoom lens, more - CNET

I took Samsung's new Galaxy S20 Ultra for a spin to see what its highly-touted camera tech can do.

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Star Trek collide in uncanny deepfake - CNET

Bezos transforms into an alien and Musk becomes the captain of the USS Enterprise.

Connie Moore and Sheva Moore: Keepers of NASA's Imagery

Connie Moore (left) and Sheva Moore are not related but they share a passion for helping the public find just the right image or film clip for projects.

Oops, she did it again! Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva strips off at tennis event (PHOTOS,VIDEO)

World and European figure skating champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva stole the show at the WTA St. Petersburg Open, presenting her famous ‘striptease’ routine during the event’s closing ceremony. Read Full Article at

The intelligence community erupts as Trump purges everyone opposed to Russian election interference

Step One: The intelligence official in charge of election security delivers the required briefing at a closed-door session of the House Intelligence Committee and informs the members of that committee that a) Russia has already engaged in interfering with th

Shannon Sharpe reacts to Trae Young dropping 50 in win over Miami

Shannon Sharpe reacts to Trae Young dropping 50 points in a win for the Atlanta Hawks over the Miami Heat and wonders what the ceiling is for the young star.

Preview: Magic get back to work against Luka Doncic, Mavericks

The Orlando Magic look to kick off the second half of the season with a win over Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks Friday.

FIA says there's «no question» over DAS safety

Mercedes has come up with an innovative solution to change the toe angle of its front wheels. It uses a clever design that makes the alteration through the drivers pushing and pulling on the steering wheel.While that movement has prompted some to suggest it c

Peugeot sets deadline for LMDh switch decision

The French manufacturer has stated that it is evaluating its options after the announcement in January that the new breed of IMSA Weather SportsCar Championship machinery will also be able to race for outright victory in the WEC from 2021/22.Jean-Marc Finot,

New IndyCar team set to debut at GP of Indianapolis

Citrone/Buhl Autosport is a partnership between Robert and Nick Citrone, and Tom and former IndyCar driver Robbie Buhl.Robert Citrone is founder of Discovery Capital Management and the largest minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his son Nick is a d

'Bro, you need to run for President!' NBA great LeBron James weighs up chances of becoming the most powerful man in the US

At the start of an election campaign in which he might have been involved but for his Los Angeles Lakers contract, NBA great LeBron James has been told he has the 'influence' and 'impact' to become the United States President. Read Full Article at

'It never occurred to me to leave': Lionel Messi denies exit rumors amid internal strife at Barcelona

Lionel Messi says that he will stay with Catalan giants Barcelona for the foreseeable future after reports suggested the Argentinian ace may wrangle for a move following a bust-up with director of football Eric Abidal. Read Full Article at

Anomalous data can lead to growth opportunities

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Shopify joins Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Association

After eBay, Visa, Stripe, and other high-profile departures, the Libra Association scored a win today with the addition of Shopify. The ecommerce platform will become a Libra Association member, contributing financially and operating a node that processes tra

IDFC First Bank to raise up to Rs 2000 cr in tier-II debt capital via bonds

Funded assets of the bank rose marginally to Rs 1.06 trillion in December 2019 from Rs 1.04 trillion a year ago

Gold prices surge 2% in domestic markets to new high on global cues

Standard gold in Mumbai's Zaveri bazaar rose to Rs 42,400 per 10gm in spot trade

Victims of Office Depot’s Fake Malware Scan Scam Get Paid

Last spring the FTC brought the hammer down on Office Depot to the tune of $35 million. The offense: tricking users into thinking their computers were infected with malware and charging for unnecessary […] The post Victims of Office Depot’s Fake M

Google Doodle honors Mexican comedian Chespirito - CNET

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, a popular Mexican entertainer, would have been 91 years old today.

Russia has already quarantined 2,500 people to prevent spread of KILLER coronavirus infection - Moscow mayor

Despite its 4,000km border with China, Russia currently has no live reported domestic cases of the pathogen which has sent its neighbor into lock-down. Authorities clearly want to try and keep it that way. Read Full Article at

Can masturbation & cunnilingus improve athletic performance? Sexologist discusses Tyson Fury’s ‘training regime'

Tyson Fury claims to masturbate 7 times a day to raise testosterone and practice oral sex to strengthen his jaw in training. But can either give you an edge in a fight? RT Sport spoke to a sexologist to find out the truth. Read Full Article at

'Ukraine is Europe… of the Middle Ages’: Zelensky slams angry mob who protested against evacuees from coronavirus-stricken Wuhan

Protests against Ukrainians evacuated from Wuhan which descended into road blockades and clashes with police have drawn the ire of President Volodymir Zelensky, who said his nation has fallen back into the Middle Ages. Read Full Article at

Trump names right-wing troll Richard Grenell to run national intelligence: What could go wrong?

Angered by more Russia revelations, Trump appoints unqualified hack to lead purge of intelligence agencies

Sanctions? Russia attracts $21 BILLION in foreign investments

Foreign investors poured billions of dollars into the Russian economy last year, according to research from global accounting firm KPMG. Investors appreciated the country’s economic stability, it said. Read Full Article at

The one moment that shows why Elizabeth Warren is the Democrats' top debater

Earlier I wrote about why Elizabeth Warren was our best-bet debater against Donald Trump, and why it mattered. Now I’m going to show the one clip that proves it once and for all.  Remember, Mike Bloomberg was the perfect stand-in for Donald Trump: a mora

Cardinals’ spring training opener airs Saturday on FOX Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals open spring training play Saturday, Feb. 22, against the New York Mets, and fans can watch the game live on FOX Sports Midwest.

Flash flood kills 6 students on Indonesian school trip

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A flash flood hit hundreds of students and teachers who were hiking along a river on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least six of the students, officials said. Five others were reported missing. The group of 250 junio

Ferrari not as fast as Mercedes, Red Bull - Binotto

Ferrari made a low-key start to testing on Wednesday with the eighth fastest time on the opening day, where it was behind both Mercedes – which topped the times with Lewis Hamilton's 1m16.976s – and Red Bull.Sebastian Vettel was able to set a lap 0.2 seco

Bottas feels rivals will struggle to copy DAS

Mercedes sparked intrigue in the Formula 1 paddock when it debuted its new DAS system on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.The system allowed Bottas and teammate Lewis Hamilton to adjust the toe angle of the Mercedes W11 car by pulling the ste

Ferrari will seek FIA clarification on DAS

Mercedes has already made it clear that it checked the legality of DAS with the FIA before proceeding with it.Binotto also admitted that Ferrari has not yet fully understood what the potential advantages of the innovation are, and suggested that his team woul

Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings

While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.

University of Dayton Men’s Basketball on FOX Sports Ohio

No. 5 ranked University of Dayton men’s basketball will be on FOX Sports Ohio.

Despite his claims, Bloomberg didn't disclose taxes as NYC mayor — and I have the receipts

In Las Vegas, Bloomberg claimed he released his tax returns as NYC mayor. I was there — and that's not true

Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics

Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases, the technology has moved well beyond the theoretical into practice and is used by small supplier

Equity is not always the answer

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a fun combination of early-stage and late-stage news, with companies as young as seed-stage and as old as PE-wor
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