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Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

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Rovio announced today it hit 263 million monthly active users in December 2012. This happened precisely three years after the first Angry Birds game debuted at the end of 2009. Incidentally, the somewhat better-known Twitter hit the 200 million monthly active user mark in December 2012. And since Twitter was...
Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter
After years of lab research, hundreds of chimpanzees could be given sanctuary

In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

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The search for the fountain of youth is nothing new; we humans have long been trying to lengthen our lifespans. In recent years, science and medicine have made great strides in increasing how long we live. The average life expectancy of an American is now more than 78 years,...
In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

Missing rocks may explain why life started playing shell games

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The familiar Cambrian explosion, which started around 540 million years ago, was a game-changer for life on Earth. Bacteria (and archaea) had ruled the planet for over 3 billion years before multi-cellular animals came on the scene. When they did, they diversified rapidly (at least in terms of the...
Missing rocks may explain why life started playing shell games
European bats tolerate the fungus that is wiping out North American species

If you don’t tear up watching this commercial, we can’t be friends

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Advertising is a harsh, manipulative mistress. I do my darndest not to let it get its claws in me whenever possible, but sometimes there are spots that do their job so well that they break down my cynical blogger exterior and get right to the heart. And, as usual, this...
If you don’t tear up watching this commercial, we can’t be friends

Pet GPS: It's Not Just For Cats

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Earlier this week, I told you the story of Lost Cat, a new book about pets, love, and GPS. So, of course, a vendor of pet GPS products got in touch with me. As a public service, in honor of National Pet ID Week, which begins April 15, I'd like...
Pet GPS: It's Not Just For Cats

The Coolest-Looking Dolphin in the World

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I've seen hundreds and hundreds of dolphins, mostly on two lucky trips out into the Monterey Bay. They were primarily common and bottlenose dolphins, the standard representatives of Delphic civilization in my mind. While beautiful, those animals look nothing like the southern right whale dolphin, which looks like an orca whale...
The Coolest-Looking Dolphin in the World
When animals attract: Inside Anthrocon, the Furry utopia

Students develop a banana piano

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Two students have developed a kit that can turn fruit, animals and even humans into keyboards by connecting them to a computer via USB....
Students develop a banana piano

Wildlife documentaries infringe animals' privacy, says report | The Guardian

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Wildlife documentaries infringe animals' privacy, says report | The Guardian

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DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

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Biologically inspired designs are not a new thing in robotics, but the video embedded below is the first time I've ever seen something that looks like it's modeled on a family pet. Development of the Cheetah robot is being funded by DARPA, the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....
DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

NounProject has 100′s of beautiful, free pictographs for Web and mobile design

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Pictures often speak louder than words, and if you take a look at the way-finding symbols that surround any given urban area, you’ll see how visual representations reach beyond cultural and language barriers, communicating ideas instantly. The Noun Project has been building a catalog of these types of symbols for quite a while now,...
NounProject has 100′s of beautiful, free pictographs for Web and mobile design

Google’s First Day Of Spring Logo

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Today is the first day of Spring in many parts of the world and to celebrate, Google has a special Spring Equinox logo. This logo’s design was by Marimekko a Finnish company. It obviously resembles the Google logo but has various flowers, birds, animals and insects to symbolize the Spring......
Google’s First Day Of Spring Logo

First whole-brain activity map created, and it looks marvelous

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The highly contentious proposal to map the entire output of a human brain just got a huge boost yesterday. Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia published the first partial Brain Activity Map (BAM) of any creature ever recorded. With this initial achievement, scaling this capability up to...
First whole-brain activity map created, and it looks marvelous

Video of Jonathan Safran Foer talking about his book "Eating Animals" http://bit.ly/9aMjyq the book on Amazon: http://bit.ly/diCOA0

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Video of Jonathan Safran Foer talking about his book "Eating Animals" http://bit.ly/9aMjyq the book on Amazon: http://bit.ly/diCOA0

Apple Had To Pull This Video-Sharing App For Having Too Much Porn (AAPL)

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Viddy, an app that lets you share short videos shot on your iPhone with the public, was pulled from the App Store last night. Apple discovered it contained a lot of user-uploaded content featuring sexually-charged material.  We first heard about Viddy yesterday from an anonymous tipster. We were able...
Apple Had To Pull This Video-Sharing App For Having Too Much Porn (AAPL)
DARPA-funded Cheetah robot breaks land speed record for bots with legs

Wait A Minute -- Pinterest's Sign Up Process Is Down Right Sketchy

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Earlier we wrote about the "brilliant sign-up process of Pinterest." But the "brilliant" sign-up process is kind of sketchy. If you've joined the social photo sharing site, then you've started to receive tons of daily emails saying new people are following you on it. The problem is, most of...
Wait A Minute -- Pinterest's Sign Up Process Is Down Right Sketchy

Cheetah-Cub robot learns to walk from the animals

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A quadruped robot developed at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has been taught to walk by being fed data based on the movements of a horse. [Read more]...
Cheetah-Cub robot learns to walk from the animals
Wild boars will inherit the earth

Nikon to extend telephoto lens range to 800mm

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Sometimes size matters, and bigger telephoto lenses make photos of distant animals possible. Nikon's 800mm f5.6 lens will doubtless have a big price tag, too. [Read more]...
Nikon to extend telephoto lens range to 800mm

Bark Bark Woof: Google Translate For Animals Hits Android Market!

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Bark Bark Woof: Google Translate For Animals Hits Android Market!

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RT @AdFreak: The most-used tag on AdFreak? Animals, in a landslide. http://bit.ly/9ZFxE9

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RT @AdFreak: The most-used tag on AdFreak? Animals, in a landslide. http://bit.ly/9ZFxE9

“We Are Working On An API:” This Is Why Embargoes Suck

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Warning: The little animals curse a little. This cute little video is literally what we go through on a daily basis with PR people. It basically recounts our daily conversations with strangers that go something like this: PR Person: "We have big news! But you guys don't sign embargoes." Me:...
“We Are Working On An API:” This Is Why Embargoes Suck

Here's A Secret Trick From LinkedIn For Landing A Great New Job (LNKD)

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Best-selling author Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's Connection Director, has a great tip on how to land your next job. Call it "strategic volunteering." We talked to Williams, who has penned three popular career advice books, about how to volunteer your way into a new gig.  Here's how you do it: Identify...
Here's A Secret Trick From LinkedIn For Landing A Great New Job (LNKD)

Even animals can be sad sometimes!

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Even animals can be sad sometimes!

Google Translate For Animals And 9 Other Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks

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For some companies, April 1st means pretty serious business. What better day for Google to unveil Google Translate for Animals or the BBC to announce a newly discovered flock of flying penguins? Unruly Media has collected the most shared April Fools' ads of all time. Embrace the silly.1. Gmail...
Google Translate For Animals And 9 Other Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks
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