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Christmas with the leatherbacks

Want to know where Noelle and Darwinia—two intrepid adult female leatherback turtles ( Dermochelys coriacea ) that nest in Gabon—are spending their Christmas?

December 24, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Microsoft exits this year $290 million lighter, thanks to Word patent infringement ruling

Patent lawsuits in the technology industry have become about as common as transistors these days. Still, when a tech company the size of Microsoft gets socked with a $290 million fine (as it did on Tuesday) and is forced to make changes to a flagship product like Word within a few months (or stop selling certain versions of the software all together), it does raise a few eyebrows...

December 23, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
Fall in Love and Stay That Way

Fall in Love and Stay That Way

Nothing is more fulfilling than being in a successful love relationship. Yet we leave our love lives entirely to chance. Maybe we don't have to anymore

December 22, 2009 — Robert Epstein
The Internet at 40

The Internet at 40

Although the Internet did not get its name until the mid-1980s, December 5, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the day when the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer nodes to create a "network of networks"--a fateful link-up that would evolve into the Internet...

December 4, 2009
Spin success for silicon

Spin success for silicon

Replacing electron charge with electron spin paves the way for a new mode of computing.

November 25, 2009

Portrait of a Black Hole

By adapting a global network of telescopes, astronomers will soon get their first look ever at the dark silhouette of a black hole

November 25, 2009 — Avery E. Broderick and Abraham Loeb
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