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Indonesia makes arrest in case of smuggling protected wildlife

Indonesia makes arrest in case of smuggling protected wildlife

Indonesian officials say they arrested an international wildlife trader who specialized in smuggling baby primates, Komodo dragons and other protected wildlife.

Lenovo to buy IBM's low-end server business for $2.3 billion

Multinational computer and electronics firm Lenovo said it would buy the low-end server business from U.S. technology giant IBM for $2.3 billion.

Web developer says Chrome voice feature possible security flaw

The way Google's Chrome browser allows web apps to access microphones in computers is a potential security flaw, an Israeli web developer says.

Kentucky abortion bill would require face-to-face meeting with doctor

A bill that would require women to have face-to-face consultations with a doctor before an abortion has passed the Kentucky Senate, officials say.

Study: Nighttime smartphone leaves people tired at work the next day

Using a smartphone to get some more work done at night results in less work being accomplished the next day, a Michigan State University business scholar says.
Study: Overfishing threatens a quarter of the world's sharks and rays

Study: Overfishing threatens a quarter of the world's sharks and rays

A quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades through overfishing, Canadian scientists say.
Apple to offer fix for iPhone 'screen of death' reboot bug

Apple to offer fix for iPhone 'screen of death' reboot bug

Apple has announced an update to its iOS 7 operating to fix a glitch that has seen its smartphones occasionally and randomly rebooting.

Research: Global warming could threaten future Winter Olympic Games

Global warming may mean only six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to host the Games by the end of this century, researchers say.
Students in England chance upon an exploding star

Students in England chance upon an exploding star

Students at the University College of London happened to chance upon a supernova 12 million light-years away in Messier 82, while attending a telescope workshop.
Ananth Baliga

Energy Department funds vehicle efficiency research

The U.S. Energy Department said it would help advance development of better and cleaner consumer vehicle options with $50 million in funding.
Fossil could be of ancestor of all modern dolphins, toothed whales

Fossil could be of ancestor of all modern dolphins, toothed whales

A previously unknown type of fossil dolphin that could be the ancestor of modern dolphins and toothed whales has been identified, New Zealand scientists say.

Fastest-ever broadband transmission speeds achieved in Britain

A test of broadband speeds in London has yielded the fastest rate ever, fast enough to transmit 44 uncompressed high-definition films a second, experts say.

Gender differences found in memory; men have more problems remembering

There are gender differences in memory, Norwegian scientists say, and men have more problems than women do in remembering dates, faces or conversations.

Human error may have tripped up China's Internet Great Firewall

Human error probably caused a glitch in China's Great Firewall that saw millions of Internet users ironically rerouted to a U.S. security website, experts say.

Verizon says U.S. government made 320,000 requests for data in 2013

Verizon says it received more than 320,000 requests for customer information from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in 2013.

Study: Anonymity online increases amount of hateful language

Anonymity makes a difference online, U.S. researchers say, with more than half of anonymous comments containing vulgar, racist, profane or hateful language.

Warming in northern and tropical Atlantic changes climate in Antarctic

Gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change at the other end of the world in Antarctica, U.S. scientists say.

Scientists mimic seashells' technique to preserve ancient bones

Italian scientists say they've turned to seashells for inspiration for a technique of better preserving bones for archaeologists and paleontologists to study.

Half of U.S. household carbon footprint comes from suburban sprawl

Suburban sprawl accounts for half of the total U.S. household carbon footprint, scientists say, canceling out urban attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mini-satellites could form 'space cop' traffic control system

U.S. scientists say they're working on mini-satellites that could function as "space cops" to help avoid collisions in space of satellites and space debris.
War on invasive lionfish in Atlantic waters yields first good news

War on invasive lionfish in Atlantic waters yields first good news

Scientists say they've made progress in the war on lionfish, a voracious, invasive tropical species that's wiped out most native fish in some Atlantic locales.
Space telescopes see water vapor springing from dwarf planet Ceres

Space telescopes see water vapor springing from dwarf planet Ceres

A telescope has made the first definitive detection of water vapor on Ceres, the largest and most planet-like object in the asteroid belt, U.S. astronomers say.
Water vapor detected around dwarf planet Ceres

Water vapor detected around dwarf planet Ceres

Water vapor has been detected around Ceres, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system, by the European Space Agency's infrared Herschel space telescope before it was decommissioned last year.
Ananth Baliga

VMware to buy AirWatch for about $1.5 billion

Technology giant VMware in California said Wednesday that it had agreed to buy mobile security and management company AirWatch, for about $1.5 billion.
EU sets 2030 climate goals, not binding on member states

EU sets 2030 climate goals, not binding on member states

The European Union has outlined its goals to reduce the man-made effects of climate change by committing to reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2030, though this is not binding on any member states.
Ananth Baliga
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