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Economic Times

Microsoft's Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift
ZDNet
Microsoft will reportedly launch Windows 9 on September 30 and could ultimately be known as the last of the software giant's big bang operating system releases. According to The Verge, Microsoft will feature "Threshold," or Windows 9 on Sept. 30. Mary Jo ...
Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September ...PCWorld (blog)
Windows 9 unveiling set for September 30, report saysCNET
Does Microsoft Need a Big Windows Unveiling at the End of September?Wall Street Journal (blog)
Economic Times -Inquirer -USA TODAY
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Science Codex

800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ...
Science Codex
In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) this week published a paper confirming that the waters and sediments of a ...
Antarctica discovery by MSU researchers shines light on life at bottom of planetKBZK Bozeman News
MSU Antarctica research leads to out of this world possibilitiesKPAX-TV
Antarctic find spurs new hope that alien life could exists in places such as ...National Post
Air & Space Magazine -TIME -EarthSky
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SFGate

Tech Tips: Sprint's good rates come with a price
SFGate
NEW YORK (AP) — In revamping its prices and plans this week, Sprint is joining Verizon and AT&T in letting families share pools of data. The new Sprint plans are available starting Friday and reward families that need a lot of data. But the company is also ...
T-Mobile, Sprint Tussle for Customers EscalatesBloomberg
T-Mobile Free Data Offer Aimed at Luring Rivals' CustomerseWeek
​Sprint attacks T-Mobile with $60 unlimited data planCNET
Buffalo News -PC Magazine
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Capital OTC

Oculus Rift Headset: Facebook Offers $500 Reward for Every Bug Users Find
Capital OTC
Last year Facebook had paid $1.5 billion as sops for users who found bugs in its system and now it has again offered sops to find bugs in Oculus Rift. Facebook now owns Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset and it is calling upon users to report any bugs ...
Facebook Extends Bug Bounty Program to Oculus RiftMaximum PC
Bug Bounty for Oculus Rift. Facebook Expands Program to Pay for Bug DiscoveryThe News Ledge
Developer cites motion sickness in delaying Oculus Rift supportArs Technica
PC Magazine -Public Radio International -Expert Reviews
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National Geographic

GPS is Tracking West's Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn
National Geographic
Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It's a bucketload. Photo of the San Joaquin River in California. The San Joaquin River rounds a bend north of Kerman, California. Just downstream, the river runs dry.
Western U.S. is Rising Due to Extreme DroughtsAuto World News
Epic Drought in West is Literally Moving MountainsBloomberg
Scientists can now track California's drought using GPSQuartz
Popular Science -Newsweek -Yahoo News UK
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The Guardian

Atlantic slows warming, temperature rises seen resuming from 2030: study
Reuters
OSLO,(Reuters) - The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientists said. The theory is the latest ...
Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'BBC News
Pause button hit on global warming, possibly for a decadeTech Times
Global Warming “Slowdown” Could Continue For A DecadeValueWalk
GlobalPost -Science News
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NBCNews.com

Far Out! Traces of One of Universe's First Stars Detected
NBCNews.com
An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's first stars, a new study reports. The chemical signature of the ancient star suggests that it incorporated material ...
Hints of elusive early stars foundBBC News
Scientists Find Remnants of One of Universe's Oldest Stars—And It's HugeNational Geographic
Found: Traces of Some of the Oldest Stars in the UniversePopular Mechanics
Science Now
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Cult of Mac

You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now
BGR
The 1.70GB update is available for download right away from the Mac App Store app just like any other OS X update, and will bring users several changes including the new features already noted in DP6, such as new icons for System Preferences, Mail and ...
OS X Yosemite public beta 2 out, Apple still taking sign-upsSlashGear
Apple updates OS X Yosemite public betaComputerworld
Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 to testersArs Technica
AppAdvice -Apple Insider -Cult of Mac
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Forbes

NASA, Russia Squabble Over International Space Station Sea Plankton Claim
Forbes
You've probably seen the fantastical headlines flying around social media or the web this week that Russian cosmonauts have reported discovering traces of sea plankton living on the exterior of the International Space Station, exposed to the harsh, airless ...
NASA wants to put rodents on space stationFox News
Sea Plankton on Space Station, Russian Official ClaimsDiscovery News
Gas cloud creates 'dazzling' auroraToronto Sun
CNET -The Moscow Times
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Science World Report

Orb-Weaving Spiders Display Increased Ability to Reproduce in Urban Areas
Science World Report
Researchers noticed that orb-weaving spiders may grow larger and display an increased ability to reproduce in urban areas. Like Us on Facebook. The study led by Elizabeth Lowe from the University of Sydney, Australia, found that the common orb-weaving ...

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