ESPN Sues Verizon Over 'Custom TV' Bundles
PC Magazine
The rift between ESPN and Verizon is growing. Word first spread last week that ESPN was not happy about Verizon's new plan to offer Custom TV bundles, and now it looks like the sports network is taking action. According to a report from CNBC, ESPN is …
ESPN Sues Verizon Over New Cable PackagesNew York Times
ESPN takes Verizon bundle battle to court, alleging breach of contractFortune
ESPN files suit against Verizon over 'skinny' programming packagesLos Angeles Times
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Teen Collin Burns Absolutely Destroys Rubik's Cube, Sets New World Record
Huffington Post
In the land of high-stakes Rubik's cubing, three-tenths of a second can make you famous. Teenager Collin Burns absolutely obliterated the world record to solve a Rubik's Cube on Saturday at a World Cubing Association competition held in Doylestown, …
Watch teen solve a Rubik's Cube in a world-record 5.25 secondsCNET
Pa. Teen Breaks World Record By Solving Rubik's Cube In 5.25 SecondsCBS Local
Collin Burns in 5.253 seconds sets Rubik's Cube time record (w/ Video)Phys.Org
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Bees Could Be 'Addicted' To Common Nicotine-Like Pesticide
Headlines & Global News
Startling new research suggests bees are more attracted to nectar containing common and potentially harmful pesticides. These neonicotinoid pesticides are believed to affect bees' fitness and foraging, Newcastle University reported. The study showed that …
Bees Addicted to Nectar With Harmful Pesticides, Study FindsNews Every day
Bees at Risk of Addiction to Nectar Laden with Harmful PesticidesScience World Report
Bees are addicted to Neonicotinoids Pesticides: StudyUncover California
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Facebook Messenger gets in your face, rolls out video chat
Mashable
Get ready, Messenger users: Facebook's popular app is about to get a whole lot more in your face. Facebook announced on Monday a new iOS and Android update for Messenger that brings the ability to video chat other users. The feature is coming to 18 …
Facebook's Messenger adds video chatCNET
Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-FiTechCrunch
Facebook launches free video calling for MessengerVentureBeat
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'Silent Hill' Lives, 'Silent Hills' is Dead, And Konami Is Almost Certainly Dying
Forbes
I think I'm a part of the first generation of journalists to skip print media entirely, and I've learned a lot these last few years at Forbes. My work has appeared on TVOvermind, IGN, and most importantly, a segment on The Colbert Report at one point. Feel free to …
Konami confirms Silent Hills cancellationVentureBeat
All goes quiet for 'Silent Hills' as Konami pulls the plugMashable
Silent Hills has been cancelled and everyone is sadIrish Examiner
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How an RNA gene silences a whole chromosome

by technews on April 27, 2015

Researchers have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called lncRNAs can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a group of proteins and ultimately prevents women from having an extra functional X-chromosome — a condition in female embryos that leads to death in early development. These findings mark the first time that researchers have uncovered the mechanism of action for lncRNA genes. …read more

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Two wrongs can make a right, at least in the world of visual perception and motor functioning, according to brain scientists who tracked the eyes of students during exercises in a dark laboratory. …read more

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Astrophysicists have created a 3-D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighborhood to date. …read more

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New Study Links Weather Extremes to Global Warming
New York Times
The moderate global warming that has already occurred as a result of human emissions is responsible for about 75 percent of daily heat extremes, and about 18 percent of precipitation extremes, scientists reported Monday. Especially hot days of a sort that …
Study: Global warming has dramatically upped the odds of extreme heat eventsWashington Post
Global warming to blame for most heat extremes – studyReuters
Scientists track global warming heat spikes and rising rainfallChristian Science Monitor
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SpaceX Dragon Gets Ready For Crucial Launch Test
ABC News
It's proven its mettle carrying cargo to and from the International Space Station and now the Dragon capsule is gearing up for a crucial safety test. As early as May 5, SpaceX will make its first attempt for a pad abort test of a Dragon capsule designed to ferry …
Watch SpaceX Launch A Satellite In Today's Falcon 9 Thales MissionTechCrunch
SpaceX will launch Turkmenistan's first communications satellite todayThe Verge
SpaceX capsule to undergo key safety testChristian Science Monitor
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