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  • VIDEO: We only considered Hughes – Coates
    By on May 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Stoke City owner Peter Coates says the club only interviewed Mark Hughes for the managerial vacancy.

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  • Murphy out of Wuxi Classic event
    By on May 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    World number four Shaun Murphy fails to qualify for the Wuxi Classic after losing 5-1 against Alex Davies.

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  • Motorola Building “Self-Aware” Smartphone
    By on May 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Back in the ancient days of 2009, Motorola Mobility earned considerable buzz with its Droid smartphone. Marketed as an iPhone alternative, the device featured a sliding QWERTY keyboard and a chunky black body that seemed positively Schwarzenegger-esque in comparison to its svelte Apple rival. But Motorola failed to translate that buzz into sustained momentum in the smartphone space. Instead, Samsung became the dominant Android (more…)

  • VIDEO: Peacock shines in Manchester
    By on May 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Paralympic T44 100m champion Jonnie Peacock wins on his return from injury at the Great CityGames Manchester.

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  • African Soil Mapped For the Very First Time
    By on May 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    vikingpower writes “A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa — the first such book mapping this key natural resource — to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand the diversity and importance of soil and the need to manage it through sustainable use. A joint commission of the African Union and the European Union has produced a complete atlas of African soils, downloadable as three hefty PDFs (more…)

  • O’Driscoll set for Pro12 final
    By on May 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Brian O’Driscoll may return for Leinster’s Pro12 final against Ulster, but Sean O’Brien is set to miss the game.

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  • Narrowing Down When Humans Began Hurling Spears
    By on May 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit writes “Archaeologists have long debated when early humans began hurling stone-tipped spears and darts at large prey. By throwing a spear, instead of thrusting it, humans could hunt buffalo and other dangerous game from a safe distance, with less risk of a goring or mauling. But direct evidence of this hunting technique in early sites has been lacking. A new study of impact marks on the bones of ancient prey shows that such sophisticated (more…)

  • Equipment Failure May Cut Kepler Mission Short
    By on May 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    HyperbolicParabaloid writes “According to the New York Times, an equipment failure on the Kepler spacecraft may mean the end of its planet-hunting mission. One of the reaction wheels that maintains the craft’s orientation — critical to long-exposure imaging — has failed. ‘In January engineers noticed that one of the reaction wheels that keep the spacecraft pointed was experiencing too much friction. They shut the spacecraft down for a (more…)

  • VIDEO: Ferdinand scores for England in 2002
    By on May 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch Rio Ferdinand head England into the lead against Denmark in the second round of the 2002 World Cup in Niigata.

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  • Cyanogenmod 10.1 RC1 Starts To Roll Out To Devices Near You
    By on May 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter Noitatsidem writes “Good news for Cyanogenmod users, according to their blog it looks like 10.1 is nearing its stable release. ‘We haven’t used the “Release Candidate” nomenclature since the ICS days, but we feel the 10.1 branch is quickly approaching the point where a “final” build is due. To prepare for that eventuality, RC1 builds for CyanogenMod 10.1.0 are now landing on our servers! This will be one of (if not the last) milestone (more…)