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Digg details further plans for Google Reader replacement

Digg details further plans for Google Reader replacement

Digg released results of another one of its surveys today, detailing how people read and share RSS feed posts. The surveys from Digg are types of research that they're conducting in order to build the best Google Reader replacement out there, which they initially announced last month. Based on the survey results they got, Digg is planning accordingly.

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Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Ever feel like Facebook's becoming a bit dull lately? Maybe it's your friends who are driving you nuts with their political rants, or you may just be tired of the concept of social networking. Whatever the case may be, millions of users are experiencing the same feeling, according to a new study that says six million US users have left Facebook in just the last month.

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Earth’s core as hot as the Sun, claim scientists

Earth’s core as hot as the Sun, claim scientists

A recent X-ray analysis of molten iron has uncovered that the Earth’s inner core is actually a lot hotter than we all thought previously. According to a team scientists from French research agency CEA, French National Center for Scientific Research CNRS, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF, the inner core of the Earth is said to be 6,000 degrees Celsius, or 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

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New stem cell transplants able to restore memory and cognition

New stem cell transplants able to restore memory and cognition

A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has successfully shown that human stem cells can implant themselves into the brain and heal neurological problems. The experiment was conducted using mice, and it showed that implanted stem cells ended up forming two vital types of neurons, which are involved in different kinds of human behavior, such as emotions, learning, memory, addiction, etc.

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Science taps “living fossil” for clues tipping first land animals

Science taps “living fossil” for clues tipping first land animals

If you want to find out what a millions-of-years-old creature was all about, you should only have to head to your local time machine and hit the button, right? As it turns out, studying the genes of one creature by the name of Coelacanth might not be far off. What scientists are doing here in 2013 and announcing this week is sequencing the genome of this deep-sea fish to compare it to the iterations of its being from a long, long time ago. Could Jurrasic Park be far off?

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Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Between Google and Microsoft's Bing search engine, Google has always reigned supreme as the most popular choice, and it's a good thing too, since a recent study found that Bing returned around five times more malware in search results than Google, meaning that Bing highlighted websites that contained malicious code of some kind.

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Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users

Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users

Social networks are a great place to vent your frustrations to your "friends," but sometimes they can be a hotbed for debates and arguments. According to a new survey that polled almost 2,700 people, approximately 20% people have reduced in-person contact with someone due to an argument or debate that occurred online.

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Majority of the world’s gold deposits formed by earthquakes

Majority of the world’s gold deposits formed by earthquakes

It's always interesting to learn how certain rocks are formed, and gold is one of those elements that is so precious and rare, yet very few people have any idea on how it's formed in the Earth. According to a study conducted by a group of Australian geologists, 80% of the world's gold deposits are actually formed in the blink of an eye thanks to earthquakes.

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Researcher debunks “unidentified” life found in Lake Vostok

Researcher debunks “unidentified” life found in Lake Vostok

The scientists at the St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute were excited when they found what they believed to be "unidentified" life near the South Pole. They collected 7 samples from Lake Vostok after drilling 3.5 kilometers to reach the lake. Scientist Sergei Bulat, who was the leader of the group that discovered the "new" species, stated, "After excluding all known contaminants... we discovered bacterial DNA that does not match any known species listed in global data banks. We call it unidentified and ‘unclassified’ life."

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A mouse click burns 1.42 calories, according to researchers

A mouse click burns 1.42 calories, according to researchers

Sitting at your desk all day surfing the internet with a pile of unfinished TPS reports sitting in front of you probably isn't a good sign, and even worse, you're probably not doing yourself a favor and getting enough exercise, or aren't you? According to a recent study, one mouse click burns approximately 1.42 calories.

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Scientists discover unidentified life near South Pole

Scientists discover unidentified life near South Pole

Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria from water samples obtained from the ancient Lake Vostok. Lake Vostok had been isolated from the world for over 17 million years, and was protected by a thick sheet of ice. Scientists began drilling through the ice since 1989, and have been collected water samples from the lake. The scientists stated that the bacteria did not belong to the "40-plus known sub-kingdoms of bacteria."

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Global temps highest in 4,000 years, according to report

Global temps highest in 4,000 years, according to report

Global warming: it's a heated debate, but a recent report suggests that temperatures here on Earth have been the highest they've ever been in 4,000 years. Plus, it's predicted that over the next few decades, temperatures are likely to surpass levels not seen on Earth since before the last ice age occurred.

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