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We see stars in pairs and triplets all the time in space. Three-starred Alpha Centauri is just one such example. But scientists never knew why stars so often come with companions. Did they always start off that way or...

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Congress votes to nullify FCC regulations protecting online privacy

House Resolution (H.Res.230) narrowly passed in the House yesterday with a 215-205 vote. This resolution moves forward the Senate Joint Resolution 34 (S.J.Res.34) to...
a binary consisting of two red dwarf stars shown here in an artist's rendering, unleashed a series of powerful flares seen by NASA's Swift

Study suggests that a sun is born in pairs, ours is dubbed ‘Nemesis’

We see stars in pairs and triplets all the time in space. Three-starred Alpha Centauri is just one such example. But scientists never knew...
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US drops to 4th on the Top500 list of world’s fastest supercomputer

Coinciding with the kickoff of the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt Germany, the Top500 has released the rankings of the worlds most powerful supercomputers....
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Prime Wardrobe: Amazon aims to disrupt the clothing retail industry next

Books and household accessories are easy enough to order online through Amazon but buying the right outfit is a bit trickier. Many of us...
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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
Octopuses have a pretty well-earned reputation for their cunning and wit. Some have even reached celebrity status for their antics. Otto the octopus is one such headline-grabber who got caught squirting water at an annoying spot light near his...