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'Mystery' of why penguins can't fly is solved: Their wings are better at swimming - 'and no bird can excel...
The reason why penguins cannot fly has finally been laid to rest, researchers claim.Penguins cannot fly because they are such good swimmers - and no bird can excel at both, said scientists. They started to fly through the ocean instead of the air as they
A giant meteor - not overhunting - wiped out the woolly mammoth because it struggled to cope with the rapid...
A giant meteor was probably responsible for wiping out the woolly mammoth, scientists believe. It has long been thought that hunting was the cause of the creatures' extinction, but researchers have now revised their opinion. They believe a huge meteor sm
Practice may NOT make perfect: Innate talent is what's required for greatness in areas such as games or music
People have long spent hours working on achieving greatness in their chosen field on the assumption that practice will make perfect.However, new research suggests that their efforts may all have been in vain. A study has shown that differences in practic
The change in focus was hard to miss at the company's well-attended annual conference in Florida last week, even as news of a new smartphone model and its plans to offer the popular BlackBerry Messaging (BBM) instant message service on other platforms gr
The new Xbox interacts with a user's television, responds to voice commands, and includes Skype video calling. (Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
Sprint said its recommendation in favor of the SoftBank agreement had not changed, although some major Sprint shareholders including Paulson & Co and Omega Advisors have publicly said the Dish offer looks better than SoftBank's deal. SoftBank,...
Xbox fans have been eagerly awaiting the announcement from Seattle about what Microsoft has in store for their new console. After Sony's February announcement of the next generation PlayStation, Microsoft have been next to declare their hand with the n
In preparing the report the two asked some 160 utilities to describe their experiences fighting cyber attacks over the past five years. More than a dozen utilities said they experienced daily, constant or frequent attempted cyber attacks, according to a
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One - its next-generation games console. The firm unveiled the machine along with a new Kinect camera sensor and game pad at its US headquarters. It described the voice and gesture-controlled machine as an...
That figures: Professor who had to work at Subway dazzles world of maths after solving centuries-old prime...
A university professor who was forced to work at Subway when he couldn't find a job as an academic has solved a prime number riddle that has puzzled the best mathematical brains for centuries. Dr Yitang Zhang was enjoying the summer holiday in a friend's
Experts and web users say they believe the Internet obstacles are related to the June 14 presidential vote, the first since 2009 polls in which accusations of fraud - denied by the government - kindled months of protests organised in part via social netw
Clearwire shares almost immediately traded around the new offer price, having consistently traded well above the old $2.97-per-share bid. Sprint announced the revised price just hours before Clearwire was due to hold a special meeting for shareholders to
Mayer faces plenty of challenges in her efforts to turn six-year-old Tumblr into a money-spinner, not least among them retaining users while devising new types of non-intrusive online ads outside of Yahoo's traditional area of expertise. And then there i
What time is the new Xbox 720 launch today? Plus latest news on specs, games, release date, price and more
Xbox fans have been excited for months, but today is finally the day Microsoft are set to bring the next generation of video gaming even closer with the official unveiling of the follow-up to the Xbox 360. Big rivals Sony showed their hand in February wi
Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy confirmed Krzanich sent the internal email describing the chipmaker's reorganization. (Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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