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  • Ireland’s Roche takes Vuelta lead
    By on August 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Leopold Konig wins stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche finishes third to take the race lead.

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  • Changing a Single Gene Allows Mice To Live 20 Percent Longer
    By on August 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A research team at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has been experimenting with changing mouse genes and seeing how it impacts their life. In a surprising discovery, when targeting just one gene change it was found they could extend the life of a mouse by 20 percent. The gene the researchers focused on is called mTOR and is associated with metabolism. By lowering its expression (to about 25 percent of what (more…)

  • NASA Scientists Jubilant After Successful Helicopter Crash
    By on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Elizabeth Barber reports in the Christian Science Monitor that when a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter plummeted into the ground at more than 30 miles per hour, there was jubilation from the scientists on the ground at the culmination of some two years of preparation to test a helicopter’s crashworthiness. ‘We designed this test to simulate a severe but survivable crash under both civilian and military requirements,’ says (more…)

  • Doping’s reluctant poster boy wants soul set free
    By on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Disgraced sprinter turned anti-doping campaigner Ben Johnson on his bid for redemption

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  • Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down
    By on August 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An outage of one company’s servers might only affect that company’s customers — but when a major data center for Amazon hits kinks, sites that rely on the AWS cloud services all suffer from the downtime. That’s what happened today, when several major sites or online services (like Instagram and AirBnB) were knocked temporarily offline, evidently because of problems at an Amazon data center in Northern Virginia. From TechCrunch’s coverage of (more…)

  • England Women beat Australia at Hove
    By on August 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sarah Taylor and Heather Knight score half-centuries as England Women beat Australia to take control of the Ashes.

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  • Info Leak Wars To Get Messier
    By on August 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    jfruh writes “As we discussed this weekend, David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, was detained while transporting encrypted data on the Snowden affair from Berlin; all his electronics were seized. Over at the Guardian offices, British police destroyed more of the newspaper’s hard drives. Privacy blogger Dan Tynan sees where this one is going: reporters like Greenwald are going to stop even bothering to be circumspect with their (more…)

  • Spurs in talks to sign £30m Willian
    By on August 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Brazil midfielder Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in a deal worth about £30m.

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  • “451″ Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Daniel_Stuckey writes “To fend off the chilling effects of heavy-handed internet restriction, the UK consumer rights organization Open Rights Group wants to create a new version of the ’404 Page Not Found’ error message, called ’451 unavailable,’ to specify that a webpage wasn’t simply not there, it was ordered to be blocked for legal reasons.”

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  • Northants ‘love’ being underdogs
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley says his side will benefit from their underdog tag in Saturday’s FLt20 finals day.

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