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Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds

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The recent federal takedown of notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was initially seen as a huge victory for owners of copyrighted music and movies, but new research shows this may not be the case. Federal prosecutors successfully shuttered the service last …

What is a hangover? And how you can feel better the next day

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What is that hangover you’re experiencing, exactly? A hangover is your body’s reaction to drinking too much alcohol… Everyone has a different tolerance (it’s usually lower for women than men), but anyone who drinks enough is sure to experience a …

Why turning off electronic devices on takeoff and landing isn’t backed up by any scientific evidence

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Millions of Americans who got on a plane over the Thanksgiving holiday heard the admonition: “Please power down your electronic devices for takeoff.” And absolutely everyone obeyed. I know they did because no planes fell from the sky. No planes …

Scientists create spray that makes cancer glow in the dark

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A new sprayable reagent has been developed by Japanese researchers that makes small tumors, typically missed by CT scans, visibly glow within minutes of being applied—making them easier to spot and remove during surgery. The magic ingredient in the spray …

How to be the best entrepreneur in the world

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him@jaltucher. …

Cornstarch plastic and aluminium make these headphones recyclable

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Eco-friendliness isn’t my biggest concern when it comes to buying headphones, but I guess even Greenpeace likes listening to music, so designer Michael Young has created these recyclable over-the-ear cans as a follow-up to his cornstarch earbuds. While you can’t …

Occupy Flash wants you to remove Flash player from your computer

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It wasn’t enough for Adobe to put the kibosh on the mobile version of its Flash media plugin—a group riffing on the Occupy Wall Street movement wants to see Flash buried six feet under. Occupy Flash describes itself as “the …

Mark Cuban to release E-Book on how to succeed in business

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Mark Cuban has 335,000 friends on Facebook and 760,000 followers on Twitter. Monday, the Internet billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team will test just how friendly those fans really are. Mr. Cuban has written a 30,000-word e-book, …

Chinese hackers took control of NASA satellite for 11 minutes

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Hacking is becoming a growing problem on Earth. It may seem strange to mention Earth, as there’s not much to hack outside of our planet’s atmosphere unless you count satellites. Even then, how feasible would it be to gain access …

ReCell kit grows spray on skin at home in just half an hour

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While skin grafts are an essential tool for treating severe burns, Avita Medical has developed a compact kit that grows replacement skin that can be sprayed on. Which has resulted in faster healing and better cosmetic results in patient testing. …

This is how you negotiate millions of dollars of investment for your business

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TechCrunch has this brilliant article by James Altucher who is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I …

Motorola Mobility promises to be 25% powered by wind energy

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