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Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new …

Here’s How Pretty Little Snowflakes Form [VIDEO]
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We are all snowflakes – little expertly formed, original creations floating about the world. Except that’s not true. You’re not special. You’re not a snowflake. But real snowflakes are all different (kind of), and fascinating. This video from BytesizeScience shows …

Facebook: $1 Fee Lets Your Messages Get Seen [Test] Facebook: $1 Fee Lets Your Messages Get Seen [Test]
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Facebook announced a test this week (they don’t typically announce tests), which lets users pay a small fee ($1 according to reports) to ensure that their messages get delivered to users’ inboxes. As you may know, Facebook previously launched the …

Alien-Like Skulls Found Buried In Mexico

Several skulls bearing a striking resemblance to aliens–at least, our imaginings of them–have been accidentally unearthed in Mexico, and researchers say they believe the bizarre look of the skulls came from deliberate deformation. “Cranial deformation has been used by different …

White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty

Last week, there was much rejoicing after the U.S. and other nations firmly rejected a UN treaty that sought to regulate the Internet on an international level. There’s been a lot of talk about the conference since then, but the …

Gangnam Style Hits 1 Billion Views, YouTube Celebrates Gangnam Style Hits 1 Billion Views, YouTube Celebrates

As we told you earlier, South Korean rapper PSY’s global megahit “Gangnam Style” hit one billion total views on YouTube, making it the first video to ever achieve that milestone. It hit 1 billion views shortly after 10 am ET, …

Final Fantasy Dimensions Released for Android
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To fans of the ongoing Final Fantasy series, Square Enix‘s recent focus on mobile gaming, its Final Fantasy XIV MMO, and sequels to Final Fantasy XIII can seem disappointing. Remakes of older Square games and re-visits of well-trod worlds can …

This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+ This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+
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As previously reported, some sites have been spotted using the new Google Plus-ified version of the Meebo bar. Google acquired Meebo earlier this year, and the bar was the only product from Meebo kept alive. It is now clear to …

Spencer Cox Dies: AIDS Activist Was 44
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Spencer Cox, a famed AIDS activist who was instrumental in getting the latest antiretroviral drugs available for patients, has died of complications related to the disease. He was 44. Cox was highly involved in the science behind the disease and …

Battlefield 3 “End Game” Preview Released

EA dropped the ball for the shooter genre this year. Instead of a polished competitor to the massively successful Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the publisher released Medal of Honor Warfighter. The game was shipped unfinished, requiring a massive …

The End Of The World: Franco, Rogen Team Up Again

As millions of people huddled in their homes last night, waiting for the end of days to finally arrive, Seth Rogen and James Franco were preparing for a media blitz for their next film, “This Is The End”. Fitting, but …

DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play

In October, Starz announced its Starz Play and Encore Play online services, which would provide online streaming access to movies and shows to paying subscribes off the premium channels. Today, Starz announced that it has launched the services for DirecTV …

Magical Proposal May Bring a Tear to Your Eye
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Putting your cute, over-the-top marriage proposal on YouTube is nothing new. Having your girlfriend film her own proposal and presenting the ring with a magic trick? Ok, that’s pretty good – I’ll give you that one. Let’s just hope their …

NASA tests Orion Space Capsule Parachutes

This week, NASA completed tests on the Orion spacecraft’s parachutes. The capsule is being designed as part of a project to send humans into deep space. The tests were conducted at the U.S. Army Yuma proving Ground in Arizona. The …

Facebook Dominates U.S. Desktop Searches In 2012 Facebook Dominates U.S. Desktop Searches In 2012

Experian Marketing Services released some findings about search trends in the U.S. for the year. The firm finds that Facebook was the top search term for the fourth year, accounting for 4.13% of all searches (up 33% from 2011). The …

Gangnam Style Hits One Billion Views, You PSYched? Gangnam Style Hits One Billion Views, You PSYched?
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First off, I need to apologize for the pun – low hanging fruit and all. With that aside, Hey! Sexy lady! The biggest sensation to hit YouTube all year has finally crossed the impressive one billion view mark. The megahit …

Madonna Threatens Fans: She Really Hates Cigarettes
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Madonna flipped out on some fans in Chile recently when she realized they were smoking below the stage while she was doing a sound check. “If you’re gonna smoke cigarettes, I’m not doing a show,” she said. “I’m not kidding. …

End of the World Prank Warns of Impending Tsunami

A tsunami just hit New York. Yeah, New York! We gotta get outta here! If someone had (rather convincingly) told you that in a shocked and terrified voice yesterday afternoon, what would have been your reaction? Would you have believed …

The Future Of Sharing Your Netflix History On Facebook Is Now In Obama’s Hands The Future Of Sharing Your Netflix History On Facebook Is Now In Obama’s Hands
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Some of the best news this week was when the VPPA was approved by the House. The 1988 bill desperately needed to be updated so that Netflix socialites could share their viewing history on social networks. Now the bill has …

HP Announces New EVP of Enterprise Services HP Announces New EVP of Enterprise Services

Back in August, HP announced a huge $8 billion write-down stemming from the loss of value seen in Electronic Data Systems (EDS). HP bought the company in 2008 for $13.9 billion. As part of the announcement, the company sacked John …

Paul Simon: Newtown Victim Was A Family Friend
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Paul Simon was among the mourners at the funeral for one of the victims of last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary; teacher Vicki Soto was a family friend. The beloved folk singer performed “The Sound Of Silence” at Soto’s …

Vimeo Boasts 14 Million Members and Over 675 Million Total Visits to End 2012 Vimeo Boasts 14 Million Members and Over 675 Million Total Visits to End 2012
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Vimeo says that their 2012 was amazing, now that they’ve grown to the size of the principality of Liechtenstein. Like most companies, Vimeo has released their 2012 year-in review, which features some interesting user statistics. Mainly, their member base has …

End Of The 13th Baktun Gets A Google Doodle, But U.S. Homepage Honors Newtown Victims End Of The 13th Baktun Gets A Google Doodle, But U.S. Homepage Honors Newtown Victims
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Google is “celebrating” the end of the 13th Baktun, or the last cycle of the Mayan calendar, which of course, legend has it, is supposed to bring the end of the world. So far, so good. Google is showing the …

Mila Kunis Targeted In Anti-Semitic Slur
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Mila Kunis has had a big couple of years in Hollywood; apart from being one of the most in-demand actresses in the business, she earned accolades for her performance in “Black Swan” and was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire …