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Iceman Otzi's gut bug sheds light on human migration

He was brutally murdered over 5,300 years ago, but analysis of microbes from the gut of the "Iceman," a famous European glacial mummy, is now offering insights into historical human geography.The Iceman, also known as Otzi, is a mummified corpse that was discovered in…

Jallikattu gets Centre nod: Bull taming is cruelty at its best, govt is using issue for electoral win in TN

The Ministry for Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Animals Welfare have never had such a curious minister. From pronouncing trees are nuisances that get in the way of development, to writing letters to states to kill all animals that come into fields including elephants, Prakash…

Praying Mantises Given 3D Specs By Scientists

When the insects are shown simulations of their favourite food on a screen they only try to catch it if the video is shown in 3D.By Gerard Tubb, Sky News CorrespondentInsects fitted with tiny 3D glasses are showing scientists how they can catch…

Hacker Released After Less Than Two Years

The Gozi trojan was allegedly designed by a Russian coder and spread by Romanian hacker, and made the ringleaders millions.A hacker who helped to rip off tens of millions of dollars from victims has been released from prison after less than two years.New…

Adware, beware! Microsoft plans to retaliate against software that doesn't behave

Starting next year, Microsoft will detect and remove adware that may compromise a PC's security.The ban targets adware that uses man-in-the-middle (MITM) techniques or changes DNS settings to place ads in users' browsers. The move from Microsoft, which will be in effect from March,…

Google Translate 'technical error' labels Russia as evil kingdom of 'Mordor'

Russia is home to the Lord of the Rings’ fiery, evil kingdom of Mordor, and its foreign minister is a “sad little horse,” according to a Google Translate “technical error” that left the search giant scrambling.Internet users began noticing the translations in the service’s…

iPad Pro first-take review: Yes, it can be a laptop stand-in

The iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement – that’s my first take-away from Apple’s newest and biggest iPad.I’m more optimistic about the iPad as a laptop stand-in than I was a few days ago after more hands-on time with the 12.9-inch tablet over…

Tech is forcing us to redefine how we work

The definition of “work” is starting to change.I realized this the other day when I stopped at a Starbucks for breakfast. I connected to Google Fiber and my laptop connection purred along at 100Mbps. I connected my tablet and my phone as well, then…

iPad Pro review roundup: Inching closer to a laptop replacement

With the iPad Pro, Apple is still striving to make the tablet your primary computing device, according to the first round of reviews.When it was introduced in 2010, the iPad immediately became a must-have. That surge of consumer interest was fueled, in large part,…

3 online businesses you can start right now

The holiday season is an exciting time. It's a time for travel, family, positive thoughts, great food, love and joy. The downside is the cost of those things, which adds up fast. There is a way to make money, though, to pay for your holiday…