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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: MicroStrategy Inc. rose 18.2 percent to $126.75. Elizabeth Arden Inc. rose 13.1 percent to $36.00. Vasco Data Security International ...

  • Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine

    TOKYO (AP) — Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.

  • Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps
    Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes
    5 Things You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes

    Millions Have Started to Use the Device as an Alternative for Traditional Cigarettes

  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found
    AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

  • 5 things about the English Premier League
    5 things about the English Premier League

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It takes something pretty special to overshadow Ryan Giggs' first game as manager of Manchester United.

  • Milky Way's Structure Mapped in Unprecedented Detail
    Milky Way's Structure Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

    Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like. "We are fairly confident that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, but we don't know much in detail. At the most basic level, we'd like to be able to make a map that would show in detail what it looks like," said Mark Reid of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who led the new study. Using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), a system of 10 radio telescopes spanning the globe from Hawaii to New England to the Virgin Islands, and operated in Socorro, N.M., Reid’s team studied masers — naturally occurring sources of laser-like radio waves from clouds of gas near luminous stars — to map our galaxy in unprecedented detail. "Mark Reid's paper presents the most precise data we have on the dynamics and structure of the Milky Way galaxy," said Harvard theorist Avi Loeb, who did not take part in the study.

  • New report reveals huge iPhone 6 design changes
    New report reveals huge iPhone 6 design changes

    A new report from Macotakara, a source with a good track record reporting on unreleased Apple products, reveals that the iPhone 6 will be curvier than its predecessors when it comes to the phone’s housing and display. Instead of the rather square lines as seen on current iPhone models, the iPhone 6 will reportedly have curved edges and thus a more rounded display, similar to the Galaxy S3 smartphone released two years ago by Samsung. According to the publication, the design also somewhat resembles an existing metallic bumper design for existing iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 model, made by Japanese company Squair (image above). An earlier report from Bloomberg last year also stated that Apple’s new iPhones would feature curved

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