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Mice Given an Experimental Gene Therapy Don't Get Fat
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AmiMoJo shares a report from Boing Boing: Researchers at Flinders University knocked out a gene known as RCAN1 in mice, hypothesizing that this would increase “non-shivering thermogenesis,” which “expends calories as heat rather than storing them as fat” — the mice were fed a high-calorie diet and did not gain weight. In particular, the modified […]

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Qualcomm lays off 269 employees in North Carolina and California
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Qualcomm’s struggling data center business was hit another massive blow as the company laid off hundreds. The news, first revealed by the Information, has since been confirmed by TechCrunch. The chipmaker laid off 269 employees in all, including 144 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where its data center business is located, and an additional 125 in […]

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Uber files confidentially for IPO
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Two days after Lyft submitted paperwork to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an early 2019 initial public offering, Uber has done the same, per The Wall Street Journal. The company filed confidentially for an IPO on Friday, marking the beginning of a race for the two ride-hailing giants to the stock markets. Uber’s most […]

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Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies
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Coinbase is the most conservative exchange in cryptoland, largely because it operates in the U.S. under the watchful eye of the SEC. The $8 billion-valued company trades fewer than ten cryptocurrencies to consumers but on Friday announced it announced a major expansion that could see it list up to 30 new tokens. The company said it is […]

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Google, Mozilla, and Opera React To Microsoft's Embrace of Chromium
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With the news earlier today that Microsoft is embracing Chromium for Edge browser development on the desktop, VentureBeat decided to see what the other browser companies had to say about the decision. From the report: Google largely sees Microsoft’s decision as a good thing, which is not exactly a surprise given that the company created […]

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Rocket Report: Firefly to the Moon, SpaceX makes a splash, H3 nets a customer
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.28 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week, and much of it good, with Stratolaunch reaching an important test, Firefly winning a sweet contract from NASA, and the H3 getting its first commercial flight. All in all, a nice week in launch. As always, […]

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24 Amazon Workers Sent To Hospital After Robot Accidentally Unleashes Bear Spray
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Joe_Dragon shares a report from ABC News: Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray in a warehouse, officials said. The two dozen workers were treated at five local hospitals, Robbinsville Township communications and public information officer John Nalbone told ABC News. One […]

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The Morning After: Samsung's 5G corner notch
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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, we have a very important message for you from Tom Cruise and news about the hardware that will be inside many of 2019's most popular phones. It's not a 5G world yet, but we're getting ready, and th…

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Will Uber gobble up Lime or fly off with Bird?
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Winter is coming. It’s time for scooter startups to find a cozy, protective blanket to get them through the chilly months. For Lime and Bird, that could be Uber . The pair of venture capital darlings, which both operate fleets of electric scooters around the world, are said to be in talks with the SoftBank-backed ride-hailing […]

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