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Facebook to acquire virtual reality startup company

Last Tuesday, Facebook announced that it would acquire virtual reality startup company Oculus VR, Inc. for $2 billion. W...

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Scientists produce synthesized materials from spider genes and E. coli

Spiders and Escherichia coli are hardly likely candidates for improving human health, but companies are now on the cusp ...

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Calvin website redesign targets mobile devices, prospective students

Visitors to Calvin’s website will notice a major redesign next week. According to Tim Ellens, director of communic...

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Scientists find 30,000-year old virus in siberian ice

While it is far from the nightmare portrayed in the movie “The Thing,” it is still exciting news. Scientists working...

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Japanese bitcoin exchange faces unexpected shutdown

Mt. Gox, a prominent Japanese bitcoin exchange, ceased transactions and shuttered its website Monday. The shutdown comes...

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Asian elephants display empathy

New scientific testing suggests that Asian elephants are able to express empathy for other elephants. Though there has b...

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Ray Kurzweil searches for immortality

Raymond Kurzweil, chief of engineering at Google, is hopeful that humans will have pushed back human mortality before he...

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Freshwater creatures can live over 1,000 years

It’s a challenge to imagine artifacts surviving from the Persian conquest of Jerusalem in 614, let alone 10-millimeter...

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Scientific, not political, definition of evolution needed

There are many views on how to define evolution. These often-conflicting definitions of evolution only add to the confus...

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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo

Nearly two years ago, in May 2012, Google completed its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, one of the largest ...